Matt Ripley


Matt is a global expert in helping organisations to measure and manage their sustainability impacts. He has over 15 years of experience with the United Nations, ‘Big 4’ management consulting and in boutique sustainability advisory.

At The Good Economy, Matt is technical lead for impact services, supporting clients to integrate impact into their decision-making and reporting. He works across the impact investing value chain – from asset owners, managers and enterprises – to set up practical measurement frameworks. His experience covers both the UK and emerging markets, where he has led flagship engagements with Johnson & Johnson, the European Investment Bank and British International Investment.

Matt established and runs The Good Economy's impact assurance and verification service, Impact Assured, and is responsible for engaging with the fast-moving sustainability standards landscape.

Matt’s specialism is the 'S' in ESG – especially decent jobs, human capital and measuring system-level change. He was technical advisor for the Global Impact Investing Network's IRIS+ Quality Jobs theme and has been an expert on jobs measurement for the UK and Swiss governments. He currently teaches on the Oxford Impact Measurement Programme, and articles in the Stanford Social Innovation Review have profiled his work pioneering lean approaches to impact measurement.

Prior to joining The Good Economy, Matt ran his own consulting company, where clients included the World Bank, PwC and the International Finance Corporation. He previously spent a decade with the International Labour Organization, where he led a team innovating a systems approach to improving working conditions in global supply chains. He holds the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.