Each of the 32 members of the GSG has a National Advisory Board working to catalyse impact investment in their country or region. Discover each one below.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Mission & Purpose

The mission of the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing is to help chart a course towards a more inclusive and sustainable economy, in which measurable impact is regularly embraced as a key driver of business and investment decisions. This means supporting the growth of impact investing, which is at the forefront of a paradigm shift in how we perceive the role of the private sector in society. We also recognise the importance of strongly aligned movements, such as the rise of purposeful businesses, as well as other forms of ethical investing. Collectively, these can play a major role in creating the future that we all want to live in.
  • Over


    has been committed by impact investors in the UK
  • An estimated


    purposeful businesses in the UK
  • Around


    of the adult population are interested in positive investing to some degree

Key Resources

    Upcoming Events

    • 13
      London, UK, 13 Sep 2017

      Launch of the UK National Advisory Board 2017 report

      The UK National Advisory Board, Practitioners’ Council and collaborators are launching “The Rise of Impact: Five Steps Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy” on 16 October. The report explores opportunities and imperatives for businesses, investors and policy makers to respond to changing social attitudes that have the potential to unlock billions of pounds to address some of the UK’s most pressing societal challenges.

      Launch of the UK NAB 2017 report

    Key People

    Board Members

    Chair of Social Mobility & Child Poverty Commission
    Co-Founder of Generation Investment Management
    CEO Big Lottery Fund
    Tim Kiddell
    Speechwriter to Prime Minister & Active Observer to UK NAB
    Hazel Blears
    Chair of Social Investment Business, Former MP of Salford
    Tim Farazmand
    Non-Executive of ClearlySo, Former Chair of BVCA and Managing Director at LDC
    Sir Tony Hawkhead
    CEO of Action for Children
    Saker Nusseibeh
    CEO of Hermes Investment Management
    Sacha Romanovitch
    CEO of Grant Thornton
    Nick O’Donohoe
    Former Chair of UK NAB, Senior Advisor on Blended Finance to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    Keith Smithson
    Managing Director in Treasury at Barclays
    Laurie Spengler
    President & CEO of Enclude
    Business Correspondent for Channel 4 News
    Sir Harvey McGrath
    Chair of Big Society Capital & Heart of the City
    Key People

    Practitioner Council

    Shamez Alibhai
    Partner & Portfolio Manager at Cheyne Capital
    Marie Audren – Active Observer
    Manager, Responsible and Impact Investing at BVCA
    Kieron Boyle
    CEO of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, former UK government representative to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce
    Geoff Burnand – Active Observer
    Board Director at UK SIF
    Andrew Croft – Active Observer
    Alastair Davis
    CEO of Social Investment Scotland
    Catherine Howarth
    CEO of ShareAction
    David Hutchison, OBE
    CEO of Social Finance
    Jonathan Jenkins
    CEO of Social Investment Business
    Tom Le Quesne – Active Observer
    Head of Social Investment at Cabinet Office
    James Perry
    Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of UK B Lab
    Cliff Prior
    CEO of Big Society Capital, former CEO of UnLtd
    Matt Robinson
    Director, Intermediated Equity at CDC
    Rod Schwartz
    CEO and Founder of ClearlySo
    Edward Siegel
    MD of Big Issue Invest
    Jennifer Tankard – Active Observer
    CEO at Responsible Finance (former CDFA)
    Whitni Thomas
    Senior Investor Relations Manager at Triodos Bank
    Key People