108 episodes

At Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs, we talk to experienced and successful social entrepreneurs and change makers, committed to building a better world.

Working as a social entrepreneur is hugely fulfilling – yet uniquely challenging. Social entrepreneurs need to balance business and social goals to succeed, often working in extremely challenging environments, with limited resources.

And it is often a lonely journey. Our aim is to share the inspiring stories, to explore the highs and the lows, learn how different social entrepreneurs have kept inspired, and draw out insights to help social entrepreneurs at all stages on their journey.

Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs Podcast Fergal Byrne

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

At Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs, we talk to experienced and successful social entrepreneurs and change makers, committed to building a better world.

Working as a social entrepreneur is hugely fulfilling – yet uniquely challenging. Social entrepreneurs need to balance business and social goals to succeed, often working in extremely challenging environments, with limited resources.

And it is often a lonely journey. Our aim is to share the inspiring stories, to explore the highs and the lows, learn how different social entrepreneurs have kept inspired, and draw out insights to help social entrepreneurs at all stages on their journey.

    Episode 109: Interview with Kevin Starr, the founder of the Mulago Foundation

    Episode 109: Interview with Kevin Starr, the founder of the Mulago Foundation

    In this wide ranging and stimulating interview, Kevin Starr shares his perspective on the state of social entrepreneurship today, the reality of impact investment today, and his evolving thoughts on generating lasting change at scale

    • 46 min
    Episode 108: Interview with Jagdeesh Rao, Curator - Promise of Commons initiative, and former CEO FES

    Episode 108: Interview with Jagdeesh Rao, Curator - Promise of Commons initiative, and former CEO FES

    Interview with Jagdeesh Rao, former Chief Executive of the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) in India, discussing the vital ecological restoration and conservation work that FES does on land and water resources in ecologically fragile, degraded regions of India

    • 1 hr
    Episode 107: Interview with Austin Whitman CEO of Climate Neutral, US based consumer-focused climate certification company

    Episode 107: Interview with Austin Whitman CEO of Climate Neutral, US based consumer-focused climate certification company

    Austin Whitman talks about the growth and development of Climate Neutral

    • 57 min
    Episode 106: Kate Roll, Head of Teaching and Assistant Professor at Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

    Episode 106: Kate Roll, Head of Teaching and Assistant Professor at Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

    Bringing her background in international development, Kate discusses inclusive business and the concept of bottom of the pyramid development and it's consequences for corporations and impoverished populations. Kate also shares her insights on what makes NGO and corporate partnerships succeed- and perhaps more interestingly, what makes them fail.

    • 53 min
    Episode 105: Aparna Hegde Founder of ARMMAN

    Episode 105: Aparna Hegde Founder of ARMMAN

    In this interview, Dr. Aparna Hegde, an internationally renowned Urogynecologist and the founder of the NGO, ARMMAN (Advancing Reduction in Mortality and Morbidity of Mothers, Children and Neonates) shares her insights behind building scalable programs using technology and partnerships to innovatively impact maternal and child health. ARMMAN leverages technology to design & implement sustainable interventions to reduce maternal, neonatal, child mortality and morbidity in underserved communities. Working in 16 states in India, ARMMAN's five programs have reached more than 18 million women and their children.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 104: Celina de Sola, Founder of Glasswing International

    Episode 104: Celina de Sola, Founder of Glasswing International

    Celina de Sola, founder of Glasswing International, is accelerating community development by tearing down walls between government, business, and community groups, building a new culture of shared responsibility and cross-sector collaboration, rooted in trust.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

NedBreslin ,

Essential Listening

A powerful podcast series that always suprises and inspires. Worth every minute!

Harry Duran ,

A Consciously Aware Show Talking to Conscious Businesses

Adding a conscious twist to the entrepreneurial podcast genre, Fergal is doing a great job introducing us to companies making a difference while making a profit. These are socially-forward companies you may not have heard of and are probably not finding covered in other shows. A great addition to the social business space!

Wendy__C ,

Great resource!

This is an exciting and inspiring podcast - greatly needed for those of us launching and growing social change enterprises. Fergal’s pleasant demeanor and voice are an added bonus. Highly recommend this resource for social entrepreneurs!

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