Hannah Leach
Partner, Houghton Street Ventures

Hannah is a Partner at Houghton Street Ventures, a new venture firm backing companies founded by students and alumni of the London School of Economics, and alongside that, leading the development of a global industry-wide initiative, VentureESG, whose aim is to help the VC sector recognise the importance of ESG and to provide resources and guidance to make ESG a standard part of diligence, portfolio management and fund management. She started her career in international development/ impact and has spent the best part of the last decade operating on all sides of the start-up/ venture table, working with early stage companies, corporates, funds, accelerators, and universities, giving her a unique network and insight into the space. She’s excited about helping companies scale in a responsible, ethical and inclusive way.