Investing for Impact

IMPACT= Podcast with Nick O'Donohoe, CEO of British International Investment

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In this IMPACT = podcast episode, we talk to our Chief Executive Officer, Nick O'Donohoe.

Nick joined BII as its Chief Executive in June 2017 and is also a member of the Board.

Prior to joining BII, he co-founded Big Society Capital with impact investing pioneer Sir Ronald Cohen. Nick served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2011 to December 2015. BSC is an independent financial institution established by the UK Government as “the world’s first social investment bank”.

Previously Nick worked at JP Morgan, latterly as Global Head of Research. He was a member of the Management Committee of the Investment Bank and the Executive Committee of JP Morgan Chase, as well as the senior sponsor for JP Morgan’s Social Finance Unit. Nick co-authored “Impact Investments: An Emerging Asset Class”, published by JP Morgan and the Rockefeller Foundation in November 2010.

In this in-depth discussion with our host Andrew Murray-Watson, Nick talks about his impact investing journey and shares his insights on the role finance can play in helping solve some of the world's biggest development challenges.