Line of Sight Podcast

Accessing the Potential of Social Enterprises with Dr. Edward Mungai

Episode Summary

Dr Edward Mungai is a global thought leader in sustainability. An author, researcher, advisor, entrepreneur, and authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development, he is acclaimed for championing environmental excellence, sustainable consumerism and production, and the triple bottom line. Currently, Edward is CEO of Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) Group, a transformation agency working at the intersection of sustainability, entrepreneurship, and innovation. He is co-founder of KCIC Consulting, a consultancy, and think – tank-helping clients to integrate sustainability into their businesses also founder of Inspire leadership that helps people unlock their potential. He has authored several books, the latest being Impact Investing in Africa: A guide to Sustainability for Investors, Institutions, and Entrepreneurs. He teaches Corporate Sustainability and innovation to executives at Strathmore Business School and sits on several boards. A health and fitness enthusiast, he has participated in numerous global marathons such as Boston, Chicago, New York, and Berlin marathons but also bagged over 21 medals so far including the Abbot Marathon Majors. Edward holds a PhD in Sustainability from Strathmore University Business School; MBA from Scandinavian International Management Institute (SIMI) in Copenhagen, Denmark and undergraduate degree in business management from Moi University, Kenya Dr. Edward Mungai joins Brigit and Don to discuss his experience in accessing the potential of social enterprises to solve challenges across Africa, the challenges that social entrepreneurs are facing and possible solutions, COVID 19’s impact on the social enterprise sector in Kenya, key lessons he’s learned during his time as the CEO of the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) Group for the last 9 years, and the mismatch between the supply and demand of capital.