Christopher Thorn AM

Christopher is a Partner in Ernst and Young’s Climate Change & Sustainability Services practice and leads the Impact Investment, Social Finance and Philanthropic Services work. He has a particular focus in building the Impact Investment and Social Finance market in Australia. Christopher is an accomplished financial services executive who has 30 years’ experience working across private wealth management, institutional equities, philanthropy and social investment in Melbourne, New York and Brisbane. Having developed an extensive network particularly at the intersection of government, community and business sectors, Christopher has established a reputation as a thought leader in the development of social capital markets, his deep industry knowledge has been sought by a diverse and extensive Australia wide client group. Christopher has a long term interest in social finance and increasing awareness of philanthropic issues and fostering relationships between interested parties in order to facilitate the giving process. Christopher was recognised for his significant service to the not for profit sector through advisory roles on philanthropic strategic planning and to the community by being made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2017. Christopher is an alumnus of the University of Melbourne.

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Is the virtuous cycle of impact investing a catalyst for environmental funding? | Session 6A

Is the virtuous cycle of impact investing a catalyst for environmental funding? | Session 6A

Room 1

An impact investment is defined as an investment that is made with the intention of creating both a financial return as well as a positive social and or environmental impact that would not have otherwise have materialised. This paradigm shift in the way capital is deployed has seen the rubric of impact investment evolve from […]

Session 6A - Sustainable Financing