Tara Sabre Collier

Holistic global & intersectional view on impact investing, DEI, inclusive growth & systems change

Tara Sabre Collier is a global strategist, advisor, impact investor and speaker.

She is a Visiting Fellow at Said Business School, Oxford University (focusing on impact investment), as well as strategic advisor to impact funds, endowments and development finance institutions.

Tara is the Director of Impact Investing at Chemonics UK, where she supports governments and DFIs in designing, deploying and supporting climate and impact capital.

Observing a clear racial and gender equity gap in the impact investment landscape, she is also an angel investor and advisor for various impact start-ups led by under-represented founders.

Tara has over 15 years of international experience across impact investment, international development and management consulting industries. She has worked for the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the United Nations, Ernst & Young, Shell Foundation and GroFin Capital, among others.

She has significant venture building experience in developed and emerging markets, as well as immense first-hand experience of running private sector development and enterprise development programs in emerging markets, having worked with government, investors, entrepreneurs and local businesses on the ground in USA, UK, South Africa, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, Peru, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Angola, Mozambique, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and others.

Tara enjoys writing and public speaking and her articles and commentary on impact investment and inclusive economic development have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Elle, Yahoo Finance, TechCrunch and other publications.

She earned her MBA at Oxford University, as a Skoll Scholar. She earned her MPA in International Public/ Non-Profit Management & Policy from New York University and her BA in Spanish and International Affairs from Spelman College. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently and has a working knowledge of French.

Speaking topics:
Social impact
Social change
Systems change
Economic Inequality
Impact Investing
Sustainable finance

Why choose her?
Global Perspective
I’ve  lived and worked in Cuba, Paris, UAE, South Africa, Brazil, Peru, Angola, USA and London which means I bring a global perspective as a speaker and a social commentator.

Deep Insights to Social Impact
Deep understanding of the social impact world. I've worked as an impact investor, social entrepreneur, transaction advisor, researcher and business leader.  So I can bring a variety of perspectives about theory versus practice, social and commercial factors in creating the world we want for the future.

Cross Sector Expertise  
I’ve worked as an adviser to the government, to enterprises and to private and  institutional investors which gives me a cross sector interdisciplinary insight into the way these parties think.

Diverse Perspective
In addition to being an Afro-Indigenous woman, I have been a social entrepreneur, intrapreneur, funder and advisor, as well as having a masters in Business Administration and a masters in Public Administration. So I bring a unique perspective in terms of sectors, geography, race, gender and ethos, complemented with academic knowledge.

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Speaker Fees, Both Virtual & In-Person:
Virtual - £400 an hour
In-Person - negotiable depending on length, venue and session topics

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