Amir RizwanRelationships Director
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- Social investment for trusts & foundations, charities, corporates and innovation work looking to develop and launch new impact funds in the UK
Amir leads Big Society Capital's relationships with trusts and foundations supporting them in their work around mission-led investments as well as how impact can play a role within their endowment investments. He is also leading the work on developing new investor audiences focusing on corporates and faith-based organisations. Alongside this he also leads our work around partnerships and innovation, focusing on the development of early-stage impact funds to tackle UK social issues.
Amir has been working in the social investment sector for eight years and recently led on Comic Relief’s social investment strategy. Prior to that he managed a community housing investment fund for CAF Venturesome, as well as a portfolio of social investments for a range of social purpose organisations. Through his role at Big Society Capital, Amir is a member of the Social Impact Investing Group (SIIG) steering group. He also sits on the Impact Advisory Board for the Growth Impact Fund which has been designed to tackle the challenge that exists for diverse founders to access funding and investment.
Prior to joining the social investment sector, Amir worked in the financial services sector in a variety of roles for BNP Paribas and Royal Bank of Scotland.
Amir is currently the co-chair of the Diversity Forum, which was set up to improve diversity, equality and inclusion within the social investment sector. He is also a Governor at Cripplegate Foundation, a place-based foundation in Islington, where he supports the management and board on decisions relating to grants, strategy, planning and decision making; helping and supporting the organisation to grow and develop.