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What does it look like to take ideas, consciousness, awareness, and soul and deploy real solutions to real world problems? In this episode we talk about how Danny and his team are:
approaching problem solving
deploying capital toward systems change
evaluating challenges to find the lever points to catalyze real transformation
building bridges and collaborations
helping others get started in impact investing
holding and working with the challenges along the way
If you missed our first episode on the mindset, heart and soul enmeshed in self-realization and the inner work it takes to be an impact agent, catch that here.
Danny Almagor is - Chair of Small Giants, a company he started with Berry Liberman ( his beloved wife) to effect social and environmental change through business, investing, education and storytelling, and Australia's first B Corporation.
From investments in start-ups to large-scale projects such as solar farms, green buildings and regenerative agriculture, the Small Giants total portfolio approach proves that impact investing can span all asset classes and achieve both profit and purpose.
Together with Berry, Danny also created and chairs the Small Giants Academy, a for purpose entity which houses the education and storytelling arms of Small Giants, which includes Dumbo Feather, Impact Safari and Mastery of Business and Empathy. Its goal is to inspire wisdom and action for a hopeful future.
Danny was the inaugural Social Entrepreneur in Residence at RMIT, the founder and former CEO of Engineers Without Borders Australia and is the co-founder and Chair of the Impact Investment Group. He has founded over a dozen for profit and non profit organizations including Sentient Impact Group, The Sociable Weaver, The Impact Club, Beyond Family Office, and The Community Well Northern Rivers. He has served on numerous boards, including many of the Small Giants family of businesses such as Tom Organic, The School of Life, The Cape ecovillage, and Beyond Creative, as well as non-profit boards and advisories councils including the Jewish Museum of Australia, Stand Up, Smiling Mind and the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan.
Danny has been recognised through many awards and is formerly trained in Aerospace Engineering, Business Administration and outdoor education. He loves to read, talk about philosophy, garden, travel and jump on the trampoline with his three kids.
Websites in his world:
https://sentientimpact.com/ - Our latest investment vehicle
https://www.dumbofeather.com/ - Our magazine
https://www.smallgiants.com.au/ - The mother ship
https://www.regen.melbourne/ - Doughnut economics for a city
https://www.pacificbio.com.au/ - Seaweed solutions to waste
https://thesociableweaver.com.au/ - Homes connecting to self, community and nature.
https://tiverton-rothwell.com.au/ - Regen Ag
Books Danny Mentions:
Morgan Simon: Impact Revolution
Joel Solomon: Clean Money
Jed Emerson: The Purpose of Capital
Roman Krznaric:The Good Ancestor
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