Impact Strategist is a leading voice for impact and purpose in the boardroom, government and multi-lateral decision-making forums and in the public arena.
The firm grounds Rosemary Addis AM’s international portfolio of Board and advisory roles bringing impact to where decisions are being made.
As one of the world’s preeminent impact pioneers, Rosemary has helped to shape the system to deliver innovation and investment that benefits people and the planet. Rosemary brings to the table storied leadership and the value of her extensive global expertise and networks and track record for commercial acumen, policy insight and impact strategies.
Rosemary is Founding Managing Partner of Mondiale Impact currently hosted by Impact Strategist. Her current portfolio also includes Chair of Climate Ready Australia 2030 and the Sweef Capital Board of Advisors, Ambassador for the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, Member of a World Bank Steering Group for Innovative Finance and Non-Executive Director Indigenous Business Australia.
Rosemary has advised SDG Impact at the United Nations Development Programme, the OECD Social Impact Investing Initiative, the World Economic Forum Ideas to Practice, private markets clients from major banks to institutional investors, governments internationally and collaborated with Oxford University and Harvard Kennedy School.
Rosemary’s thought leadership is published widely and her work is the subject of numerous international case studies informing the work of a generation of leaders. She was ranked among Australia’s 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review for achievements in innovation (2015) and among the top thought leaders in finance as finalist for Women in Finance Thought leader of the Year (2017) and was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant contributions to social innovation and investment and to the law (2020).
Rosemary’s 30+ years track record spans sectors, disciplines and geographies from a global legal career with Allens-Linklaters and Kirkland & Ellis NY, where she ranked among the world’s leading lawyers, to the first Social Innovation Strategist for the Australian Government and member of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK Presidency of the G8. She founded and served as Executive Chair of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing (2014 – 2019) and of Impact Investing Australia, recognised as Australian Market Builder of the Year 2018 & 2020 (2014 – 2020) and retains an Ambassadorial role as Founding Chair.
Rosemary’s qualifications include a law degree (First Class Honours), the New York Bar, Graduate membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2002) and an international accreditation as a broker of cross-sector partnerships (2005).