Aarthi Rao

Aarthi Rao is a MBA candidate at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley focused on social impact strategy. Building on a strong foundation of analysis and program management in global health and education, Rao is using her experiencing assessing pro-poor programs and services to explore corporate responsibility and high impact philanthropy. She is an incoming principal of Haas’ $2 million Socially Responsible Investment Fund and an active member of campus groups such as Net Impact. Previously she was a program officer with the Results for Development Institute based in Washington, DC and New Delhi.


Articles by Aarthi Rao

  • Aarthi Rao

    Investing in Social Enterprise: Lessons from the 2012 Sankalp Summit

    Imagine you have devoted the last three years of your life to coming up with a new innovative enterprise to meet the needs of the poor. You came up with the idea, worked tirelessly to prove the concept and put together the best team that you could find. Now imagine that you have 3 minutes to pitch years’ of work to a panel of impact investors who could help you take your business to the next level. This is exactly what a group of four budding social enterprises had to do at the Fourth Annual Sankalp Impact Investing Summit

    Health Care, Impact Assessment
    impact investing, public health
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