Jeremy K. Balkin is regarded as an international thought leader on ethics in banking, innovation and the strategic engagement of Millennials in financial services. He is the multi-award winning author of Millennialization of Everything: How to Win When Millennials Rule the World, and Investing with Impact: Why Finance is a Force for Good. In 2016, the book received the Gold Medal in Business Ethics in the Axiom Business Book Awards, and also won the Business category in the International Books Awards. The books have received praise from luminaries including Arianna Huffington, Frances Hesselbein, Lynn Schusterman, Professor Emil Pitkin and Pope Francis.
Jeremy K. Balkin serves as the Head of Innovation in North America for a major international bank and he is also an adviser to the leading global accelerator program StartUpBootCamp FinTech in New York City. He also previously worked for the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s 29th Prime Minister.
In 2008, Jeremy K. Balkin survived a life-changing extreme sports injury that shaped his purpose to deploy financial resources to improve the state of the world, and The Huffington Post described Jeremy K. Balkin as the “Anti-Wolf of Wall Street” for his work making the case that banking and finance are forces for good. His popular TED talk, “The Noble Cause: Positively influencing the allocation of capital” has been viewed over a quarter million times, and he has been invited to speak at the likes of Davos, the United Nations, Harvard Business School and London School of Economics.
Jeremy K. Balkin has run six marathons, received the prestigious UNSW Alumni Award for Achievement, and is designated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2017, he was named in the Top 35 Millennial Influencers in USA and received the Advance Global Australian Award. He has studied at the UNSW Business School, Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and Harvard Kennedy School.