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Wed, 02 Feb


Sutro Room, Trinity College

Impact Investing Panel

Join us for discussion and networking drinks at our Impact Investing panel to learn about the importance of impact investment. We will gather different women in the industry to discuss what it means to ‘impact invest’, its challenges, and much more.

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Impact Investing Panel
Impact Investing Panel

Time & Location

02 Feb 2022, 17:00

Sutro Room, Trinity College, Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BH, UK

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Sarah Gordon, CEO of the Impact Investing Institute

Sarah Gordon is the first chief executive of the Impact Investing Institute, which launched in November 2019. The Institute aims to make capital markets fairer and work better for people and the planet and works to accelerate the growth and improve the effectiveness of the impact investment market in the UK and internationally. Previously, she spent 18 years at the Financial Times, where she ran the paper's corporate coverage during the financial crisis and was business editor. Before journalism, she worked in fund management in the UK and the US, and at the UN Conference for Trade and Development in Geneva. She is a non-executive director of Social Finance, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, a member of the Leadership Council at Snowball Investment Management and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Noleen Mariappen

Impact Entrepreneur & Advisor Strategy, Sustainability & Scaling Consultant 

Special interests: Inclusive Tech Leveraged for Impact, Strategic International Development and Partnerships with Purpose

Nouss Bih

Nouss is an impact investment professional with experience investing in small and medium businesses and start-ups in Africa. She is currently pursuing an MBA at Saïd Business School (University of Oxford). Before starting the MBA, she was leading investment activities in Cote d’Ivoire for I&P (Investors & Partners), an impact investment group dedicated to financing and supporting the growth of SMEs in sub-Saharan Africa. Her role was to source and execute investment opportunities in target companies based in Cote d’Ivoire, manage the portfolio of investees while bringing them strategic assistance, help them improve their ESG performance, and take an active part in the fund’s advocacy efforts in favor of better access to funding for SMEs in Africa. Prior to working 6 years with I&P, Nouss acquired some experience in investment banking, primarily in Chile, where she worked on the structuring of export credit loans and trade finance facilities for large Chilean corporates.

Anja Zehfuss

Anja Zehfuss is a current MPhil student in Development Studies, where she is writing her thesis on innovation in health technology in emerging markets. She spent her undergraduate at Stanford, where she majored in Biology and created her own minor in emerging market investment. She has also worked as the COO of Virufy, a health tech startup, as well as in several other startups. In her free time she will be found on the water at Wallingford or helping out on the board of OXVC.


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