New Gen Network: Global lessons in progressive philanthropy and impact investing

Thu, 10 Aug 2023 10:30am - 11:45am AEST Sydney and Online, NSW

The New Gen Network recently completed a philanthropy study tour to New York City, where we met with the brightest minds in the field. Join us to hear from a global expert in impact investing and the financial and relational dynamics between funders and non-funders in philanthropy – Antony Bugg-Levine. Robyn King, Head of Social Impact at Canva and a participant of the study tour will also share her key takeaways from the trip.


This event is for Philanthropy Australia New Gen Network members only, if you are not yet a member of Philanthropy Australia or want to find out more about the philanthropic work in this area, please reach out to [email protected]


Anthony Bugg-Levine – Head of Regulatory and Government Partnerships

Antony Bugg-Levine is Head of Regulatory and Government Partnerships at Lafayette Square, with a focus on developing partnerships and impactful services that drive change for communities served by the firm. Antony is a pioneer within the modern impact investing movement, with over 25 years of industry experience.

Antony designed and led The Rockefeller Foundation’s impact investing initiative and oversaw its Program Related Investments portfolio from 2007-2011. He convened the 2007 meeting that coined the phrase “impact investing” and in 2009, co-founded the Global Impact Investing Network. He also co-authored “Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference,” the first book on impact investing, in 2011. Antony has spent the past 10 years as CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), one of the largest Community Development Financial Institutions in the United States.  

Antony holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale, a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs and has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School. He was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and named one of the 50 most powerful and influential people in the US nonprofit sector by Nonprofit Times in 2018-2020. He currently serves on the Boards of the Global Impact Investing Network and Community Connections for Youth.