Our Organisation



Finance Matters is a London-based community working to put sustainability at the heart of finance. We were founded in 2012 by Madeleine Evans and Roberta Benedetti del Rio, and in 2018 we joined forces with the Finance Innovation Lab, a charity working for a more sustainable financial system. 

We provide the tools that finance professionals need to turn a single-bottom line career into a double- or triple-bottom-line one – whether through workplace innovation, moving to an impact-focused role, or investing personal time & money in companies and projects that are driving meaningful, positive social and environmental change.

Today, we are a community of over 1,000 individuals working in finance or associated with the London financial services industry. We have hosted dozens of events and workshops that provide new knowledge or help our members new concepts into practice.


We share the belief that the finance can be a force for good. We also recognize that the financial system of the future will be what we make it.

As Gen Y women working our way through the City’s top financial institutions, we have found many opportunities to have a greater impact with our roles – from the way we serve clients, to the products we design, to the values we uphold and even what we do with our income. This is inspiring, and daunting.

On our own journey to do things differently, we’ve learned a lot about what works. We have a good idea about when you need guidance, when you need knowledge, when you need inspiration, and when you just need a connection to that right person who will get you on your way. We started Finance Matters in 2012 as part of this journey.

Finance Matters is designed to help you take advantage of the opportunities you have to increase your own impact on our society & environment. We want you to have access to inspiring peers and leaders, to get short and sweet guidance on new models like impact investing or on the relevance of climate change for our industry, and to get referrals to the right impact-focused job or volunteer opportunity for you. Being able to share your stories of success with others through our online and offline community is icing on the cake.

We’re building Finance Matters as we grow, to help you grow, too.

Madeleine and Roberta




We are a community of people using finance for good. From our happy hours in global financial centres to our online community, we connect you to peers and experts that share or shape your views.


Our Finance Matters Weekly email digest gives you our curated news, examples and tips on how to use finance for good, plus access to our latest opportunities.


We bring a new take on finance, where sustainability and social impact take a major role. Our community and services help you make that a reality.


We provide our own courses, accessible in certain cities, on key topics in sustainable finance. If we don’t offer it, we connect you to great courses from other institutions.


From informal advice at our events to email tips, we help you figure out to have that finance career with impact.


This is about you being able to do more good in your job, in a new one, or in your spare time. We help you get there.


Anna Laycock

Executive Director, Finance Innovation Lab

Madeleine Evans


Roberta Benedetti del Rio