Alick Varma – Osper founder and member of the Leap 100 – speaks to our programmes director Annabel Denham about his mission to change the world.
In her Huffington Post interview with the inspirational entrepreneur, Annabel writes:
“Investors are showing a growing interest in the double bottom line. As Mishcon de Reya partner Charlotte Davidson points out, ‘Entrepreneurs have to demonstrate not only the financial efficacy of their business model but also the social impact they will deliver’.
“While even social impact businesses do need to be businesses first and foremost… If they fail to deliver on their initial mission, they fail to validate their existence.
“It could be a tough pill to swallow for the most archetypal profit-driven entrepreneurs: you might have to put bettering the world ahead of making money.”
Read the interview in full here.