The UNDP SDG Impact Finance (UNSIF) High-Level Advisory Board (HLAB) is designed to provide strategic advice to UNSIF on the most important challenges, opportunities and decisions of the initiative. HLAB would help UNSIF strengthen its understanding of related topics such as impact investment and development financing, thereby broadening its horizons, improving its understanding of market dynamics, risks and return frameworks, and future drivers of social and economic growth to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The role of the HLAB is to make recommendations to the UNSIF on a wide range of strategic decisions. Each year the Advisory Board will hold one physical meetings to review progress, address strategic questions, and plan for the coming year.



Chairperson and Co-Founder Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Switzerland

Mr. Neil Shen Nan Peng

Founding and Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital China Rotating President and Director, China Entrepreneur Forum Chairman of the Board, Yale Leadership Center in China

H.E. Mr. Marc-André Blanchard

Ambassador Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations

Dr. Jed Emerson

Founder, Blended Value Group, Advisor to the Sterling Group, Hong Kong

H.E. Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh

Chairman and Founder, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization, TAG-Org, Kingdom of Jordan

Dr. Charly Kleissner

Co-founder TONIIC, KL Felicitas Foundation and Social-Impact International San Francisco, CA, USA

Dr. Li Zhenxi

Chairman, Baoshang Bank President of Supervisory Board, Asian Financial Cooperation Association Executive Chairman of the Joint Committee on Reputation Risk Management, China Banking Association

H.E. Dr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith

Minister of Finance Government of The People’s Republic of Bangladesh

H.E. Dr. Sahar Nasr

Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Cairo Governorate, Arab Republic of Egypt

Aligning Capital Markets with the SDGs


Nan Li Collins

Head of UNSIF, Asia-Pacific
Ms. Nan Li Collins is responsible for Asia-Pacific Partnerships at the UNDP SDG Impact Finance (UNSIF), supporting policy exchange as well as investing and financial cooperation under UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Artak Melkonyan

Chief Operations Officer
Artak is looking after the overall operations of UNSIF, as well as supporting the impact investment initiatives both regionally and at the country level.

Yolanda Jinxin Ma

Head of Communications and Partnership
Yolanda is leading the strategic communications and partnership engagement for UNSIF, managing the outreach efforts across all activities for UNSIF, both internally and externally.

Karanraj Chaudri

Advisor, Social Impact Investments
Karanraj has joined UNDP SDG Impact Finance as Advisor, Social Impact Investments. Based out of Delhi, he will be supporting the country office as well as UNSIF’s work regionally.

Pasiwat Sutthirak

Programme Associate
Pasiwat has joined the UNDP SDG Impact Finance (UNSIF) project, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub as Programme Associate. He supports the project team in all aspects of programmatic support, secretarial and administrative functions.

UNSIF Research Council

UNDP UNSIF partnership with 9 leading universities


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