Sebastian Rocca

Founder and CEO | Micro Rainbow CIC | United Kingdom

Sebastian is a social entrepreneur, social innovator and LGBTQI activist. He is the founder of Micro Rainbow and the Micro Rainbow International Foundation. These organisations promote equality of LGBTQI people through housing, employment and small businesses in the UK and internationally. Sebastian’s passion is to apply innovative models for social change that are sustainable, scalable and replicable. He is a pioneer in the use of social investment in the LGBTQI human rights sector. In the UK, Sebastian created the first national housing scheme for homeless LGBTQI asylum seekers and refugees. In Cambodia, he designed and implemented the first micro-finance programme to benefit LGBTQI people in poverty. In Brazil, he created the first small business incubator for LGBTQI people in poverty. These award-winning schemes have successfully attracted social investment.