Mr. James Donovan is an entrepreneur focused on impact investing that generates measurable social and environmental impact alongside financial return. He has invested in the areas of sustainability, health information management, knowledge management, technology and data management. He leads ADEC Innovations, an impact investing company that designs, develops and delivers diverse data management and technology portfolio of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) solutions.
Concurrently, he is the chairman of the Global CEO Alliance, a multi-stakeholder partnership of chief executives, governments and individuals rallying towards investments that will bring about the achievement of the United Nations’ SDGs. He recently founded the ADEC Innovations Foundation, his organization's non-profit social impact arm, to support his goal. He is dedicated to redefining and delivering ESG solutions and received the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation Visionary Award in 2014.