Speaker

DR MAXIMILIAN MARTIN

LOMBARD ODIER GROUP

Global Head of Philanthropy

Dr Maximilian Martin serves as Lombard Odier’s Global Head of Philanthropy and led the ICRC’s “Program for Humanitarian Impact Investment” transaction (humanitarian impact bond) on the side of the co-sponsor Lombard Odier. 

One of Europe’s impact pioneers, Max created Europe’s first university course on social entrepreneurship (2003), Europe’s first philanthropic services & impact investing offering at a bank (UBS, 2004-2009), and coined “impact economy” and “corporate impact venturing,” founded Impact Economy (2011).  He also wrote the UK Cabinet Office Primer “Status of the Social Impact Investing Market” for the first G8 conference on impact investing (2013). 

Max holds an MA from Indiana, an MPA from Harvard and a PhD from Hamburg. His book “Building the Impact Economy: Our Future, Yea or Nay” (Springer, 2016) develops a comprehensive framework for creating sustainable new business approaches.