Maria Raurell has dedicated her entire professional career to work in the fields of impact investment and inclusive finance, taking the roles of analyst, portfolio manager and consultant. Now a consultant at Stone Soup Consulting, she is passionate about social impact, social entrepreneurship and SME development. She holds a BA & Master in Business Administration by ESADE Business School and has conducted assignments in numerous countries and regions, particularly Central Asia, West Africa, and Central America.
Billions of dollars are now invested to create social impact as well as financial return. But with powerful new players such as Goldman Sachs and the Ford Foundation striding into this maturing market, will the sector’s original values be lost?