Welcome to two new Trustees

Author: Jake Furby (they/their)

Date: 07/06/2023

We are thrilled to have you here, and we can’t wait to share exciting stories, insights, and updates from the foundation.


Today, we want to introduce you to two remarkable individuals who have dedicated their careers to making a positive impact through their work and who are know trustees of the foundation! – we’re delighted to welcome Caroline and Paul to our Board of Trustees.


Firstly, let us introduce you to Caroline, the Chief Executive at Essex Community Foundation. With a strong focus on developing long-term philanthropic resources for local benefit, Caroline advises high net worth individuals, businesses, public agencies, and charitable trusts on effective ways to invest their charitable giving to meet social needs. Through the Essex Community Foundation, Caroline has been able to provide over £4 million of funding to grassroots organisations annually, thanks to the growing endowment fund of approximately £50 million. Her expertise and experience in the charity sector span over 25 years, during which she has held significant roles in organizations such as the Institute of Fundraising and National Federation of Women’s Institutes. Caroline’s dedication to social justice, data, and governance is evident in her board roles, including the Bank of England Citizen Forum, UK Community Foundations Membership Committee, Rosa the UK Fund for Women and Girls, Northumbrian Water and Essex & Suffolk Water Consumer Challenge Group, and the Fair Share Trust.

Secondly, let us tell you about Paul, a pioneer in the field of ESG/Impact Investment. Since 2007, Paul has been at the forefront of this movement. He played a key role in launching the world’s first impact investment brokerage on behalf of eBay/PayPal Inc., paving the way for others to follow. As the General Partner of Finethic, an impact investment manager for pension funds, Paul has invested approximately $1 billion since its inception. His passion for impact investment led him to create Snowball, an award-winning boutique Impact Investment manager with a mission to make Impact Investment the new normal for all investors. Paul’s influence extends beyond his own ventures, as he has been actively involved in collaborating with various organisations and co-publishing research on topics like pension fund attitudes to impact investment. His commitment to driving change is evident through his involvement with the Financial Inclusion Forum, Church Investors Group, Protestantse Kerk in Nederland, and the Investment Committee at the Friends Provident Foundation.

Paul Blyth