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Birju Pandya
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Birju Pandya focuses on the nexus of money, social good and inner transformation. He is a Managing Director with Armonia, a private equity firm specializing in 'regenerative investing' using nature-based solutions. He is also a senior advisor to RSF Social Finance, focusing on projects which facilitate 'inner impact.' Birju is a longtime volunteer of ServiceSpace, a non-profit that has been popularizing gift culture through numerous portals. Prior to this, Birju was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. He lives in San Francisco, CA.

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Redefining What It Means To Grow

Posted January 29, 2012 | 01/29/12 06:16 PM ET

I recently had the chance to sit down with filmmaker Katie Teague, who is making a movie on money and growth. It is the fuel of finance, thus the economy, and thus the 'developed' world. A world of constant, infinite, compounded growth; without which the majority of...

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Inner Transformation Starts Right Here, Right Now

Posted October 20, 2011 | 10/20/11 11:18 AM ET

One of the most touching and inspirational stories I've seen is that of Juan Mann in Australia. In 2004, after a series of personal setbacks, he was at a party and received a random hug. In his words, he "felt like a king!" Since then, he made it...

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Change Yourself, Change the World

Posted January 5, 2011 | 01/05/11 05:55 PM ET

More and more today, we see people and organizations taking on big problems with the noble goal of "changing the world." We hear the same opportunities:

We just need to put the right system in place...
We just need the right incentives...
We just need the...

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The Ripple Effect of Kindness

Posted July 14, 2010 | 07/14/10 03:53 PM ET

Over the last few years, I've become a big proponent of Smile Cards. The premise behind these small cards is simple: do an anonymous act of kindness and leave a card behind, inviting the recipient to pay-it-forward. If he/she does, the chain keeps going, resulting in "ripples" of...

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'Benefit' Corporations: the Future of Business

Posted May 20, 2010 | 05/20/10 08:39 PM ET

Is there any hope for capitalism? The last couple years have seen a pounding of the system that most haven't seen in their lifetimes. It has caused more than a few to look at the way we live our lives and ask the deep questions. If I want to make...

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The 10 Most Inspiring Videos On The Web

Posted March 16, 2010 | 03/16/10 02:34 PM ET

The most popular viral videos nowadays are seemingly pretty ephemeral. A cat has an amazing sense of the dramatic or the melodic laugh of a baby -- perhaps the latest episode of a teenage soap opera. On the flip side of this lies the inspirational -- videos that highlight an...

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