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