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About Jon Kinnell
A philanthropy, social impact strategist, Jon has enjoyed the privilege of working with some of the most entrepreneurial and inspiring social investors, venture philanthropists and their advisors across the social finance spectrum. Utilising grants, lending, impact investment and ESG funds to design impact strategies aligned to more responsible capitalism at an individual and organisational level.
Following a human rights-based approach with a focus on international development, education and engaging marginalised communities, Jon has over 15 years’ experience operating at the interface of wealth management and philanthropy. Generating in excess of £140m in social capital for sustainable initiatives across the UK, GCC, Africa and Asia.
Holding senior posts within diverse global organisations encompassing Social Impact Agencies, Philanthropic Advisory, INGO’s and Global Donor Advised Fund (DAF) providers. Along with a focus on bespoke solutions advising on high value venture philanthropy, fundraising and alternative social financing. Jon adds a unique perspective bridging both sides of the funding journey. And the skill set to identify and build alliances that achieve long term social impact and systemic change.
Beyond sustainability, Jon also holds several board positions both as Non-Executive Director and Trustee for socially minded corporates and social enterprises. Is a member of the Institute of Directors, Fellow of the RSA and mentor with the Small Charities Coalition.