In conversation with Sir Ronald Cohen, Founder of Apax Partners and Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment

This Covid-19 crisis is a blunt wake-up call for all of us. The pandemic exposed how fragile and dysfunctional our economic system was. Inequalities are now reaching unsustainable levels. Globalization and democracy are being challenged from all sides. This outbreak has also accelerated tectonic shifts already well under way in society and the economy (digitalization, sustainable consumption, deglobalization, etc.). In finance ESG was already top of mind for institutional investors ; after the epidemic impact investing may well become the new standard.

 

IPEM is pleased to host this conversation with Sir Ronald Cohen, founder of Apax Partners and Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment just days before the official release of his new book « Impact, reshaping capitalism to drive real change » (Ebury Press / Penguin Books, July 2nd 2020 – on pre-order on Amazon.com). After pioneering venture capital and private equity, Sir Cohen has dedicated two decades to leading the Impact Revolution to achieve real social and environmental change. His cornerstone book could not be more relevant today, as the dust of the coronavirus crisis starts to settle and massive challenges unfold.

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Speaker

Sir Ronald Cohen is a preeminent international investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, social finance innovator, and impact pioneer, who is driving forward the global Impact Revolution.

He serves as Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and The Portland Trust. He is a co-founder of Social Finance UK, USA and Israel; and co-founder Chair of Bridges Fund Management and Big Society Capital. He chaired the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce (2013-15), the UK Social Investment Task Force (2000-10) and the UK’s Commission on Unclaimed Assets (2005-2007). In 2012 he received the Rockefeller Foundation’s Innovation Award for Social Finance.

He was the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Apax Partners Worldwide LLP (1972-2005), a global private equity firm, and co-founder and Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association.

Oxford and Harvard educated, Sir Ronald was born in Egypt and left as a refugee at the age of 11, when his family came to the UK. He is based in Tel Aviv, London and New York.

 

Sir Ronald Cohen, Founder of Apax and Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment

Twitter: @sirronniecohen

Pre-order on Amazon.com 

« Impact, reshaping capitalism to drive real change »
Ebury Press / Penguin Books, July 2nd 2020

For more information : download the press release