Christopher Thorn
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Christopher I. Thorn

EY Global Outcomes Measurement Solution Leader – Assurance, Climate Change and Sustainability Services

Accomplished financial services executive focused on building the impact investment and social finance market in Oceania.

Christopher is an accomplished financial services executive who has 30 years of experience working across private wealth management, institutional equities, philanthropy and social investment in Melbourne, New York and Brisbane.

Having developed an extensive network – particularly at the intersection of government, community and business sectors – he has established a reputation as a thought leader in the development of social capital markets.

He is also leading work with clients to improve how they manage investments and endowments for greater financial return and sustainability and improve measurement of outcomes and long-term value. 

Christopher earned a graduate degree in Applied Finance from Securities Institute Australia and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from University of Melbourne. He attended the Columbia Business School Sales Management Program and the Harvard Business School Non-profit Leadership Program.

How Christopher is building a better working world

Christopher has a long-term interest in social finance and increasing awareness of philanthropic issues and fostering relationships between interested parties in order to facilitate the giving process. As a Partner at Ernst & Young – Australia, he supports both corporate and not-for-profit organizations in exploring collaboration and social investment to provide financial returns that enhance and leverage philanthropic activities.

In 2017, Christopher was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the not-for-profit sector in Australia, particularly through advisory roles on philanthropic strategic planning and to the community. He is an Australian Advisory Board Member, to the G8 Impact Investment Taskforce, and Director of Impact Investing Australia.

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