Karl H Richter is the co-founder of EngagedX and works internationally across private, public, and social sectors. An experienced entrepreneur, leader, and executive, he also lectures at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
Karl served a 12-month assignment as Head of Research and Knowledge for the UNDP SDG Impact Finance initiative (UNSIF), where he led research to improve the analytical framework for social impact investing. He also was a member of the Groupe d’Experts de la Commission sur l’Entrepreneuriat Social (GECES) of the European Commission to advise on its Social Business Initiative. He is currently part of the OECD expert group on social impact investing, a Senior Fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab, and an advisor to several organisations.
Karl has been invited by civil society organisations, academia, governments, and the media across Europe, Asia, and USA to speak on social impact investing. He has guest lectured at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, advised HM Treasury on EU social investment regulations, was invited to submit evidence for alternative finance to the UK’s Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, and been asked by the UK Cabinet Office to represent the UK on social investment at EU level.
In 2011 he co-authored ‘Making Good in Social Impact Investment: Opportunities in an Emerging Asset Class’. In 2012, he was invited by the US Secretary of State to be a plenary panelist at the Global Impact Economy Forum.