Yale, Oxford and IMD alumni are joining forces to discuss social impact, blended finance and funding for resilience

  • 09 May 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, Mayfair, London W1J 5JD
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Yale, Oxford and IMD alumni are joining forces to discuss social impact, blended finance and funding for resilience  


Tuesday, 9 May 2023

6 pm arrivals 

6:30 pm Roundtable and Q&A

7:30 pm Networking & Drinks

Lansdowne Club
9 Fitzmaurice Place, Mayfair, London W1J 5JD

Please note: Mandatory registration

Dress code: Casual Business

Sponsored by GRP


Theme: There is a lot of growing interest in impact investing, philanthropy, ESG investing and social finance. This is an alumni session around this theme and some of the grassroots work that many seek to know more about.


About the Event:
Following on from a successful session last year, Yale, IMD and Oxford alumni have decided, along with the Global Resilience Partnership, to jointly host an open discussion on how finance can build positive social impact. This topic is moving from an emergent discussion to something that increasingly drives capital allocation, business innovation and policy debate. Our aim for the evening is to present a panel discussion covering a set of key questions to consider, and then open the discussion up for further debate, consideration and interaction. We’re excited to have alumni from the world's leading business schools and experts in these areas convene and engage together. Please join us if you are already embedded in this topic as a key decision maker, or if you are new to the idea and keen to know more.



The Round Table moderators and panel:

  • Clint Barlett (moderator) - Yale alum, impact finance consultant. 

  • Galina Markova - Yale Club of London, leading in the impact finance space.

  • Jesper Hornberg  - President of the Alumni Club of East Africa, based in Kenya and GRP representative.

  • Anna Valle - IMD Alumni Club of the United Kingdom, ESG/impact beauty biotech start-up CEO.

About the Speakers:


Clint Bartlett: Clint is a professional social impact and blended finance consultant and advisor. For almost two decades he has worked globally in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility, impact investing, social finance and corporate strategy. He has held executive roles in non-profit and for-profit entities, successfully founded three of his own ventures, and has been a consultant to several leading global organisations. Currently, he is engaged by the UNDP and the Global Resilience Partnership in the areas of fairer access to finance and private-sector resilience building. Clint has an MBA from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, and a Masters in Advanced Management from Yale University’s School of Management. In 2019 Clint become a Fellow of the Swiss-based Jacobs Foundation. 

Galina Markova: Galina is an impact investor building her first Impact Fund focused on Central and Eastern Europe. Her background is in leveraged finance having worked with private equity houses to support the growth and expansion of their investees across multiple sectors and jurisdictions. Galina is an angel investor working closely with Angel Academe to support women founders and increase female investment. Galina holds an MBA from Yale School of Management

Jesper Hornberg: Jesper leads the innovation and scaling work at the Global Resilience Partnership and has spent more than 25 years in business and investment, strategic planning and performance improvement in Europe, Asia and Africa. Jesper has extensive experience in leading multi-functional and multicultural projects, mentoring and funding grassroots initiatives. He is a co-founder of GIVEWATTS, a commercial enterprise with social impact goals that distributes climate-smart energy products in East Africa through an IT platform. 

Anna Valle: Anna is a global business leader who has lived in six countries working for FMCG and startups across emerging and developed markets, different sectors, and diverse cultures. After developing marketing strategies for iconic brands like Johnnie Walker, Durex and Liz Earle, Anna co-founded Seeds of Colour, a green biotech beauty company that developed a cutting-edge extraction technology to recover colour pigment from fruits and vegetables to create 100% plant-based makeup. Anna completed an Executive Programme in Corporate Strategy from the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Leadership Programme at IMD and the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Programme.


The event is free, but please register so that we can have an idea of numbers and arrange a suitable area.


Contact:  Clint Bartlett

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