Mark Davis

Programme Advisory Group Member

Mark Davis is an Economic Sociologist based at the University of Leeds. He is a member of the Foundation’s Programme Advisory Group. A former grant holder, Mark’s research evaluates the potential of alternative finance to build a fairer economy. Working with Abundance Investment, Mark led the Financing for Society project that assessed the suitability of investment-based crowdfunding for the public sector. This work led to the co-creation with UK local authorities of a new Community Municipal Investment product to finance green and social infrastructure projects in local economies. Mark is also testing models of alternative finance at the European level through the Horizon 2020 PROSEU project, which seeks to promote the active participation of citizens in supporting the green energy transition. He has worked as an Advisor to the Council of Europe and is an Expert Reviewer of applications to European Commission funded research.