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Mr. Steven Ying

Steven Ying

Mr Steven Ying is the founding Managing Partner of High Impact Capital Advisors Ltd., an impact investment advisory firm dedicated to making thoughtful and effective investments that generate attractive financial returns alongside substantial social and environmental impacts. 


With BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Finance, all from New York University, Steven has worked in the private sector for more than 25 years, first working as a research scientist at IBM in upstate New York from 1988 to 1996. After business school, Steven worked for McKinsey & Co as a management consultant in New York and Hong Kong from 1996 to 2000, advising multinational corporations on business strategies. After that, as a Managing Director of Cisco Systems from 2000 to 2006, Steven was responsible for its Asia Pacific telecom businesses. Subsequently, he was with Microsoft from 2006 to 2010 as the General Manager of the Unlimited Potential Group for the Greater China region.


In 2010 with his global connections and track record, Steven founded High Impact Capital Advisors in Hong Kong, devoted full time to sustainable investing. At the same time he established the Foundation for Amazing Potentials, a Hong Kong registered charity dedicated to helping people at the middle and bottom of the socio-economic pyramid to realise their full potential. The Foundation has been a funder for an array of designated initiatives at select non-profit organisations, including the HK Phil, China Global Philanthropy Institute, China Youth Development Foundation, Food Angel of Hong Kong, The Carter Center (US), Milken Institute (US), India Institute of Fine Art (India) and African Parks (South Africa).