President of the jury
Johannes Weber began his career as an entrepreneur and, among other things, founded and developed a career service for those with high potential. Following this he worked for a mutual fund company and became managing director in 2006. After a successful IPO of the holding company, Johannes became involved with PANDA Investment Management, an investment company with a focus on sustainable investments and a former partner of the World Wide Fund for Nature. Johannes sold PANDA Investment Management in 2008 and funded the Social Venture Fund in 2009 […]
Olivier de Guerre
Olivier co-founded GT Finance/Cristal Finance in 1987 before joining Credit Suisse Asset Management in 1998 as a Managing Director. In 2003 he founded PhiTrust in order to support families and foundations in the implementation of financial, social and philanthropic strategies, believing that investors have responsibility through their financial and social investments. He has long-standing experience in asset management at the level of families/foundations or institutions, in particular through assisting them with their investment strategies. Olivier is a Board member of Finansol, EVPA and the Philippson Foundation. He is also the Chairman of PhiTrust Active Investors and PhiTrust Impact Investors.
Oliver Karius is a partner at LGT Venture Philanthropy Foundation. Prior to joining LGT Venture Philanthropy, Olivier was Head of Research at Forma Futura Invest AG, an independent Swiss-based investment management company focusing on investing to contribute to a sustainable quality of life. He is also Managing Director and co-founder of VantagePoint Global which is dedicated to building the capacity for sustainable investing and development in emerging markets. From 2001 to 2004, Olivier served as Manager of Research Services and Senior Sustainability Analyst at SAM Research for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and SAM Group. […]
Jean-Marie Magnette is Director General of the Information and Corporate Centre, Directorate of the European Investment Bank, where he is responsible for information technology, facilities management, information management and reporting, and procurement. Jean-Marie previously held the position of Deputy Chief Executive of the European Investment Fund, where he was in charge of risk, finance, operations, compliance and project management. He had joined the EIF in 2008, after a 25-year career at the European Commission, where he was responsible for financial engineering, development of new financial instruments and liaison with the EIB Group. Jean-Marie is Adjunct Professor of Finance at Sacred Heart University Luxembourg […].
Meredith Niles is an Investment Director at Impetus Trust, where she co-leads on the Impetus for Reducing Reoffending Initiative, supporting the scale-up of charities and social enterprises working with offenders to turn around their lives. Prior to joining Impetus, she was an Executive Director in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. Meredith serves as the Treasurer of Booktrust and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Hestia Housing and Support and of Toynbee Hall. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Institute of Directors. Meredith holds a BA with Highest Distinction and Highest Honours from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MSc from the London School of Economics.
Sophie Robin is a founding partner of Stone Soup Consulting, a company focused on enhancing the social impact of organisations. Previously, she worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation as the Liaison Officer with Civil Society Organisations for Latin America and the Caribbean. Sophie also worked for several NGOs and served as CEO for the Portuguese NGDO Platform. Within Stone Soup Consulting, she has been specialising in scaling up strategy for social initiatives, as well as social impact, advising social entrepreneurs and VP organisations on how to measure, monitor and report on their social impact. […]