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Listen to this week’s Business Fights Poverty Spotlight podcast and hear from Paul Polak.
Paul is perhaps the godfather of social enterprise in emerging markets. He has dedicated the past 35 years of his life as well as his money and considerable entrepreneurial talents on find lasting scalable solutions for those living on less than $2 a day.
Non-profits and businesses launched under Paul’s guidance have helped an estimated 2.2 million people. His attention to detail, focus on scale and time spent with those he is trying to serve have arguably enabled this huge impact.
During this candid interview, Paul shares with us, how his insight and approach has changed in those past 35 years, why a simple donkey cart launched a lifelong passion and how in his 80s he is more excited than ever to be seeking out business solutions to climate change for those in emerging markets.
Paul’s advice to those within business is invaluable, finding solutions to big problems is an opportunity, not a philanthropic gift. Listen in to find out more.
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