David Galipeau, Founding Partner, SDGx, Former UN

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Canadian, 35 years veteran of a hybrid business commercial/development career within the finance, publishing, and digital technology in Canada, Europe and Asia both as a corporate senior manager, dotcom entrepreneur and social business innovator. After two successful start-up exits, joined the United Nations in 2010.

Most recently David founded and was the Chief Impact Officer of UNDP SDG Impact Finance (UNSIF), which brings together venture philanthropists, family trusts, foundations, governments and private sector growth investors creating a ‘blended financing’ investment platform.

David has left the UN to co-found SDGx, a research, venture building and investment management firm focusing on social investment models for nextgen technologies.

David maintains a firm belief that frontier technology convergence will be one of the most important drivers of both social and economic growth and therefore, can be leveraged to maximize social and financial value of next-gen technology start-ups and SDG achievement.

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