Anne Bahr Thompson

About Anne Bahr Thompson

Anne Bahr Thompson is Managing Director of Synergos’ Philanthropy program, including the Global Philanthropists Circle, which supports philanthropists and social entrepreneurs to increase their impact. For more than 25 years Anne has counseled families and leaders across sectors – including companies, non-profits, and foundations - to connect more deeply with purpose and values, identify a social mission, crystalize operating principles, and collaborate with like-minded partners.

Author of Do Good and named a Trust Across America 2018 Top Thought Leader in Trust, Anne pioneered the model of Brand Citizenship and developed the five step ME-to-WE continuum that guides organizations to solve people's individual ME problems and their WE concerns about society, the economy, and the planet.

She is a former executive director and head of consulting at Interbrand, the world's leading brand consultancy, and the founder of Onesixtyfourth, a strategic and creative advisory firm. Anne has provided strategic guidance to many global and local nonprofits and humanitarian agencies including UNICEF, Save the Children International, the American Red Cross, and the UN Year of Microfinance.

Anne has authored articles for numerous publications including Economist Books,, Bloomberg News, The Guardian, and PR News. She’s frequently quoted in the media and has been interviewed on numerous podcasts and radio shows, and spoken at business schools, conferences internationally and the UN. Anne holds an MBA from the Darden Graduate School at the University of Virginia and has been an adjunct professor at New York University Stern School of Business's London campus.


Unlocking local philanthropic funding in Southeast Asia

25 Jun 2019

Southeast Asian nations are experiencing a burgeoning MSME and start-up ecosystem, a young workforce and growing interest in social entrepreneurship. However, despite fast growing wealth and having a strong culture of giving, Southeast Asia has not seen a significant uptick…Read More

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