Dr. Leonora Buckland is a principal consultant at Stone Soup specialising in social entrepreneurship, impact investment and impact management. She is an academic – practitioner. In an academic capacity, she co-ordinates research projects and co-authors publications with ESADE business school. She has written several publications on impact management, venture philanthropy and gender lens investing. She is currently building a multi-country European research project on community resilience with Stone Soup. She began her career as a strategic consultant for Monitor Company before obtaining a masters in international economics from SAIS, Johns Hopkins University (USA) and a PhD from the University of Oxford, U.K.