Sarah Gordon is the first chief executive of the Impact Investing Institute, which launched in November 2019. The Institute aims to make capital markets fairer and work better for people and the planet and works to accelerate the growth and improve the effectiveness of the impact investment market in the UK and internationally. Previously, she spent 18 years at the Financial Times, where she ran the paper’s corporate coverage during the financial crisis and was business editor. Before journalism, she worked in fund management in the UK and the US, and at the UN Conference for Trade and Development in Geneva. She is a non-executive director of Social Finance, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, a member of the Leadership Council at Snowball Investment Management and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.