Joy Anderson

Founder and president of Criterion Institute

 

Joy Anderson is a prominent national leader at the intersection of business and social change, whose insights and experience have helped shaped hundreds of ventures as well as the movements of impact investing and gender lens investing. Joy is currently founder and president of Criterion Institute, the leading think tank on using finance as a tool for social change, which demonstrates new possibilities through its groundbreaking research, innovative trainings, convenings and institutional engagement. In recognition of her leadership, in 2011, Joy was ranked 51st in Fast Company’s annual of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. Last year, she published “A Blueprint for Women’s Funds on Using Finance as a Tool for Social Change” in partnership with Global Fund for Women and Ms. Foundation, following the 2015 publication of “Gender Lens Investing in Asia,” published jointly with USAID, and Criterion’s “The State of the Field of Gender Lens Investing.”

Best Grant Program Award 2020 recipient

Recipient: Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal –Tackling Tough Times Together program

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