Olivia Prentice

Associate Fellow

  • olivia.prentice@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Olivia is a lecturer, facilitator, field-builder and experienced practitioner in impact investing, sustainability and impact management.

Currently, Olivia is a partner at Bridges Fund Management, responsible for its impact strategy across all funds.

From 2017-21, Olivia was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of the time-bound Impact Management Project (IMP), an ambitious non-profit initiative that delivered global consensus on measuring and managing sustainability impact for companies and investors.

In its first phase, the IMP built market consensus on the five dimensions of impact and the impact classes of investment, and then went on to focus on facilitating global standard-setters into greater convergence. The IMP resulted in the establishment of the International Financial Reporting Standards' (IFRS) International Sustainability Standards Board and the Impact Management Platform (a joint UN-OECD initiative which provides market clarity on how to use sustainability and impact standards).

Olivia began her career in international development at British International Investment, the UK Development Finance Institution.

Olivia has extensive experience advising both investors and corporates on designing impact investment strategies, asset allocation frameworks and impact management approaches across diverse geographies and asset classes. She has lived and worked in New York and Tanzania and is currently based in London.


As Head of Content of the Impact Management Project, Olivia authored and oversaw all IMP publications.

Olivia serves on the advisory boards or technical committees for a range of standards and industry efforts in order to continue to support the growth and development of the field. These include Impact Frontiers, which continues the IMP’s consensus-building efforts.


Olivia has taught guest lectures in impact investing, impact management, social entrepreneurship and sustainability at Saïd Business School, London Business School, Cambridge Judge Business School and Columbia Business School.

She regularly provides training, authors materials and supports curriculum design for a range of organisations and industry bodies, including:

  • the United Nations
  • GIIN, the Global Impact Investing Network
  • INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles
  • CFA UK, an investment professional membership body.

Olivia teaches the Impact Investing elective on the Oxford MBA.