Driving change in asia

WHY WE DO IT

Across the globe, inequality is growing. Despite the rapid economic growth we have seen over the last two decades, a majority of people remain excluded from its benefits, without access to basic goods and services or opportunities for employment and regular income.

From the impact of climate change on livelihoods to weak market linkages for small farmers, whether a lack of access to drinking water or poor quality education, we have learned that traditional solutions – top down and designed to last a project cycle – are not working.

We believe that entrepreneurs and companies can pioneer inclusive business models by creating affordable products and services for the poor and even by engaging them as employees or suppliers for their business activities.

Unlock Impact partners with businesses and NGOs, government and civil society, to design and deliver inclusive and sustainable solutions that tackle poverty. We help create and implement models that are scalable and measurable. Partner with us to take action now.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

Think Impact!

Specialisation and expertise

We get the right people for the right job

Simple, customer-centric solutions

Homegrown tools and methodology

Who We Are

Aditi Seshadri

Aditi believes in the power of stories and work that helps those who need it the most, and that there is true inspiration where the two meet.

She is a communications and marketing expert with 15+ years of experience in building strategy, executing and managing communication and marketing programmes and teams, with emphasis on content creation, facilitating events/ workshops and driving growth.

She has worked as a journalist with publications like India Today and Daily News & Analysis (DNA) before handling brand and communications for various organisations including Villgro, where she also worked with the portfolio companies. She is also a Facilitator with Stanford Seed, a programme that helps leaders of SMEs around the globe transform and scale their businesses. 

She is based out of Goa, land of the soothing palm trees and sunny beaches, in India.

Priya Thachadi

Priya grew up around elections and constituents, which shaped her passion for listening to people and put a fire in her to create solutions. Priya spent the last 10 years in the development sector, from reporting on urban development to public policy and  finally arriving in the impact investing sector. Priya served as the Head of Incubatee Support and Human Capital at Villgro an early stage impact investor in India, for three years, supporting social enterprises that are building solutions for the poor. Previously, she ran India’s only Legislative Assistants program with PRS Legislative Research in Delhi, where she also tracked performance of the Parliament. She has also worked with non-profits and consulted for DFID in London.

Priya is the co-founder-CEO of Villgro Philippines, an early-stage incubator in the Philippines, which she set up in early 2017. She is also a leading inclusive business consultant in Southeast Asia. These days you can find her mentoring and training impact entrepreneurs in Manila, when not exploring the beautiful beaches around the Philippines.  

Our team of consultants

Prabh Singh

Prabh is an investment & growth advisor with a decade of business development, commercial negotiation and strategic investment experience in the financial services, energy (LNG) and infrastructure industries. With a background in Economics & Mathematics from Colby College and an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD, France, Prabh is passionate about helping businesses articulate and execute their growth strategy. He is also an early adopter technologist and loves exploring new places.

Swapneel Rane

Swapneel is passionate about social change and improving lives at the base of the pyramid. He manages the overall operations at Dost Education (reviewing program design and effectiveness, user growth, implementation partnerships), and previously led the Technology team at Dasra with projects involving building the org website (www.dasra.org), managing the CRM instance on Salesforce, compiling org-wide annual budgets, designing dashboards to track operational indicators and more.

Anindita Sharma

Anindita is a freelance communications professional having worked across the diverse fields of PR, social media and corporate communication, in the last 10 years. A product of Delhi University and Symbiosis International University, she has worked with different companies such as Good Relations India, Adfactors PR, National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai and Prana PR. She considers herself a jack-of-many-trades and is always trying to master at least one. Always on the lookout to learn, adapt and grow both personally & professionally, she also takes storytelling wokshops for the comunity kids.

Preeti Seshadri

Preeti is a generalist with over 17 years experience across a diverse spectrum of functions including business operations, marketing, team management, recruitment, research and streamlining processes. With a background in Economics (Masters from GIPE, Pune) and a PGDM (SCMHRD, Pune), Preeti has worked with both global teams in MNCs as well as local startups to help them scale and grow. She loves to travel and is now learning her way around the art of wheel-thrown ceramics.

Preetika Soni

Preetika Soni is a freelance content writer and transcriptionist. In the last 10 years, she has gained experience in different media sectors – from news production at NDTV (Mumbai) to teaching at the Social Communications Media Department, Sophia Polytechnic and currently, working as a freelance writer. She believes that the learning process must never stop and always looks forward to improving upon her skills with each new assignment.

Devika Malik

Devika Malik is a Public Policy and Communications consultant with close to a decade of experience working in research, advocacy and journalism. She has developed cross-functional insights by working directly with Members of Parliament and at think tanks like PRS Legislative Research as well as the Economist Intelligence Unit. She has also worked on Parliamentary Development with the United Nations.

Manan Khurana

Manan Khurana is a freelance communications consultant. In the last 10 years, she has been a part of organizations such as KPMG, EY and International Finance Corporation (IFC) in various roles, strengthening internal and external communications, organizing thought leadership events and workshops, writing website copy for startups, Government clients and corporate clients and is undeniably  driven to work with, for-purpose organizations. When she’s not writing stories, she’s telling jokes, playing football or writing mediocre Instagram poetry.

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