John McKinley is a Director at BlackRock and a member of the BlackRock Impact team, working closely with the firm's global investment teams across equity, fixed income and alternatives to develop scalable, innovative investment solutions that address clients' financial objectives alongside their social or environmental objectives. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014, Mr McKinley served as Innovation Manager at Acumen, a social venture fund investing debt/equity in companies delivering goods and services to low-income consumers across Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America. Prior to Acumen, Mr McKinley served as a senior policy analyst in the Office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York City and managed rule of law development programmes across 17 countries in Africa and the Middle East with the US Department of Justice. He has written for Harvard Business Review and lectured on impact investing at Haas School of Business, Columbia Business School, London School of Economics, and the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Mr McKinley holds a BA from Middlebury College and a Master’s in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University.