Clara Barby


Clara Barby, Partner

Clara is currently on secondment from Bridges as Chief Executive of the Impact Management Project, a forum for building global consensus on how to measure and manage impact.

Clara previously led Bridges’ impact strategy throughout the investment cycle – from defining the strategy and process for selecting impact investments, to engaging with portfolio companies to create additional value through environmental and social factors, to tracking and reporting results to our investors and other stakeholders. In addition to growing impact through our funds, Clara also led Bridges Impact+’s research and development efforts to promote the growth of the wider sustainable and impact investment sector.

Prior to Bridges, Clara focused her career on investing in innovative high-impact businesses – most recently on the management team of an India-based healthcare chain and Acumen portfolio company. Clara previously worked for Acumen’s Capital Markets team in New York where she played a lead role in designing an innovative investment vehicle and later co-led the Acumen energy portfolio in India. Before Acumen, Clara worked in Colombia, promoting socially responsible investment.

Clara holds a BA (Hons) in Greats from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD. 

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