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Nat Ware

Nat Ware

Nat Ware is a renowned social entrepreneur, inventor, futurist, technologist, academic, and development economist.

He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 180 Degrees Consulting – the world’s largest consultancy for non-profits and social enterprises – with offices in 35 countries and over 2.6 million hours of services provided.

He is a prolific systems-level inventor, having invented:

  • a new type of public-private partnership called Tradable Income-Based Securities, which is an innovative way to finance high-quality services to disadvantaged populations
  • a new way to measure social impact called Discounted Expected Marginal Impact (DEMI)
  • and an alternative to GDP as a measure of government performance known as Discounted Expected National Income (DENI).

Nat was judged to have given the best speech at the World Debating Championships and has given three acclaimed TED talks which have been viewed over 650,000 times.

Nat is a Rhodes Scholar, and has won numerous accolades including:

  • Forbes 30 Under 30
  • Australian State Young Achiever of the Year
  • Goldman Sachs Global Leader
  • World Economic Forum Global Shaper
  • Global Winner of the St Gallen Wings of Excellence Award
  • winner of the European Venture Capital Competition.

He was a visiting Fellow at Princeton, and taught a postgraduate course at the age of just 21. Nat has also won numerous academic awards, including:

  • Top Oxford MBA Student
  • Best Performance in Development Economics at Oxford
  • and the Convocation Medal for Best All-Rounder at Sydney University.