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Sarah Gordon

Sarah Gordon

Visiting Professor, Grantham Research Institute on climate and the environment, London School of Economics

Sarah Gordon is a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics’ Grantham Research Institute on climate and the environment, where she is leading a research and advocacy project on mobilising private capital for economic, environmental and social policy priorities.

Before starting this role in 2023, she was the founding Chief Executive of the Impact Investing Institute, which was launched in 2019, with a mission to make capital markets fairer and work better for people and the planet. Previously, Sarah spent 18 years at the Financial Times, where she ran the paper's corporate coverage during the 2008-12 financial crisis and was Business Editor. Before journalism, she worked in fund management in the UK and the US, and at the UN Conference for Trade and Development in Geneva.

Sarah is a non-executive director of Social Finance, an advisor to the Big Issue Group, a member of the Leadership Council at Snowball Investment Management, and a speaker for Speakers for Schools.