Amma Lartey is CEO of Impact Investing Ghana (IIGh), the Ghana National Advisory Board for Impact Investing and a member of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing. IIGh is a platform representing all the stakeholder groups needed to redirect significant capital flows towards social and environmental impact – bringing together leaders from the worlds of finance, business, government, social organizations and philanthropy. IIGh has an ambitious plan to catalyze $1 billion in impact funds for investment in impact ventures in Ghana and the West African sub-region. Amma is also co-founder and board chair of Social Enterprise Ghana (SE Ghana), the association for organizations in the social enterprise sector in Ghana. Social Enterprises are businesses that are set up to solve a social or environmental problem. SE Ghana supports its members to grow their businesses, works to increase funding for social enterprises, advocates for policy and action by government and other stakeholders and conducts research to inform policy and action.
Amma has led organisations in the US, Ghana and across Africa. She led the Africa region of Reach for Change – a Venture Philanthropist that runs accelerators, incubators and hubs for social enterprises in key growth markets including Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia Rwanda, Tanzania, DRC and Chad and currently serves on the board of Reach for Change, Ghana.
Amma is an accredited trainer for the SDG Impact Standards where she helps organisations intergrate sustainability and the SDGs into their operations. She is an experienced executive coach and trainer with a mission to help leaders increase their impact and personal development. Over the past sixteen years she has coached leaders and supported teams to help over 3000 entrepreneurs launch, grow or scale.
Amma graduated with a BA from the University of Ghana and an MBA from Babson College. She is a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative-West Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.