110 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
    • 4.7 • 13 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 111: Stanford Business School’s Professor Neil Malhotra on how to create and sustain solutions to systemic problems

    Episode 111: Stanford Business School’s Professor Neil Malhotra on how to create and sustain solutions to systemic problems

    A fascinating, wide-ranging, and spirited discussion about the state of social entrepreneurship and innovation today, touching on key challenges facing social innovators--and the sector as a whole.

    • 51 min
    Episode 110: Interview with Tom Chi founder At One Ventures…a climate-focused VC fund investing in companies creating environmentally positive technology.

    Episode 110: Interview with Tom Chi founder At One Ventures…a climate-focused VC fund investing in companies creating environmentally positive technology.

    Deep dive on the role and impact of technology with Tom Chi, former Head of Experience and founding member of Google X and founder At One Ventures, a climate-focused VC fund investing in companies creating environmentally positive technology.

    • 54 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

maddie@podcastingyou ,

Great podcast!

This podcast is a valuable resource for learning about social change movements and the leaders behind them. Fergal is a knowledgeable and skilled host and each episode provides great perspectives and insights.

megan@podcastingyou ,

Amazing Content!

Fergal does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!

NedBreslin ,

Essential Listening

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

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