Krisztina Tora is Chief Market Development Director of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG).
Prior to GSG, Krisztina co-founded and led the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network, the global network of organisations supporting social entrepreneurs. Started with a handful of incubator and accelerators in 2013, GSEN grew to a network of more than 50 members, working in 70 countries globally, supporting nearly 5000 social entrepreneurs every year, and benefitting to more than 2,5 million people around the world. GSEN improves the support available to social entrepreneurs, so that all social entrepreneurs can access great support, to grow successful and impactful ventures.
Krisztina has always been passionate about creating social impact. Until 2013, Krisztina was Director at Be-linked, leading French strategy consultancy dedicated to create shared value between multinational corporates and NGOs or social enterprises. Previously she was International Projects Manager at Veolia, a global utilities company.
She holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School in Paris, speaks French, Hungarian, English, and Spanish fluently, and has skills in German and Portuguese.
Larger businesses are often seen as the better investment bet. But for more resilient economies, we must focus on helping SMEs to flourish. GSG's Krisztina Tora on lessons from pioneering efforts in Zambia and Ghana.
Eight years after it was created amid a buzz of optimism, the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network has shut for good. Its closure has stark lessons for those supporting social enterprises, writes GSEN co-founder Krisztina Tora.
Ghana is world-leading in tracking spending on Sustainable Development Goals – making it ripe for impact investors. GSG's Krisztina Tora on the growing momentum (and infrastructure) for impact investment in the west African nation.
Kenya can take advantage of its popularity among impact investors to unlock $10bn for sustainable development, writes Krisztina Tora, market development director at the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment. Here's how.
At a meeting of several organisations that support social entrepreneurs in Hong Kong last month it emerged that funding and human capital are the biggest challenges they face. Krisztina Tora of the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network reports.