Pradeep is the Co-founder of the Social Stock Exchange and was its first CEO and the Chair of its Admissions Panel. The SSX is a trading platform for publicly listed social impact businesses looking to raise capital on the primary market and trade in the secondary market: it is for profit-with-purpose companies who are able to demonstrate that their core product or service addresses a social or environmental need - in addition to seeking market-rate or market-beating returns - through the publication of an impact report.
Prior to the development and launch of the SSX in June 2013 Pradeep spent three years at the London Stock Exchange as its New Product Development Manager. At the LSE he built, developed and launched the Corporate Responsibility Exchange: a disclosure platform for extra-financial (ESG) indicators. Pradeep has experience of gaining regulatory approval from the FCA for new products and has worked with both the issuer community and institutional investors.
Prior to his career at the LSE, Pradeep was Founder and Head of FTdynamo.com, a Financial Times business and management information portal.
Pradeep has previously worked as a consultant to the UK Government on social stock exchanges and regularly speaks at conferences on - and advises on - the social impact investing and social business marketplace.
His contacts and experience are global, spanning: social ventures, impact investors, institutional investors, wealth managers, intermediaries, financial products, public policy, investor relations, impact measurement/reporting, and capital markets and SRI generally. He has a global reputation as an innovator and entrepreneur in these fields.
Pradeep is a longstanding judge of Investment Week magazine's Sustainable Investment Awards, was on Tomorrow's Company's Tomorrow's Capital Markets working group, and is a Fellow of the RSA. He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of British Columbia and an MA from the University of Sussex.