CIPS CONNECTIONSPodcast/Video Interviews by Stephen Ibaraki
A Chat with Fleur Heyns: Entrepreneur; Investor; Co-founder and CEO, Proof of Impact; about the return on value of impact investing
This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Fleur Heyns.
Fleur Heyns is Dutch and started her career at J.P Morgan in London after graduating from Oxford University with an MSc in Biochemistry. In 2000 she left investment banking to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities including co-founding Global Trader (Africa's "Robinhood"). After its successful exit in 2007 Fleur returned to Oxford's Skoll faculty to become introduced to the concept of "impact investing".
Fleur seed funded several investments funds and businesses with ESG and impact themes and is currently co-founder and CEO of Proof of Impact, the world's leading ESG and impact data insights platform. Since 2010 she has been studying the ancient philosophy of Vedanta which promotes the practise of driving dynamic activity with a peaceful mind through scientific analysis of the subject, "you". She launched the Young Presidents Organisation ("YPO") Global Impact Investing Initiative "Y3i" as well as the first "purpose chapter" to help business leaders lead more impactful lives.
Fleur is married to Gerrit, together they look after 4 children and live in Cape Town.