Speaker


Dr. Maximilian Martin is a widely reputed impact investment, innovation and strategy practitioner and thinker. He is known for sector-shaping innovations such as having set up the first global philanthropic services and impact investing department for a top-tier bank in Europe, taught Europe’s first university course on social entrepreneurship, created the largest ultra-high net worth conference on philanthropy (UBS Philanthropy Forum), or brands such as Impact Economy and Corporate Impact Venturing.

Used to run one-on-one, small and large group sessions, Dr. Martin is regularly invited to train senior leaders on social entrepreneurship, impact investments and innovation worldwide. He has addressed numerous high-level gatherings around the world on topics such as effective philanthropy and leadership, impact investments, business innovation and corporate responsibility. Dr. Martin speaks in the following languages: German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Italian.

A truth teller whose forward-looking perspective stems from solid fundamental analysis, he always keeps in mind how to translate breakthrough ideas into action that works. He has authored over 100 articles and position papers that have been translated to more than 10 languages. Dr. Martin has written the influential Primer on social impact investing for the first-ever UK G8 Social Impact Investment Forum in 2013, trained faculty at Asia’s #1 business school (KAIST), moderated the UBS Philanthropy Forum from 2005-2009, and the annual Impact Economy Symposium since 2011.