Pat Pillai is Founder/CEO of LifeCo UnLtd SA. He’s a teacher and entrepreneur (Ashoka Globalizer Fellow); He’s also been a national TV news anchor for 15 years.
LifeCo, established in 1997, has benefited over 112 000 beneficiaries in SA (5000 are Young Entrepreneurs; 124 are established adult entrepreneurs, of those 76 are impact/social entrepreneurs).
LifeCo UnLtd finds, funds and supports Social Enterprises and is a founder member of GSEN (50+ member nations www.gsen.global). LifeCo Earth is it’s investments company – wholly owned by a public benefit trust. It has interests in Renewable Energy Projects, Green Architecture and Social Venture Capital. LifeCo UnLtd SA tackles inequality and focusses on growing social capital, with assets owned by the poorest and marginalized. It was voted among the top 10 most admired Social Enterprises in South Africa in 2011.
Development finance and impact investment in the different economic sectors i.e. agriculture value chain, renewable energy, and water and sanitation, Sustainable community development for the economically disadvantaged & Common good indicators or well-being indicators.