Carolien de Bruin

Founder, C-Change Ventures & Advisory Services

Carolien de Bruin is the founder of C-Change, a strategic advisory firm that consults with businesses and coalitions, providing the tools they need to deliver new narratives and bring their purpose to life.

In support of this mission, she has organized and facilitated multiple convenings, including 250+ mainstream European investors and corporates at the Impact Capital Summit (March 2016), and a curated discussion at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford. To truly equip businesses to roll out forward-looking impact agendas, C-Change will be bringing an online ‘LinkedIn for Impact’ to market alongside Harvard Professor Michael Porter’s Social Progress Imperative and Dutch data organization, akvo.org.

With a background in strategic consulting at Monitor Deloitte and having held an interim COO role at the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Cape Town, South Africa, Carolien brings strategic and operational experience in for-profit and for-impact​ organizations alike. At Deloitte, she developed the firm’s global impact investing advisory work and co-led its public sector social innovation offering. Her clients included pioneers such as B Lab, Calvert Foundation, the GIIN, Ford Foundation, the White House Social Innovation Fund’s Pathways initiative, the Rockefeller Foundation and the World Economic Forum.

Carolien has contributed to ground-breaking reports, including the Acumen Fund’s report From Blueprint to Scale. She holds an MSc in Finance from Groningen University in the Netherlands and an MBA from Columbia University in New York.