Next Generation Sustainable Leadership | John Wu, Novalis Innovative Flooring

    About #EntrepreneursForGood Series: Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have had to overcome. It is a series that we hope will…

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You Can’t Teach Entrepreneurship | Durreen Shahnaz, Impact Investment Exchange

In this episode, I speak with Durreen Shahnaz, Founder of Impact Investment Exchange and Shujong, about the work she has done to launch the world's first (and only) socially oriented stock market. Born out of the recognition that the finance industry, which is largely run by Western/ white male executives, was not working for a large portion of the world, she has spent the last 10+ years develo…

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Opportunity for Edtech Entrepreneurship in India | Jeet Singh, Selfstudy

In this episode, I speak with Jeet Singh, Founder of Selfstudy, to speak about the work he has been doing over the last few years to provide a better future to the next generation of Indian students. It is a great conversation, and one where, as a consultant who quit to build a "better" way, I really found myself identifying with very easily, and I hope that you will find inspiration in his wor…

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Teaching Social Entrepreneurship in Thailand | Chris Oestereich, Circular Design Lab

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Chris Oestereich about his work in Bangkok teaching social entrepreneurship at  Thammasat University while standing up his own social enterprises, Full Circle Filament and Circular Design Lab. Lot's of lessons in here about how to engage students on topics, and why we should be optimistic about the future!   ? About #Entrep…

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Hydroponics and Agtech Entrepreneurship in India | Dhrav Khanna, Triton Foodworks

For the last 10 years, I have spent the majority of my time looking at sustainability as a function of urbanization, and the resource footprints of urban residents, in Asia. Particularly how will Asia' urban systems be challenges by the movement of the next two billion Asians moving into cities (by 2030), and what the role of entrepreneurs and innovators will be as THE force to deliver the solu…

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Managing the Stress of Nonprofit Leadership | Tom Stader, The Library Project

When I met Tom Stader nearly 15 years ago, both of our organizations were just getting off the ground, and over the last couple of years he and I have spent a lot of time together hashing through EVERYTHING. Including the challenges that both of us faced as we built out our organizations, the stress of that work, the impacts of that stress on us, and how we look back on that now. Topics that I…

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Let People Feel it, Believe it, and Go For It | Monish Siripurapu, Ant Studio

During my recent trip to Delhi, I had the opportunity to sit down with a fantastic young entrepreneur named Monish Siripurapu. Initially learning about his work through the UNEP video Indian architect looks to nature to cool without chemicals, we sat down for a couple of hours (in the rain) to discuss the challenges he sees, the products he is building, and how he is looking to create a decentr…

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Giving it Forward | Anshu Gupta, Goonj

A bit of a different interview this week. In short, because it is not an interview, but the recording of a recent Q&A that my friends and I had while attending the 2019 Points of Light conference in Delhi. Someone that I had previously tagged as an entrepreneur that I *MUST* interview while in Delhi, Anshu Gupta's insights into delivering and measuring impact, were genuinely some of the most r…

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Delivering Hope & Opportunity in Bangkok | Annie Dieselberg, Nightlight International

In this interview, I speak with Annie Dieselberg, founder of Nightlight International in Bangkok, about her work to build an organization that has helped more than 150 women leave Bangkok's sex trade through job training, counseling, and empowerment programs. Through this discussion, we speak a lot about complexity of the challenges that she must address as part of this process, how that shapes…

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Investing & Incubating in Water Startups | Maarten Ter Keurst, Pureterra Ventures

With fewer issues more important in the area of sustainability than water, I sat down with Maarten Ter Keurst from Pureterra Ventures in Shanghai to talk about the work of his fund to identify and incubate water startups. Identifying, and executing investments aside, where I think this interview will be of particular interest to entrepreneurs is the work that that they do to help entrepreneurs…

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