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Making Good in Social Impact Investment

About the Authors

Rupert Evenett

Rupert has held senior positions across the private, public and civil society sectors. A banker for 20 years, latterly at Merrill Lynch, he advised companies big and small on fundraising, capital structure, investor relations and acquisitions. In his last five years as an advisor, he raised 10 billion and advised on 30 billion of deals. Since retiring from banking in 2003 on the birth of his first child, he became one of the first-round directors of the Shareholder Executive in Whitehall, has researched social justice, global citizenship and the political role of cities at the LSE, taking a PhD in political philosophy, and has held board positions at a number of charitable and not-for-profit organisations, including being chair of BTCV, the leading volunteering and conservation charity from 20062011. BTCV was Charity Times Charity of the Year in 2010 and won the Environment & Conservation category in the Charity Awards 2011. Rupert is a nonexecutive director and an investment committee member of The Social Investment Business.

Karl Richter

Karl Richter

Karl is a founder of the JenLi Foundation, for which he developed a financial model and legal framework to combine philanthropic and commercial capital, blending social and financial outcomes. He has been appointed by the Euclid Network (of European civil society professionals) as an advisor on social impact investments and currently coordinates the Euclid task force on social investment, which will report to the European Commission. He works as an independent consultant on social impact investment and has been invited by civil society organisations and governments to speak across Europe and in the USA on the subject. He holds an MBA specialising in entrepreneurship and started his career as an architect. In 2007 he co-founded Entity Partnerships, an urban regeneration business that focused on mixeduse projects and development finance for creating selfsufficient communities.

Launching the review

The review was successfully launched at an exclusive breakfast event to an audience of City financiers, social investors, civil society organisations and key sector stakeholders on 6 October at the Old Mutual, hosted by The Social Investment Business and TheCityUK.