Impact Finance Pro is a global talent platform for aspiring impact investors, created by impact finance professionals.

We share the belief that finance has the power to work as a catalyst for economic, social and environmental change. We also recognize that purpose-driven individuals are poised to reshape the global economy. To succeed in the impact finance sector, it takes more than one skill set. You not only need to understand the fundamentals of finance, but have cross-sector knowledge, interpersonal skills and a deep understanding of social and environmental issues to succeed.

Our Story

Co-founders Ashley and Aunnie cut their teeth at big corporates in the U.S., before realizing they wanted to use their skills in finance and investment in a more meaningful way. After successfully making the transition into the impact investing sector, they began to mentor and advise others who wanted to pursue a similar path. From this experience, they realized that there is a huge opportunity to continue to prepare and guide aspiring impact-driven talent to organizations looking for phenomenal individuals. That is why they built Impact Finance Pro.

                                       Meet the team

Ashley Lewis

Co-founder

Ashley has fifteen years of experience, of which the last decade has been dedicated to investing in and scaling high-growth, impact driven ventures across Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. She leads Accion Venture Lab’s investment work across Africa, focusing on early stage investing in fintech for financial inclusion. Previously, Ashley worked as an Investment Consultant and Early Stage Venture Accelerator Manager with LGT Venture Philanthropy. Ashley also brings a wealth of knowledge from her previous experiences with the institutional asset management arms of Goldman Sachs and Vanguard as well as consultancies with the World Bank, Durabilis Impact Investors, and within Deloitte’s Social Impact Strategy business. She holds an MBA from HEC Paris and holds social innovation fellowships with the Finance Innovation Lab of London and StartingBloc.

Aunnie Patton Power

Co-founder

Aunnie has fifteen years of finance experience, of which the past decade has been spent advising impact financiers and lecturing on Innovative Finance, Impact Investing and Technology for Impact. At the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School, she holds the title Associate Fellow as well as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. She is adjunct faculty at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Graduate School of Business, New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics’ Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship. She is also a founding member of the Dazzle Angels, a female angel investing group.

A reformed M&A investment banker, Aunnie began her impact investing career in 2010 with Unitus Capital in Bangalore and has since worked with start-ups, intermediaries, funds, family offices, foundations, corporates and governments across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Aunnie's work has been published throughout the world, including by the Oxford University Press, the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), the World Economic Forum, Impact Investing Policy Collaboration and as a Massive Open Online Course on Coursera and GetSmarter. Her first book Adventure Finance will be published in 2021 by Palgrave Macmillan.

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