The
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#HuCo2019
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29/03/2019
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Saxena



Riya Saxena

Associate, Asha Impact Trust

Panellist
Investing in Humanity

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Riya Saxena is currently working at Asha Impact, India’s first impact investing and policy advocacy platform operating a multi-family office for senior business leaders, private equity professionals, philanthropists, as well as select institutional partners to invest in for-profit early-stage social enterprises and engage with the government. 

Riya’s work is focused on unlocking capital for the development sector through innovative blended finance instruments such as Social Impact Bonds in India. She also works on policy advocacy projects in the energy and waste management sectors.  Prior to Asha Impact, she worked in London as a consultant to Charities Aid Foundation, one of UK’s largest charity and to Acumen Fund which has invested over USD 100 million in social enterprises globally. Riya completed her Masters in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Bachelors in Economics from Hans Raj College, University of Delhi.