20/30 Visions #1: 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:

Latest publications