Professor  Rosemary Addis

Enterprise Professor in impact, sustainability and innovation


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Rosemary is an internationally recognised director and strategist driving innovation and investment for greater impact and sustainability.

Rosemary is Founding Managing Partner of Mondiale Impact putting impact in the agenda for 21st Century Governance and Executive Director of Impact Strategist and Enterprise Professor, Faculty of Business & Economics at the University of Melbourne.  Her current portfolio also includes Chair of Climate Ready Australia 2030 and the Sweef Capital Board of Advisors, Ambassador for the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, Member of a World Bank Steering Group for Innovative Finance and Non-Executive Director Indigenous Business Australia.

Rosemary has advised SDG Impact at the United Nations Development Programme, the OECD Social Impact Investing Initiative, the World Economic Forum Ideas to Practice, private markets clients from major banks to institutional investors, governments internationally and collaborated with Oxford University and Harvard Kennedy School. Her thought leadership is published widely and her work is the subject of numerous international case studies informing a generation of leaders.

Rosemary’s 30+ year track record spans a global legal career including as an equity partner of Allens-Linklaters, Social Innovation Strategist for the Australian Government, G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce and Founding Chair Impact Investing Australia (Market Builder of the Year 2018 & 2020).  She was recognised for lifetime contributions to impact (2020), Member of the Order of Australia (2020), among top thought leaders by Women in Finance (2017), Australia’s 100 Women of Influence (2015) and was ranked by Chambers Global among the world’s leading lawyers (2002-3).

Rosemary Addis AM



t: @RosemaryAddis

Research interests

  • Scaling impact ecosystems
  • Governance and decision-making that contributes positively to sustainable development
  • Strategic asset allocation for impact
  • Solutions-based innovation and investment
  • Innovative finance for impact