"During the next 50 years, the greatest wealth creation on earth will be driven by leaders who develop solutions for humanity and or the planet"


~ Stuart M.Williams

In 1993 Stuart Williams co-created the thesis of "Making A Profit While Making A Difference"  which to many was one of the true catalysts behind today's Corporate Profit and Purpose. Today, Stuart remains a visionary and leader who creates, and or redesigns private and public ecosystems built to succeed through an alignment with the values and virtues of the Millennial and future generations. 


After enjoying a successful career as a business builder, owner and executive (almost $1B in realized value for the companies he started, ran and or worked with as an executive) Stuart has spent the past 12 years purposed to help any private or public ecosystem embrace the business, investment, humanitarian and environmental thesis of "Making A Profit While Making A Difference". 


Stuart is one of the world's leading experts on how to generate the highest and most sustainable corporate profits and investment returns by creating innovations that are solutions for specific segments of humanity and the environment. He is a trusted advisor to recognizable global governments, corporations, and families for the impact initiatives they develop and manage.  Stuart has presented his work to The Elders and at The United Nations. 

Today, Stuart spends a great deal of time helping communities embed his design for a new, inclusive economic system called Impact Economics. His family business, In Place Impact, is the only organization in the world that uses Impact Economics so that in the normal course of helping ALL community stakeholders achieve and exceed their goals, it naturally helps communities become economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable for ALL residents. It is all done through business and economics, no one is asked to give up or donate their gains, and it has a heavy focus on helping communities attain the United Nations SDGs. Inclusion is the basis of resiliency, and resiliency is required for anything to become sustainable. 

Stuart currently holds the following positions:

  • Founder & Chairman, In Place Impact   

  • Director, Be Earth Foundation, a United Nations IGO (Pro Bono)

  • Member, Board of Governors, The School of Business, College of Charleston (Pro Bono)

  • Impact Expert In Residence, College of Charleston (Pro Bono)

  • Impact Advocate, Center for Entrepreneurship, College of Charleston (Pro Bono)

  • Board Member, The Corporate Climate Alliance (a 501c3 fighting climate change)


Stuart is also the advisor to numerous Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, Impact Investors, and business leaders. 


Using his own blueprint for a Whole Systems Approach that goes way beyond sustainability, Stuart and his team were the first to design and run a project that engaged an entire country to build its emerging economy on the Principles of People, Planet, Profit. In addition to governments, Stuart designs similar programs for private ecosystems such as Corporations, Professional Service Firms, Private Family Offices, Endowments, Foundations and Wealth, Asset and Investment Managers that embed:


  • Making A Profit While Making A Difference

  • Living and Working in The Impact Age

  • Impact Investing

  • CSR

  • Change Management

  • SRI

  • Environmental Conservation

  • Social Change Architecture 

  • Sustainability

  • Impact Entrepreneurship


In 1993 Stuart co-founded and became President & CEO of The Strategic Research Institute (SRI) which he built into one of the world's leading business-to-business conference companies which he sold in 2006 to American Lawyer Media (ALM), a Wasserstein portfolio company. After the sale, he joined the 5-person Executive Committee of ALM that was purposed with integrating numerous portfolio companies in order to sell the business.  This was successfully achieved in August 2007. 


Prior to the Strategic Research Institute Stuart worked in various positions at the London-based corporate finance firm of Berwin LaRoche Group, PLC where as a partner in the firm he helped guide the company through its sale to Dominion International. 


Stuart says he has been lucky enough to have:


  • 3 remarkable children who possess the wonderful attribute of knowing how to love unconditionally;

  • A wife tolerant of living with someone who does not have an off switch;

  • A cadre of lifelong friends who freely try to give more than they ever could take;

  • Experienced failures that have put his life into perspective and made him a better person;

  • Enjoyed successes that without the failures would not have meant so much;

  • Had hundreds of Katrina victims help him more than he ever feels he helped them in the year he spent volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans;

  • The privilege of being able to contribute in a small way to building a truly sustainable future;

  • Blessed with an open heart and mind toward collaboration as opposed to competition;

  • Played two sports for his country (Wales); and

  • Been gifted with the ability to effect positive change in the lives of many.


Testimonials and references are available on request. 


Get to know more about Stuart by visiting www.inplaceimpact.com. Please direct all requests for speaking engagements to: Emily@inplaceimpact.com

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