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Sugandhi Matta

Chief Impact Officer

ABC Impact



As Chief Impact Officer, Sugandhi leads the firm’s approach towards assessing, measuring, consolidating and driving impact outcomes across its portfolio companies, in order to deliver measurable, positive impact alongside compelling financial returns. She also leads investments in South and South-Asia for the firm. Sugandhi has over 18 years of investing experience in South and Southeast Asia. She was previously Director of Investments at LeapFrog Investments, a billion-dollar impact fund focused on financial inclusion. Prior to impact investing, she focused on Southeast Asia mid-market private equity at emerging markets investor Actis. Sugandhi began her investing journey as a member of the Financial Services team in Temasek Holdings. An experienced board member, Sugandhi has held board directorships in companies operating across different countries, including India, Thailand, and Indonesia. She currently sits on the board of Cropin, a global artificial intelligence and data-led agri-tech organization based in India; HealthCare At Home, an out-of-hospital care provider in India; Polymateria, a UK based business that has pioneered biotransformation technology for plastic and the enterprise board of the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Singapore Management University. Sugandhi is an advocate of gender equality and actively commits time to mentor women entrepreneurs as well as women-led ventures. She believes that access to education, employment, and entrepreneurship is the key to elevating lives and livelihoods. Sugandhi holds a Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (India), and a Bachelor of Engineering from Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda (India).

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14.25 - 15.30 &
16.00 - 17.00

Thematic Clusters: Regions & Issues

Back by popular demand, we will break out into 12 table discussions - each exploring one theme or region. Choose from clusters such as Biodiversity, Sustainable Food, Oceans; spotlights on China or Southeast Asia; or delve into Active Ownership, Tackling Greenwashing or Operational Impact in family business. Hosted by subject experts, this is your time to share challenges, trade experiences and meet collaborators for your journey.

Specialist Topic : India's Next Half Billion

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