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Sayo Ayodele

Sayo Ayodele

Sayo is a Partner based in London. She leads systems change initiatives, partnerships, and corporate client engagements. She most recently led People Engagement for the United Nations High Level Champions team in the lead-up to COP26. Sayo also played a key role in the BankingFutures initiative, which brought together leaders from some of the UK’s largest banks and institutional investors with other financial and civil society experts to create a road map to a healthier banking system. Sayo is passionate about strengthening the links between business and society, and cares deeply about sustainability and equality. She previously ran Cooking with Mama, a social enterprise that trained migrant women to lead cooking classes for the local community. She currently sits on the Board of Make My Money Matter, a movement calling for the trillions of pounds invested in our UK pensions to build a better world.

She is on the advisory board of Greenwood Place, a philanthropy advisory firm, and Goldfinger Factory, a social enterprise design agency in her local community. Sayo has an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics (where she was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar).