Sir Ronald Cohen, author of ‘On Impact’, is a pioneering philanthropist, venture capitalist, private equity investor, and social innovator, who is driving forward the global Impact Revolution.
For nearly two decades, his ground-breaking initiatives have catalysed global efforts to drive private capital to serve social and environmental good. He was a co-founder and executive chairman of Apax Partners Worldwide LLP (1972-2005), a global private equity firm. He chaired the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce (2013-2015), the UK Social Investment Task Force (2000-2010) and the UK’s Commission on Unclaimed Assets (2005-2007). He is a co-founder of Social Finance UK, USA, and Israel; and co-founder chair of Bridges Fund Management and Big Society Capital.
Today he serves as chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and The Portland Trust. Sir Ronald graduated from Oxford University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He was born in Egypt and left as a refugee at the age of 11, when his family came to the UK.
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First he set about revolutionising investment in entrepreneurs. Then he brought us the impact investing task force and social investment bank. Now, Sir Ronald Cohen introduces perhaps his most important campaign yet.