Sara Olsen

SVT Group
Founder and CEO

Sara Olsen is Founder and CEO of SVT Group, an “impact accounting firm” whose systems have been used to account for the social and environmental value of some $9Bn in assets since 2001. Recognized twice by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as one of America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs, Sara holds professorships at Hult International Business School and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, where she teaches social impact assessment and management for entrepreneurs and investors, and she serves as Methodology Committee co-chair for the International SROI Network (soon to be Social Value International). She is also the co-founder of the Global Social Venture Competition, which has engaged over 13,000 students and professionals in measuring social value. Sara was a studio art major at Dartmouth College, and holds MBA and MASW degrees from UC Berkeley and the University of Chicago.

Faculty for Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy, 2018 – present