What happens when an organization incorporates compassion throughout its policies, procedures, and culture? What is the impact on all stakeholders in an organization when human needs for care, consideration, and connection and are considered alongside business and impact outcomes? Research, and practice, show that the needs of people and the needs of organizations are not mutually […]
My inspiration Mahatma Gandhi said ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’ but change takes time and systemic change takes a lot of time. How does one sustain themselves through this long journey?
We will focus on three key components of change: Self, Team, and the Cause.
Our tools of choice are three as well: Profit – the core of capitalism; Resilience – the capacity to recover from the numerous setbacks you will face; and Fun – enjoying the journey itself.
Our Focus: How to design your for-profit social impact venture that – Creates Systemic Change without sacrificing your Personal Financial Security and doing it while having fun with a Team that’s as Passionate as you are.
Takeaway: A framework that you can make your own and that’ll act as your North Star throughout this incredible journey.
Facilitator: Sajju Jain
An Expert Generalist, Sajju has helped build several early-stage impact startups that have grown to deliver large-scale global social impact, ex: D.light (global leader and pioneer in affordable solar solutions – www.dlight.com) has impacted 100+million people, Embrace (developer of globally recognized and awarded innovative low-cost infant warmer – www.embraceinnovations.com) has reached 300,000+ babies, and Chirag (solar-tech based integrated village development – www.projectchirag.org) has illuminated 450+ villages across India.
His ventures have been featured or awarded by The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, CNBC, BBC, CNN, ABC, TOI, Forbes, WEF, Fast Company, and numerous other organizations across the world.
Currently, as COO of Sisu Global Health (www.sisuglobal.health), he has guided their patented, designed for Africa, low-cost autologous blood transfusion device, Hemafuse, from prototype to production to market; supported fundraising from VC and angel investors; secured strategic partnerships with the largest Africa-based NGO, and Kenya’s largest medical device & pharma distributor.
Sajju is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School and The University of Iowa.