WIN were delighted that, philanthropic, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund, Nat Sloane agreed to come and chat to our members and the members of IIBN, on February the 9th hosted by the Museum of London and sponsored by Strange Music Ltd.
Ticket price for this inspiring event included entry to the Sherlock Holmes exhibition.
More about Nat Sloane
After more than two very successful decades as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, management consultant, and social investor, Nat Sloane decided to turn his considerable business skills to making an impact in the charity and philanthropy sector. Nat co-founded Accenture Technology Partners to invest in early stage technology companies with significant global potential. He has sat on the Boards of Dutch, Irish and UK software companies. All of these experiences helped to jumpstart his ability to think creatively about venture philanthropy.
He is recognised today as one of the UK’s foremost thinkers on philanthropic and social innovation. His unique vision for combining business skills and philanthropy is seen by many as helping to change the face of charity in the UK.
Nat is currently Chair, Trustee or Founder of the following funds and charities:
- Big Lottery Fund England – Europe’s largest philanthropic funder which allocates £600m per annum of National Lottery funds.
- Social and Sustainable Capital Fund – England’s largest social investment fund aiming to deliver financial and social returns to its investors.
- Education Endowment Foundation -an educational research firm aimed at raising the attainment among the poorest children in England and which was successful in bidding for and winning a £125 million endowment from the Department of Education.
- Impetus-PEF – Europe’s largest venture philanthropy trust fund. It aims is to boost organizations that can change society. This includes groups that work with prisoners, underprivileged children, and the unemployed to help them gain education, skills, and a job.
Nat believes we can create a difference by building a sustainable infrastructure for long-term growth and impact. “I didn’t want to just write cheques,” Sloane told the Christian Science Monitor in a 2012 profile of eight innovative philanthropists. “I wanted to find a way to get involved and use my business skills.” These days many of the funds and foundations Nat is involved with help young charities not only with cash but management support and the expertise of senior business figures who voluntarily share their knowledge.
Event was kindly sponsored by Strange Music