19th October 2022

How transparency and technology can drive an impact revolution, with Sir Ronald Cohen

This year marks 20 years since Bridges launched in the UK. The world of sustainability and impact has clearly come a long way in those two decades. But given the scale of the challenges we face, it’s not enough: we need to go much further, much faster.

In our new series 20/30 Visions, we want to explore what this looks like in practice. Every week, we’ll be speaking to a different expert or thought-leader from around the globe, and asking them: what needs to change if we want to build a more sustainable and inclusive future in the next ten years? And how do we make that change happen?

Our first episode features a legend of the impact movement and one of its greatest change-makers: Sir Ronald Cohen, chair of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (and, inter alia, Bridges’ founding chair). In our interview, Sir Ronald talks about

  • The importance of bringing impact into financial accounting
  • What the Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative is revealing about 3,000 top companies
  • Why he thinks this transparency will change the world
  • The opportunity for $1bn+ outcomes funds
  • Why governments can (and should) support the development of impact investing
  • How the energy crisis is sparking a wave of innovation
  • And why this will lead us to a new impact revolution


Watch the interview here:

Or you can download Sir Ronald’s insights to read as a PDF below:

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