David Galipeau, Chief Impact Officer for Asia-Pacific at United Nations SDG Impact Finance (UNSIF) has joined LATTICE80 as an Advisor.
One of the initiatives undertaken by LATTICE80’s KAYA Network will be to extend support to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs; also known as ‘Global Goals’), set out by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to guide policy and funding until 2030.
UNSIF works to increase efficiency of investments made in the social impact sector by bringing together venture philanthropists, foundations, corporations, government and private investors to chart a new course toward creating a collaborative financing model.
LATTICE80 through its network of over 11,000 startups, corporates, financial institutions and government organisation within the KAYA Network — a strong global network in the domains of Fintech and Blockchain — will facilitate the Global Goals with UNSIF by creating impact through technology.
David joins us as an Advisor to support the ‘Impact Blockchain’ initiative under KAYA Network.
This is the second initiative announced by LATTICE80 supported by the KAYA Network; with the free Blockchain education programme for students in Singapore being the first.
David Galipeau, Advisor to LATTICE80, said:
“The work LATTICE80 is doing in building the KAYA Network is an essential one. I believe by putting startups with common objectives together will bring massive collaboration to help us move towards achieving UN SDGs. I look forward to support LATTICE80’s effort to connect startups with corporates and governments globally.”
Joe Seunghyun Cho, Co-founder and Founding CEO of LATTICE80, on this update:
“We are proud and happy to have David on board. His vast experience in impact businesses and SDG projects will be a good asset to KAYA Network for collaborating with startups, and in bringing next generation technologies to make the world a better place.”
About David Galipeau and UNSIF:
David joined the UN in 2010 managing innovation, knowledge and digital portfolios for different agencies. He is now with UNDP and founded the UNDP SDG Impact Finance (UNSIF), which brings together venture philanthropists, family trusts, foundations, corporations, governments and private sector investors to chart a new course toward creating a SDG-aligned “blended financing” platform — balancing both social and economic performance.
UNSIF represents a new partnership architecture that includes all sectors to facilitate financing for SDG-aligned investments in a manner that combine philanthropy, traditional development financing with capital market investments — a true blended finance model.
UNSIF is interested to facilitate financing for SDG-aligned investment projects that support M/SMEs and Mid-cap industries such as energy, agri/aqua-culture, infrastructure and special economic zones. We also seek to utilize the next-gen technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, drones, and material science.
Prior to joining the UN, David started his career in Canada and then in Europe for over 20 years where he held senior management positions within the strategy, digital and business development with Top-3 global corporations. Left to continue his education and become an “dotcom” entrepreneur in the late 90’s where David founded three start-ups. Two were successfully acquired in 2000.