Kieron Boyle is Chief Executive of Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation, one of the world's oldest independent foundations. Kieron also leads Impact on Urban Health — a pioneer in unlocking the potential for cities to be healthier. Part of Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation, Impact on Urban Health works with businesses, governments, and communities to demonstrate new ways of addressing urban health inequalities.
William Burckart is the President of The Investment Integration Project (TIIP), a consulting services and applied research firm that provides advice, thought leadership and a turnkey solution to help investors manage systemic risks and opportunities. Mr. Burckart has advised a range of clients, including investment management firms, private foundations and endowments, government and major industry bodies, working with them to integrate impact and investment goals through the development and implementation of related strategies.
He has also contributed to the field through groundbreaking research, including the development of market insights and practical guidance for investors and financial advisors in collaboration with the Money Management Institute (MMI); co-editing the New Frontiers of Philanthropy: A Guide to the New Tools and Actors that Are Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing (Oxford University Press), and helping to write the “Status of the Social impact investing Market: A Primer” (UK Cabinet Office) that was distributed to policymakers at the inaugural G8-level forum on impact investing. His writing has been featured in Barron’s, Pensions & Investments, The Guardian, Forbes, Quartz, top1000funds, InvestmentNews, Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), ImpactAlpha, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and FundFire to name a few. Mr. Burckart is a fellow of the High Meadows Institute and co-author of the book 21st Century Investing: Redirecting Financial Strategies to Drive Systems Change (Berrett-Koehler, 2021).
Investors serious about long-term impact should do more to strengthen the social and environmental systems they rely on for their returns. How? Through catalytic investments, building the field – and sometimes, starting small.