Our story

Founded by Sarah Forster and Mark Hepworth in 2015, The Good Economy has grown rapidly on a rising tide of interest in impact investment and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Today, we enjoy a strong reputation as a trusted impact advisor and specialist in measuring and managing long-term, sustainable impact. We are also a thought leader, orchestrating a collaborative ecosystem to drive the scale-up of institutional investment for place-based impact and develop robust, transparent ESG and impact reporting standards.

We work with all types of investing institutions – from socially responsible asset managers to specialist impact investors. We also serve governments, businesses and social purpose organisations.

We work across all asset classes, with a particular specialisation in real economy sectors that drive sustainable development. These include affordable housing, SME finance and regeneration.

All our work aims to support inclusive and sustainable development in the UK and internationally. Our goal is to influence capital flows so that the financial system plays its part in solving major social and environmental problems.