"Sir Ronnie provides direction in a book that should be the core operating manual for those in the business community seeking to do good while also doing well." —Bono, Lead Singer of U2 and co-Founder of The Rise Fund
"We face an uncertain economic landscape. One that we can only navigate if all of us—including governments, businesses, civil society and people—truly work together. In Impact, Sir Ronald Cohen reaffirms the conviction that we hold our destinies in our own hands, and offers a fascinating blueprint for a hope-filled future underpinned by the social power of impact investing." —Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Former CEO, World Bank Group
"Impact is a new and very important idea to reshape and save our economic system." —Paul Romer, Nobel Prize in Economics, 2018
Sir Ronald Cohen is a pioneering philanthropist, venture capitalist, private equity investor and social innovator, who is driving forward the global Impact Revolution.
He serves as Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and The Portland Trust. He is a co-founder of Social Finance UK, USA and Israel; and co-founder Chair of Bridges Fund Management and Big Society Capital. He chaired the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce (2013-15), the UK Social Investment Task Force (2000-10) and the UK's Commission on Unclaimed Assets (2005-2007). In 2012 he received the Rockefeller Foundation's Innovation Award for Social Finance.
He was the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Apax Partners Worldwide LLP (1972-2005), a global private equity firm, and co-founder and Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association.
Oxford and Harvard educated, Sir Ronald was born in Egypt and left as a refugee at the age of 11, when his family came to the UK. He is based in Tel Aviv, London and New York.