Paolo Fresia

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Paolo Fresia

Vice-Chair of Trustees


Paolo is an impact investor with a focus on:

  1. Mitigating climate change;
  2. Promoting sustainable production and consumption; and
  3. Reducing gender and LGBTQI+ inequalities.

Paolo invests across all asset classes, mainly through specialized fund managers. He is part of the 100% Network, treasurer and board member of Toniic, and a founding donor to the Centre for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth in Zurich.

Paolo is also involved in systems change philanthropy and activism through GiveOut and the Guerrilla Foundation.

Prior to impact investing, he worked as a bond trader for Goldman Sachs, as CFO for Doctors Without Borders in Haiti, and as a business and human rights consultant for Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) in Hong Kong. He holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, an M.Phil in Development from Cambridge, and a B.A. in Philosophy and Economics from University College London.

He lives in London with his husband, two children, and dog. He is passionate about adventure travel, classic boats sailing, swimming, scuba diving, skiing, yoga, Ayurveda, and cooking.

I am excited to support Ufi to align its endowment with its mission and values. I advise the Trust on sustainable investments that enable its robust VocTech grant-making programme.

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