Founder / Partner, Total Impact Advisors
Arthur Wood, an Englishman and former banker married to a Norwegian, was educated at the London School of Economics, SDA Bocconi in Italy and HEC in France. Now Geneva based he is the current Chairman of the World Sanitation Financing Facility and a Founder / Partner of Total Impact Advisors. Formerly as Leadership Group Member and the former Global Head of Social Financial Services of Ashoka based in Washington DC , NY and then London, his core mission for over six years has been to see how we can change the way social capital is funded / allocated . In this context he has been at the forefront of creating and implementing new Social Financial models and assisting cutting edge global social entrepreneurs in accessing the capital markets.
As well as engaging a number of major international financial institutions to enter this space in Canada, Switzerland, US, Singapore and the UK. Internationally he is one of the co-creators of the new Low Profit Limited Liability (L3C) in the US and the proposed SELLP in the UK, and is on the forefront of the global debate on new legal and tax structures required in philanthropy. A member of the World Economic Forum Advisory Group on Social and Philanthropic investing, Board Member of the Big Issue Invest and he sits on the advisory board of a number of social sector entities in a number of global locations. He publishes widely in the business press on social financing issues and is a regular invited speaker at leading global academic institutions and business forums.