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Lila Preston
Partner & Co-Head, Growth Equity & Sustainable Solutions Fund at Generation Investment Management US LLP


Lila joined Generation in 2004 and is Co-Head and founding member of the Growth Equity business and Sustainable Solutions Fund. Her team is accelerating the transition to a sustainable economy through investment in mission-driven, high growth companies that are creating solutions consistent with planetary health and people health.

Prior to joining Generation, Lila served as Director of Finance & Development at VolunteerMatch in San Francisco and before that, she was a Fulbright Fellow in Southern Chile where she worked on community-based forestry and conservation projects.

Lila graduated with honours from Stanford University with a BA in English and Latin American Studies, received an MBA from the London Business School and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Lila serves as a Board Director for CiBO Technologies, Recyclebank, and Seventh Generation's Social Mission Board, as well as Board Observer for Optoro and Toast.

Agenda Sessions

  • Impact investing – big business but does the reality match up to fund managers’ claims?