Lisa Hehenberger, PhD

Dr. Lisa Hehenberger is a lecturer in Strategy and General Management at ESADE. She is a renowned expert on venture philanthropy and social impact investment. She is a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Social Business (GECES) and of the OECD’s Social Impact Investment Expert group. She served on the French National Advisory Board and the Impact Measurement Working Group of the Social Impact Investment Task Force established by the G8. Until recently, she was the Research and Policy Director of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), where she set up and ran EVPA’s Knowledge Centre, conducting and publishing research, and collecting and disseminating data and knowledge.

Dr. Hehenberger’s research focuses on applying organizational theory to study the evolution of venture philanthropy and social impact investment. She has published in prestigious academic journals, is a member of the scientific board of SDA Bocconi School of Management’s Impact Investing Lab and has served as an¬†advisor to the EU-funded research projects SEFORIS and ITSSOIN.