Aunnie Patton Power
Aunnie is the founder of Intelligent Impact, an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics’ Marshall Institute and an advisor to the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Graduate School of Business. A reformed M&A investment banker, she 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 has designed millions of dollars worth of innovative financing instruments including the first social impact bonds in Africa. Currently, Aunnie lectures on Innovative Finance, Impact Investing and Technology for Impact at UCT, Oxford and the London School of Economics and consults globally on the intersection of emerging technologies and impact finance. Aunnie’s work has been published throughout the world, including by the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), the World Economic Forum, and as a Massive Open Online Course on Coursera titled Innovative Finance.