IMAGINE Leaders – Maria Herrero
Transcendent Impact Consulting, Partner
My professional goal is to place people and the planet at the heart of all financial and business decisions. In short, as founder of Transcendent, a Spanish impact consultancy company, we help companies transform their business model to embrace technology and impact to find solutions to the social and environmental challenges we face.
I am moved by the clear conviction that it is possible to build a better future for all people – especially the most vulnerable – and the planet. Ending the precarious situation of billions of lives and the deterioration of our planet depends on our immediate action. As sir Ronald Cohen, founder of the GSG who has inspired me to drive impact in Spain, says “The solution is clear and within our reach: Impact”.
As a founding member of The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) in Spain and as chairman of the Impact Observatory in Spain, I want to help business leaders in Spain to lead the Impact Race to the top as defined by the World Benchmarking alliance driving a Sustainable growth leaving no one behind.
As vicechairman of NGO Fundacion Exit in Spain, working for more than 20 years with vulnerable youth fighting early drop out rates and unemployment, I have had very close experience with social challenges, social impact measurement and the importance of public-private alliances to face the great social and environmental challenges of our world.