Stephen George talks to Vinay Nair, co-founder and CEO of Lightful, a tech-for-good company working with charities, social enterprises and foundations looking to scale their impact through the power of technology. Vinay started the The Reclaim Social campaign, which has tapped into a growing sentiment of the need for positivity on social media, brought charities together with a national day on Feb 6th to reclaim social for good.
Vinay share the story of his career and learning, how the charity sector and business can work together, and how technology can help reach and scale our impact. He shares the story of the Reclaim for Good campaign, and how the campaign positively influences charity messaging for brand awareness but also how it can motivate both action and donations and finally how charities, social enterprises and foundations are shaping change
Vinay was previously a director at Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC), one of the largest social impact investors in the UK and has held senior positions at the Social Investment Business, Acumen Fund and the Clinton Foundation as well as launching public health social enterprises. Vinay started his career at the investment bank J.P. Morgan, where he spent almost a decade, latterly as Executive Director. He holds a BA from Trinity College Dublin and MPA from the London School of Economics. He is a practitioner-in-residence and industry advisor at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University.
Vinay can be found at https://lightful.com/ and on twitter @vinaynair
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