Lauren Burnhill is the Founder and Managing Director of One Planet Ventures (OPV), a social & green impact investment consultancy focused on business model and financial product innovation for social and climate #resilience. There’s no point in saving the planet if we aren’t taking care of the needs of her inhabitants. Making communities and cities #ClimateResilient and #ClimateSmart means finding constructive ways of engaging with the people who live in them. OPV believes that HOW we invest is as important as WHAT we invest in, which informs a strong focus on developing human capital, supporting good governance and addressing non-financial impact (social and environmental) in a practical and integrated manner. In other words, operational excellence is at least as important for the success of an impact investment intermediary as is access to capital. The mission matters, but knowing how to execute on that vision is an entirely different challenge.
On October 1, 2018, the re-launch date for TMITM, Lauren is celebrating the launch of OPV International (NL), which will serve as European headquarters for a new set of initiatives around #longterm finance for #climate and #social resilience, with emphasis on #SustainableFinance, mainstreaming #impactinvestment and helping businesses and non-profits decide how to account for and report on impact, exploring methodologies and hot topics such as ESG, SRI, GIIRS/IRIS, the SDGs, GRI, SASB and more.