Noah Beckwith is an impact investment specialist focused on inclusive business, social and environmental fund management, development impact assessment and emerging-markets private equity. He is the Senior Impact Specialist at Double Delta, having led the design of the Asia Impact Investment Fund series. Other current mandates include advising the Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s office in Barbados on climate and other SDG-focused investment vehicles, and designing a pastureland regeneration fund for the steppes of Mongolia, northwest China and Central Asia. He is an adjunct professor at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, and has taught at Yale, the Marshall School at USC and St Gallen University, Switzerland.
Prior to working independently, Noah led fund structuring, development impact assessment and business principles (ESG) at Aureos Capital, a global SME private equity fund manager. Previously, he spent two years with the Commonwealth Development Corporation, and four years with the Economist Group as a Senior Economist for the Africa/Pacific regions of the Economist Intelligence Unit, contributing regularly to the Economist newspaper on African and Asian affairs.
Noah graduated from Oxford University with an MA in English and Modern Languages, and from the London School of Economics with an MSc in Development Economics and a Diploma in International Relations. He has advised many clients on impact investment and private equity funds, including the World Bank, Asian, African and Inter-American Development Banks, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Foundation, Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild (Paris/Geneva), Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, the Wolfensohn Capital Group, DFID and FMO, among many others. In 2018, he published Inclusive Business Financing: Where Commercial Opportunity and Sustainability Converge, sponsored by a major Swiss financial institution, ADB and the Swedish government.