Brian Walsh - Liquidnet, USA

About you:

I am passionate about the intersection of social impact and business value, and currently oversee the philanthropy program for Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network. In 2007 I helped to launch “Liquidnet For Good,” the corporate social engagement program that leverages Liquidnet’s resources – including financial capital, human capital, creative capital and expertise – to create local and global social impact. Beyond extensive employee engagement programs and a comprehensive partnership with a youth village for orphans in Rwanda, Liquidnet For Good’s “Markets for Good” initiative applies the company’s core competency – using technology to make markets more efficient – to address inefficiencies in the social sector. Liquidnet is collaborating with others to effectively use the tools of philanthropy and impact investing to help unleash more money for good.

Where are you based?

New York City, New York, USA

Where do you work?

Liquidnet’s headquartered are in New York, with offices in Boston, London, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney and Singapore. Liquidnet trades in 39 equity markets.

What policy areas do you usually work in?

International development, human rights, international education, impact investing, social entrepreneurship, and strategic philanthropy.

What are you working on at the moment?

Our “Markets for Good” initiative.

Is there anything you would like to share, discuss, or work with other SIAA members on?

Sharing insights between the impact investing and philanthropic communities, especially around standardizing/scaling systems for measuring social impact.