Chief Executive Officer, Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG), UK

Mr Cliff Prior CBE is the CEO of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment – the independent agency catalysing impact investment to benefit all people and our planet, with a growing movement across 70 countries, each representing all the stakeholder groups needed to make sure capital flows towards positive social and environmental impact.  The GSG recently developed the G7 UK Impact Taskforce, making powerful recommendations across standards, reporting and impact valuation, and mobilisation of private capital into emerging economies with a Just Transition approach.

Previously, he was CEO of Big Society Capital, the UK’s wholesale social impact investor and market developer; CEO of UnLtd the UK foundation for social entrepreneurs; CEO of Rethink for people affected by severe mental ill health; and has also worked in healthcare, elder care, social housing and homelessness. He has also participated as a government regulator and adviser across several social issue areas, and has co-founded social enterprises.