Birju Pandya: Money, Social Good, and Inner Transformation [Ep. 48]

Formerly a consultant for McKinsey & Company, Birju Pandya focuses on the nexus of money, social good and inner transformation and works with organizations on the cutting edge of this inquiry. He is a Managing Director with Armonia, a private equity firm specializing in “regenerative investing” using nature-based solutions. He is Chief Mindfulness Officer for Nessel Development, working in 'beyond sustainable' real estate and also a senior advisor to RSF Social Finance, focusing on projects which facilitate “inner impact.”  Birju is a longtime volunteer of ServiceSpace, a non-profit that has been popularizing gift culture paradigm.  


In this interview we discuss:

  • Blossoming into meditation and mindfulness with small steps

  • Whole person development in the workplace

  • Dynamic interplay between inner work practices with transcending limiting organizational structures and linear-thinking approaches

  • Contrasting “ripple effects” with our concepts of “scaling”

  • The subtle yet profound role of psychological work in using business as a means for personal transformation becoming a better person

  • Having the vulnerability and courage to ask others “What do I not see?”


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Ryan Honeyman is a Partner at LIFT Economy and author of The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good (Berrett-Koehler Publishers). LIFT Economy is an impact consulting firm whose mission is to create, model, and share a locally self-reliant economy that works for the benefit of all life. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @honeymanconsult or email him