Executive Director / Joint Interim Chief Executive
Impact Investing Institute
Sarah Teacher is Executive Director at the Impact Investing Institute, an organisation with a mission to accelerate the growth and improve the effectiveness of impact investing in the UK and internationally. She leads relationships with our external funders, and key projects for the organisation on sizing the UK impact investing market, place-based impact investing and encouraging charitable endowments to allocate for impact. She is currently also the Institute’s joint interim Chief Executive.
Sarah joined the Institute from Lendlease Europe where she was Social Impact Investment Manager. Prior to her work at Lendlease Sarah worked in roles at the intersection of social impact, sustainability and private capital – be that corporate investment or philanthropic. She was a Consultant at Sancroft International (2013-2017), an international sustainability consultancy focused on the social, environmental and ethical risks faced by major businesses; an Associate at On Purpose, a one-year programme for early-career professionals identified as future leaders in social enterprise (2012-13); and Director for Next Generation Philanthropy at the Institute for Philanthropy (2006-2010), leading workshops for philanthropists interested in increasing the impact of their giving.
Sarah graduated from Lady Margaret Hall College, Oxford, in 2005 with a first-class degree in Modern History, and obtained an MPhil in Development Studies from Clare College, Cambridge in 2011. She serves as a Director of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and its European Chair.