Shawn Westcott

Shawn has been a pioneer in the impact investing space in the Nordics, having initiated or led several of the programs focused on impact investing and social enterprise.

Shawn Westcott

Shawn has been a pioneer in the impact investing space in the Nordics, having initiated or led several of the programs focused on impact investing and social enterprise.

Nordic Director, BlueOrchard Asset Management

Currently serves as the Nordic Business Development Director for BlueOrchard Asset Management

Prior to his work with BlueOrchard, Shawn initiated and Co-founded Impact Invest Scandinavia, the first impact investing network in the Nordic region focused on funding sustainable enterprises and funds, in partnership with Toniic, a global network of investors and funding agencies in 26 countries.

He is the former Chairman of Social Entrepreneurship Forum, a Swedish-based non-profit promoting social enterprise, during which time he initiated and spearheaded the development of the first business Incubator in the Nordics for social entrepreneurs, in partnership with Sweden’s international development agency, Sida.

Shawn was previously selected as one of the top 100 people to most affect the sustainability and CSR of companies in Sweden.

Shawn has a background as a US political strategist, campaign manager, and lobbyist in US government, beginning with Al Gore’s campaign for President. He also has been a senior adviser in sustainability, developing and implementing sustainability strategies and multi-stakeholder engagement processes with local government, business, and third-sector organizations.

He is Trustee for The Awesome Foundation, an Adjunct Lecturer at Uppsala University, and he sits on various advisory boards of non-profit and sustainability-related organizations.

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