PJ Mistry: Supporting Visionary Social Enterprises around the Globe
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Spiffy here with the scoop on the entrepreneurial leaders of Planet Earth. As the only interplanetary journalist stationed on this blue planet, Im thrilled to present this galactic exclusive with PJ Mistry, Unilevers TRANSFORM program manager. Lets learn whats happening there and how PJ is making a positive impact in the world.
Spiffy:Hi PJ, thanks a million for talking to me today. Tell me, what challenge are you addressing through Unilever?
PJ:Thanks for having me, Spiffy! In order to solve some of the world's biggest challenges (think: SDGs), we need to collaborate across all sectors. TRANSFORM is a unique accelerator which unites corporates, donors, investors, and academics to support visionary social enterprises across Africa, Asia, and beyond. Together, we test and scale new solutions that tackle environmental challenges, improve health and wellbeing, and build inclusive economies. Combining grant funding, business insight, and research, TRANSFORM is accelerating the development of innovative business models to help solve global challenges. It was established in 2015 and is led by Unilever, the UKs Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office, and EY.