Suzanne Wisse-Huiskes

Suzanne is an all-round impact expert, bringing insights from both an investing and social impact perspective. She is a consultant to a wide range of impact organisations and an experienced investment committee member (incl. the InvestEUFund). 


Impact organisations value her expertise on a variety of topics. These include impact investing, impact management, portfolio community building, scaling purpose-driven organizations and collaboration. All while emphasizing solutions for environmental and social challenges, Suzanne is proficient in communicating the impact of entrepreneurs and funds to audiences with varying backgrounds and interests.


Suzanne brings extensive hands-on experience through her work in steering impact-focused initiatives in Europe and Africa. She served as CEO of EN – the European Social Enterprise Network and on leadership teams of tech for good startups in the Philanthropy sector. She is actively involved in multiple business incubators and accelerators. Suzanne offers a thorough understanding of the challenges faced by impact entrepreneurs and the solutions that can support them.


Enthusiastic about the dynamic pace of the impact sector and its diverse stakeholders,Suzanne has sat on the boards of several organizations. Through publications, speaking engagements, and involvement in social finance networks, she shares insights on cutting-edge innovations and latest standards. These activities allow her to understand, support and connect a wide range of clients andstakeholders. 


Suzanne is driven to leverage her extensive experience and network. Joining the We Are Impact Collective offers a great platform to collaborate with fellow experts on interconnected challenges.


Her ultimate dream is impact as a key component of every enterprise. 

My expertise

Building networks with change makers
Financial education
Impact funds follow-up
Impact investing due diligence
Road map to impact investing
Philanthropy inspiration & exploration

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