COVID-19 is already a health emergency across half the world and may well spread even further. We know that the long-term economic impact will be far worse still.

The global impact investing community has an important role to play in mitigating the effects of this crisis. With the GSG team and our 32 National Advisory Board countries, we have over a decade of experience in what impact means in practice and how finance can be used for public good.

We can work to create some of the outstanding new innovations needed globally, from financing for medical interventions, education and retraining for jobs, to building frameworks to ensure positive impact in each step towards the recovery we all seek. 

But if we work alone there’s a limit to what we can achieve. Solidarity between leaders from the worlds of finance, entrepreneurship, business, government and philanthropy is critical to saving lives and securing our shared future. Now, more than ever, we must work together to address the challenges so suddenly created by this pandemic.

I am honoured to become CEO at GSG and look forward to working with you all to achieve our utmost in this crisis.

Cliff Prior

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