Lauren Burnhill

Managing Director, One Planet Ventures

Lauren Burnhill is a lifelong practitioner of multiple bottom line finance, focused on bringing social and environmental impact into the design and formulation of sustainable financing mechanisms for micro, small and medium­sized enterprises (MSME) and for venture finance that serves emerging social andor technology entrepreneurs. Lauren brings strategic management and leadership skills to the world of impact across a wide range of financial instruments and markets (origination, structuring and management of debt, equity, investment funds and facilities, in the US and emerging markets), as well as to strengthening lender and investor credit, risk management, and governance practices.

To foster creative and innovative design thinking, One Planet Ventures works at all ends of the finance lifecycle, including pre­approval quality assessment, implementation and monitoring, and finally post­completion evaluation. Today, Lauren and OPV are globally engaged in expanding appropriate finance for "Access to Life" investment in health, affordable housing, education, clean water, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and social enterprise. Climate and human resilience are core themes for 2016­2017 activities.

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