Clara Barby

Chief Executive - Impact Management Project

Clara oversees the strategic direction of the IMP and leads its technical facilitation across a broad range of global standard-setting organisations. Her current role includes partial leave to lead the IFRS Foundation’s Sustainability Project, under the oversight and strategic direction of the IFRS Foundation’s Steering Committee of Trustees.
Clara began her role with the IMP as a secondment from Bridges Fund Management, where she was a Partner and led the firm’s sustainable and impact strategies across all fund types. Clara also led the firm’s research and development efforts to promote the growth of the wider sustainable and impact investment sector. Prior to Bridges Fund Management, Clara focused her career on investing in sustainable businesses – most recently on the management team of a healthcare chain in India, an Acumen portfolio company. Clara previously worked for Acumen’s Capital Markets team and later co-led the Acumen renewable energy portfolio.
Clara holds a BA (Hons) in Greats from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD.