Clara Barby

Clara is currently serving as Chief Executive of the Impact Management Project, a forum for building global consensus on how to measure and manage impact. Clara is on secondment from Bridges Fund Management, where she led the firm’s impact strategy throughout the investment cycle and across all fund types. In addition to growing impact through Bridges’ own funds, Clara led the firm’s research and development efforts to promote the growth of the wider sustainable and impact investment sector.


Prior to Bridges, Clara focused her career on investing in innovative high-impact businesses – most recently on the management team of an India-based healthcare chain and Acumen portfolio company. Clara previously worked for Acumen’s Capital Markets team in New York where she played a lead role in designing an innovative investment vehicle and later co-led the Acumen energy portfolio in India. Before Acumen, Clara worked in Colombia, promoting socially responsible investment.


Clara holds a BA (Hons) in Greats from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD.

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