Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is a Senior Executive, advisor, and global expert in social innovation and impact investing. She is currently the Director of SDG Impact, a flagship new initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that aims to mobilize private sector capital in support of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Her appointment to the position is a testament to her proven expertise in creating new financing vehicles and business models to generate impact investing in developing areas.
Elizabeth previously headed the Knowledge Economy Unit of the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), overseeing a portfolio of almost $40 million in grants and investments. The fund benefited entrepreneurs and low-income households, supported partners from a variety of sectors, and shared the best practices it had developed. In her role, Elizabeth cultivated the driving forces of the new economy – technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship – in order to promote inclusive growth and job creation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to that, she worked as the lead architect and principal investment officer for IDB’s Opportunities for the Majority Initiative, and as a UN Program Officer in both Vienna and Sudan.