Ronald Cohen Keynote Speaker

  • Author of "Impact- Reshaping capitalism to drive real change'
  • Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Apax Partners Worldwide LLP
  • Chairman of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce

Ronald Cohen's Biography

Sir Ronald Cohen serves as Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and The Portland Trust. He is a co-founder of Social Finance UK, USA and Israel; and co-founder Chair of Bridges Fund Management and Big Society Capital. He chaired the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce (2013–15), the UK Social Investment Task Force (2000–10) and the UK’s Commission on Unclaimed Assets (2005-2007). In 2012 he received the Rockefeller Foundation’s Innovation Award for Social Finance.

He co-founded and was Executive Chairman of Apax Partners Worldwide LLP (1972-2005). He was a founder director and Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association and a founder director of the European Venture Capital Association.

He is a director of the Harvard Management Company and the University of Oxford Investment Committee, a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School and Vice-Chairman of Ben Gurion University. He is a former member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers (2007-13), former Trustee of the British Museum (2005-12) and a former trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (2005-11).

His book ‘Impact: Reshaping capitalism to drive real change ‘ was published in July 2o2o.  Commenting on the book, Bono said ”Capitalism isn’t immoral, it’s amoral – it’s a wild beast that needs to be led. Here Sir Ronnie provides the core operating manual for those seeking to do good while also doing well

Sir Ronald is a graduate of Oxford University, where he was President of the Oxford Union. He is an Honorary Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford.  He has an MBA from Harvard Business School to which he was awarded a Henry Fellowship. Sir Ronald is also the author of “The Second Bounce of the Ball – Turning Risk into Opportunity” (2007).

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Videos of Ronald Cohen

The Future of Impact Investing (2014)
The Future of Impact Investing (2014)
Private Capital, Public Good (2014)
Private Capital, Public Good (2014)
Fueling Opportunities & Scaling Progress with Innovative Financing (2014)
Fueling Opportunities & Scaling Progress with Innovative Financing (2014)

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Books by Ronald Cohen

IMPACT: Reshaping capitalism to drive real change

Comments & Testimonials

'Impact' is a new and very important idea to reshape and save our economic system.
Paul Romer Nobel Prize in Economics, 2018

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