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Weekly podcasts on philanthropy, sustainability and social entrepreneurship, hosted by Alberto Lidji, former Global CEO of the Novak Djokovic Foundation. Insightful interviews with the leaders who are achieving remarkable change. Be inspired!

Do One Better with Alberto Lidji in Philanthropy, Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship Alberto Lidji

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Weekly podcasts on philanthropy, sustainability and social entrepreneurship, hosted by Alberto Lidji, former Global CEO of the Novak Djokovic Foundation. Insightful interviews with the leaders who are achieving remarkable change. Be inspired!

    CEO of New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), Dan Corry, on the impact agenda

    CEO of New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), Dan Corry, on the impact agenda

    On this episode, Dan Corry sheds light on the work of New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) and we explore the impact agenda from a range of angles, including:
    (1) How does the impact agenda relate to trust-based philanthropy? 
    (2) Is impact measurement is too top-down?
    (3) Are randomised control trials (RCTs) preferable to quicker, more iterative alternatives?
    (4) Is there enough risk-taking in philanthropy and what can policymakers do to incentivise it?
    Thank you for downloading this episode of the Do One Better Podcast. Visit our Knowledge Hub at Lidji.org for information on nearly 200 case studies and interviews with remarkable leaders in philanthropy, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. 
     
     

    • 38 min
    CEO of Asthma + Lung UK, Sarah Woolnough, on managing a large-scale merger

    CEO of Asthma + Lung UK, Sarah Woolnough, on managing a large-scale merger

    We explore the merger between Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation, which resulted in the creation of Asthma + Lung UK.  
    We look at the pros and cons, the opportunities and the headaches that Sarah Woolnough has been coping with and driving forward as CEO of Asthma + Lung UK.
    Sarah provides a truly candid view and this episode is particularly useful for anyone contemplating, managing or wishing to learn about mergers within the non-profit space.  
    From branding and governance to CRM systems and auditing, you’ll find this interview informative and full of actionable suggestions.
    Thank you for downloading this episode of the Do One Better Podcast. Visit our Knowledge Hub at Lidji.org for information on nearly 200 case studies and interviews with remarkable leaders in philanthropy, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. 
     

    • 41 min
    CEO of Thrive at Five, Aida Cable, on driving forward early childhood development in the UK

    CEO of Thrive at Five, Aida Cable, on driving forward early childhood development in the UK

    Thrive at Five supports parents and communities through collective action across the public, private and voluntary sectors, so every child reaches a good level of development at age five. 
    Aida Cable brings a wealth of experience in the early childhood development space. Prior to joining Thrive at Five she worked at The Royal Foundation of the then Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and now Prince and Princess of Wales. 
    We explore the state of affairs in early childhood development in the UK and how Thrive at Five is convening and mobilising diverse stakeholders to drive forward this field.  Aida shares key statistics and explains why now more than ever we need to focus on children’s early years.
    Thank you for downloading this episode of the Do One Better Podcast. Visit our website at Lidji.org for information on nearly 200 case studies and interviews with remarkable leaders in philanthropy, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Please leave us a rating and a review to help others find this show.
     

    • 32 min
    CEO of Charity Navigator, Michael Thatcher, on evaluating and rating thousands of charities

    CEO of Charity Navigator, Michael Thatcher, on evaluating and rating thousands of charities

    Charity Navigator is an organisation that evaluates charities and provides in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health, accountability and transparency of 200,000 charities. They also facilitate the giving process.
    Charity Navigator is a household name for many leaders in the philanthropy and non-profit space. 
    They have just launched a new website and new functionalities. Michael Thatcher provides excellent insight on how they work and how their rating and analysis can help you improve the world and ensure donor funding goes to higher-performing organisations. 
    Charity Navigator aims to democratise philanthropy and make it easier for anyone to give irrespective of their means.
    Thank you for downloading this episode of the Do One Better Podcast. Visit our website at Lidji.org for information on nearly 200 interviews and case studies with remarkable leaders in philanthropy, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Please leave us a rating and a review to help others find this show.
     

    • 31 min
    CEO of the British Asian Trust, Richard Hawkes, on impact investing, development impact bonds, risk-taking and more

    CEO of the British Asian Trust, Richard Hawkes, on impact investing, development impact bonds, risk-taking and more

    The British Asian Trust was founded in 2007 by His Majesty King Charles III and a group of British Asian business leaders, to tackle widespread poverty, inequality and injustice in South Asia.
    Richard Hawkes sheds light on the work of the British Asian Trust, especially around development impact bonds across a range of thematic areas including skills and employability, and girls’ education in South Asia.
    The British Asian Trust is entrepreneurial and happy to embrace sensible risk-taking in the international development space.  We learn about how they’ve innovated and how they’ve embraced impact investing to help drive forward the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 
    The British Asian Trust focuses on five thematic areas: education, livelihoods/jobs, mental health, child protection and conservation.
    Thank you for downloading this episode of The Do One Better Podcast. Visit our website at Lidji.org for information on nearly 200 interviews with remarkable leaders in philanthropy, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Please leave us a rating and a review to help others find this show.
     

    • 34 min
    Ewan Kirk, Co-Founder of the Turner Kirk Trust and former Partner at Goldman Sachs, on philanthropy and risk-taking

    Ewan Kirk, Co-Founder of the Turner Kirk Trust and former Partner at Goldman Sachs, on philanthropy and risk-taking

    Ewan is a philanthropist with a head for numbers and we look at the interaction between philanthropy and risk. The question: Is the world of philanthropy too risk averse?
    Ewan is the Chairman of the Management Committee of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Chairman of DeepTech Labs, and a Non-executive Director of BAE Systems. 
    He argues that philanthropic capital should have the highest risk tolerance. It's important to encourage grantees to take risks, to let them know it’s ok to experiment and to give them permission to fail.
    We look at a specific case study and encourage others to consider how they embrace risk in their philanthropy.
    Thank you for downloading this episode of The Do One Better Podcast. Visit our website at Lidji.org for information on nearly 200 interviews with remarkable leaders in philanthropy, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Please leave us a rating and a review to help others find this show.
     

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Maritza942711 ,

Great social impact podcast

Awesome podcast on a variety of social impact topics! I enjoy every week hearing from a different guest on a new topic.

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Alberto, host of the podcast, highlights all aspects of sustainability and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Afam32 ,

A truly informative and inspiring podcast!

Do More Better is THE premiere podcast for anyone interested in philanthropy and social impact. Alberto is a skilled, thoughtful, passionate interviewer, and his diverse roster of guests provide invaluable insight, advice, and success stories. This is a can’t miss listen for anyone who cares of our world and wants to learn more about what is being done to save and improve it.

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