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Sally McCutchan

CEO and Executive Director at Impact Investing Australia

I’m hopeful that one day we will stop talking about “impact” investing and just talk about the three pillars of mainstream investing as risk, return and impact. That same day, we will stop talking about “for-purpose” organisations and see a positive impact as being part of business as usual for all organisations."

Sally McCutchan is a luminary in the impact investment ecosystem in Australia. She has a love of hiking, birds, the Australian bush and a deep abiding respect for nature, which she brings to bear in her day-to-day working life accelerating towards a new economy where people and planet come first. 

With vast experience in financial markets and with big business, Sally knows stakeholder governance expectations, the importance of sustainability and ESG to value analysis, and how to assess the impact of corporate and operational strategy. 

“I returned to Australia after living in Singapore for five years and found myself at a transition point. I had consistently talked about wanting to do something that worked towards addressing the social and environmental issues we are facing in Australia and the developing world but I kept getting stuck on the alignment between this and my core skills in investment."

Sally has led Impact Investing Australia as Executive Director and CEO since April 2017. She has extensive experience in finance, funds management and strategy, and has spent many years working in and understanding Asia Pacific markets.

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