Duncan is part of the commercial team at Shift, looking to create sustainable income generation across the sector by understanding the market landscape, developing commercial strategies and implementing effective business models for organisations. Duncan also leads on role design with Shift's partners, and is passionate about designing continuous learning approaches.
Duncan joins Shift after completing the On Purpose leadership programme. He brings commercial experience from the private sector, having worked with investment clients across Europe to source deals and build their network in new markets. In this role, he built and managed a team to research industries and businesses, speaking with senior industry leaders to identify new market opportunities and help refine investment hypotheses. He holds a BA in Business Management from the University of Exeter.
Duncan enjoys veggie cooking, travelling, and exploring new ways to not kill his plants.
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The case for change: why we need a fund dedicated to under-represented founders
Why the Growth Impact Fund was set up and its case for change in the social investment sector.
Back to the future: Redesigning social investment to deliver what we promised
In this blog we share our views on how social investment can be brought back to the future and re-designed …
Learning modules: Design Thinking for Nonprofits
5 video modules | 1 hour per module | Downloadable templates Design thinking – with its various methodologies and …
Housing associations: act now to build trust with your tenants before the longer-term impacts of Covid-19 take hold
This is the second blog in our mini-series that explores the role that trust and relationship-building across the entire tenant …
Urgent: Housing associations must act now to design, deliver, and adapt support for their tenants before the longer term impacts of Covid-19 begin to take hold
This blog is an introduction to a mini-series on what housing associations can do in the short-term to help mitigate …
Beyond Demand: the social sector’s real need for patient capital
We’re publishing brand new social investment research that reveals a significant funding gap in the social sector. Here, Commercial Lead …
Changing Mindsets: Revenue, Markets, and Competition- Are these still ‘dirty words’ in the Charity Sector?
As the lines between profit and purpose continue to blur, charities face some tough questions about how they should respond …
Beyond Demand: the social sector’s need for patient, risk-bearing capital
May 29, 2020
Research conducted by Shift in partnership with CAF Venturesome, Unltd and principal funder Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
Radically redesigning social investment for underserved founders
Building eBay’s support for social entrepreneurs
Powering nonprofits to respond to the crisis
Improving social housing services that support women with their finances
Researching how to improve parent-child interactions with NSPCC
NSPCC: Understanding its market position to shape its strategy
Specialist support for National Lottery Community Fund grantees
A Design Lab for foundations and philanthropy
Improving the social investment landscape