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Birju Pandya
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Birju Pandya focuses on the nexus of money, social good and inner transformation. He works with organizations on the cutting edge of this inquiry.

Examples include Armonia, a private equity firm specializing in 'regenerative investing' using nature-based solutions; RSF Social Finance, a lending firm led by values of interbeing; ServiceSpace, a pioneer of the gift culture paradigm; Nessel Development, working in 'beyond sustainable' real estate . Prior to this, Birju was a consultant with McKinsey & Company.

He lives with his wife in Berkeley, CA.

Entries by Birju Pandya

Redefining What It Means To Grow

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2012 | 5:16 PM

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

(4) Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 10:18 AM

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

(14) Comments | Posted January 5, 2011 | 4:55 PM

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

(1) Comments | Posted July 14, 2010 | 2:53 PM

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

(13) Comments | Posted May 20, 2010 | 7:39 PM

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

(7) Comments | Posted March 16, 2010 | 1:34 PM

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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