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The Social Enterprise Podcast
Special interview - Percy Barnevik
July 27, 2016 Rupert Scofield
On this special episode of the Social Enterprise Podcast, Rupert is joined by businessman and philanthropist Percy Barnevik. After a successful career in business - chairing companies including ABB, Sandvik, Skanska, Investor AB, and AstraZeneca - Percy founded non-profit organisation Hand in Hand International, inspired to help street children in India. Active in 10 countries, the organisation provides grassroots entrepreneurs in some of the poorest places in the world with the skills to start their own businesses. Percy reveals his motivations, some of the challenges, and how business informed his approach to charity.
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