Philo Alto | Entrepreneurs For Good



About the Entrepreneurs For Good 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 not only engage and inspire you, but catalyze you and your organizations into action. To identify a challenge that is tangible, and build a business model (profit or non) that brings a solution to the market.

About Philo

Philo is an ex-investment banker (Goldman Sachs and Citigroup) who is passionate about doing good while doing well.

He is the CEO of Asia Value Advisors (AVA), a philanthropy and leadership advisory platform that seeks to inform and engage individuals and organizations to create sustainable impact. He previously co-authored two publications: “Mind the Gap: Lessons and Findings from EngageHK” and “Adopting the London Principles: Policy Considerations to Grow Impact Investing in Hong Kong”. He also convened a Foundation Philanthropy Roundtable in Hong Kong bringing together foundation leaders to explore what’s next in creating sustainable value.

His firm AVA was engaged by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to lead the program curation efforts for its international Philanthropy for Better Cities forum in September 22-23, 2016.

Philo received his MBA and MPA at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. He is a board director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong and an officer of the HBS Association of Hong Kong.

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About Rich

Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to take their first step. Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with government, corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring together knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their business case for sustainability.

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Full Interview Transcript

For more interviews from the “Entrepreneurs for Good” series, check out the playlist here.

Stay tuned for more clips and full interviews in the coming weeks.

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