In episode 13 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Shankari Mylvaganam, the Director of Strategy and Global Partnerships at Unreasonable, on finding and scaling venture-based solutions to global challenges.
Shankari’s impact investment expertise ranges from venture selection and portfolio operations advisory for Unreasonable Group’s 200+ ventures (Series A to Series E), to working with Fortune 500 companies on ESG investment and corporate accelerators, to serving on the Advisory Board of two media-technology ventures.
Within M&A Advisory, Shankari has worked with Private Equity and Corporate clients on deals ranging in value from $50 million to $20 billion. She is experienced in leading teams across the deal continuum from diligence to transaction planning and capturing value post-deal.
Prior to this, Shankari worked in Strategy Consulting advising the C-Suite at MNCs and Private Companies, as well as Leadership of Federal Governments and International Institutions on growth, operations and organizational transformation.
Shankari is a Private Sector Delegate to the United Nations on issues of Public Private Partnerships and private investment into the social sector.
The latest innovation Shankari and her team are processing is UnreasonableFUTURE, a global movement to ensure future generations thrive in the new economy. The Future of Jobs Report 2018, by the World Economic Forum states that 75 million jobs will be displaced worldwide through automation between 2018 and 2022, as many as 133 million new roles could be created.
The movement is a collaboration with Fossil Foundation, Pearson and Accenture, Unreasonable FUTURE is aligning the promise of leading edge technologies with the future of inclusive work and social equity.
The UnreasonableFuture portfolio aims to support the future of learning, up-skilling, and education and the other half are companies using advanced technologies (i.e. robotics, 3D fabrication, machine learning, nano-technology) to develop human potential and ensure inclusivity in the workplace of tomorrow.
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Grant is the founder of Causeartist, one of the most influential impact business platforms in the world. Since 2013, Causeartist has been read in over 200 countries. Grant has personally interviewed over 600 impact entrepreneurs from around the world, highlighting innovations in ethical fashion, climate change, ethical technology, impact investing, and sustainable travel.