Matt Ripley


Matt is a Director of Impact Frontiers, responsible for leading research and field-building projects. Prior to Impact Frontiers, Matt was Head of Impact at The Good Economy, where he led a team supporting alternative asset managers to strengthen their impact management practices. He established The Good Economy’s impact verification and assurance service as well as advising on the fast-moving landscape for sustainability regulations and impact management norms.

From 2016-2019 Matt was evaluation lead for the UK government’s flagship initiative to develop the impact investing ecosystem in the Global South. As part of this role he innovated stakeholder-centric approaches to impact measurement for UK’s development finance institution and supported the establishment of Impact Management Project.

Matt spent over a decade at the United Nations working on labour rights and employment impact assessments. He was technical lead for the development of the Global Impact Investing Network's IRIS+ Quality Jobs theme.

He has published widely on the topics of social impact measurement and evaluation. Matt’s articles have appeared in the Stanford Social Innovation Review and Pioneers Post, as well as in peer-reviewed journals and presented at meetings of the Academy of Management. He is currently part of the guest faculty for the Oxford Impact Measurement Programme at Said Business School. He holds degrees from University College London and King’s College London alongside the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.

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