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 social impact invest- ment and development nancing topics, thereby broadening its horizons, improving un- derstanding 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 stra- tegic 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



Chief Impact Officer, Asia-Pacific
David joined the UN in 2010 managing innovation, knowledge and digital portfolios for different agencies. He is now with UNDP and has founded the United Nations SDG Impact Finance (UNSIF).

Nan Li Collins

Head of UNSIF, Asia-Pacific
Ms. Nan Li Collins has around 20 years’ experiences in both international organizations and business investment sectors across Asia, Africa and North America.

Jenny Chow

Chief Compliance Officer
Jenny Chow is a senior adviser to the United Nations Social Impact Fund, responsible for compliance strategy, structure and processes.

Yolanda Jinxin Ma

Communications and Partnership Analyst
Yolanda has joined the UN Social Impact Fund team as a Communications and Partnership Analyst. She will be leading the outreach efforts across all activities for UNSIF, the fast-paced and growing initiative.

Karl H Richter

Head of Research and Knowledge
Karl H Richter is the Head of Research and Knowledge for the United Nations Social Impact Fund (UNSIF). His primary role is to lead the UNSIF research council to improve the analytical framework for social impact investing.

Tami Kesselman

Senior Advisor
Tami Kesselman is the Senior Advisor for the United Nations Social Impact Fund (UNSIF).

Pasiwat Sutthirak

Programme Associate
Pasiwat has joined the UN Social Impact Fund (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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