Ms. Hazel Taylor
Associate Director, Business Development, Acumen
Hazel Taylor is Associate Director of Business Development at Acumen, an Impact Investor that supports the development of enterprises, leaders and ideas that challenge inequality and climate change across the world. Over the last three years Hazel has been working with the UN Green Climate Fund and other key Acumen partners to develop an innovative new blended finance Climate Resilient Agriculture fund focused on sustainable smallholder farming in Africa. Hazel previously worked at the Vitol Foundation, where she spent seven years managing a global entrepreneurship funding portfolio, investing in agriculture, energy, workforce development and job creation. She co-founded the International Corporate Foundations Network, has worked as a CSR consultant to commodity trading industries in West Africa, has directed a grassroots NGO in Southeast Asia and spent five years working in European financial markets.