We’re delighted to announce that Anna Fielding, a pioneering leader in responsible business and systems change, and the former CEO of the Finance Innovation Lab, is joining Cohere as a Senior Associate.
Anna led the Finance Innovation Lab until April 2020 in its mission to build a financial system that serves people and planet. She led the Lab’s original spin-out from WWF-UK, launching the world’s first incubator for purpose-driven financial innovation, and establishing the Lab as a thought leader with a global reach. Anna is also currently a Senior Advisor at the Economic Change Unit, a non-profit organisation working for a more resilient, secure and just economy.
Anna will be leading Cohere’s new strategy consulting offer, which aims to help businesses rethink the most urgent questions of this moment: why they exist, what value they create and how, what their relationship is with wider society, and what role they can play in building the new normal.
“In the midst of a global pandemic, the climate emergency and deep inequality, it’s clear that business as usual is the business of the past.
“Stating a purpose or taking a stand isn’t enough – we want to help organisations grasp the role they should play in this new world, find their unique contribution to social change, and build a collective vision for making it a reality.”
Anna will also be contributing to our existing work on narrative development and building influence through communications, for those committed to a more positive future.
More about Anna
Anna is a trustee of the New Economics Foundation, an Associate of the Institute for Social Banking, and a Fellow of the RSA. She has previously served as a trustee of the Just Finance Foundation and New Economy Organisers Network, and an Associate of the St Paul’s Institute. Anna has been a judge for the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards, Skoll Venture Awards, Future of Good New Founders to Watch, RSA Student Design Awards and Chartered Banker Institute Young Banker of the Year.