The Social Innovation Podcast was excited to welcome Matthew Friedman, the CEO of  The Mekong Club, back to the show.  The Mekong Club is a catalyst for change, inspiring and engaging the private sector to lead in the fight against modern slavery.

Some of the topics we discussed this time around:

  • How Corporate Social Responsibility led to ESG
  • Why institutions now must include Purpose along with Profit, Growth, and Prestige
  • ESG offers an objective way of measurement
  • For ESG measurement to become as effective as possible, there has to be more standardization
  • Investment companies are also taking notice as ESG investment significantly outperforms
  • Paul Ark and Gobi Partners
  • Pollution, access to clean water, forced labor, human slavery, and NGOs
  • Understanding invisibility
  • Velleity
  • The Starfish on the Beach
  • Read Matthew Friedman’s book – Be the Hero: Be the Change

Other titles we considered for this episode:

  1. Are You Doing Right By the World?
  2. We All Have to Step Up and Get Involved Somehow
  3. Go to Where Your Heart Drives You
  4. The Reality Is That There Is an Imbalance
  5. There Really Is a Yearning Within People to Want to Do Something
  6. It Really Does Feel Good
  7. We All Need to Do Something

Social Innovation Podcast - EP 40 - Matthew Friedman - CEO of The Mekong Club - We Need to Leave It Better Than We Got It

by Matthew Friedman | Social Innovation Podcast