Margarita Albors Vives

Founder and President, Social Nest Foundation

Speaker Bio

Margarita Albors – Founder and President of Social Nest Foundation

Philanthropist, entrepreneur, and investor with experience in the social and environmental impact sector.

Margarita Albors is President of Social Nest Foundation, a pioneering entity in the field of impact in Spain which she founded in 2010. In this role, she is dedicating her energy and passion to building a global network of leaders in impact investing and sustainable investment, by inspiring, educating and connecting private and institutional investors, financial advisors and philanthropists who want to align their capital with their values ​​through the Fi Impact Investing initiative. As well as supporting founders and startups that use their companies to create social and environmental impact through the Foundation's entrepreneurship programs.

Through her work at the Foundation, Margarita is involved in numerous organizations, such as SpainNab, National Advisory Board for Impact Investing (representing Spain in the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment–GSG), of which she is a member of the board of directors, or Cañada Blanch Foundation for the promotion of education and culture, as a member of its board of trustees. She is also part of BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt’s Responsible Leaders network.

Margarita is an investor and advisor at Zubi Capital (a 40M euro fund and the first impact venture debt fund in Europe), with the aim of investing in the growth of companies aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. Other of her main investments include Flywire, the first Spanish startup to have launched an IPO on Nasdaq (USA), CoCircular, Solaris Offgrid and Zubi Labs.

As an international speaker, she frequently participates in different forums and events talking about impact economics, such as ChangeNow Summit, 4YFN, South Summit, or Techstars Startup Week.

Before creating Social Nest Foundation, she worked for the pharmaceutical GlaxoSmithKline in the UK and the food company Bonduelle in Spain.

Margarita holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Harvard University, successfully completed the Strategic Management and Social Leadership Program at IESE Business School (with a scholarship from Rafael del Pino Foundation), and is an Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Valencia.