Rashvin Pal Singh

While working as a Manager at the Advisory Division of PwC Malaysia, Rashvin Pal Singh realised that we have the resources, capital, human skills and talents to solve pressing social and environmental issues – only that we lack the political and human will. It was then that Rashvin decided to be part of the solution instead of sitting on the sidelines.

With his team of co-founders, they came up with a solution in the form Biji-biji initiative in 2013 when sustainability was still a new thing. The team at Biji-biji sowed the seeds of a better tomorrow by repurposing and reusing trash in the market. Now, it comprises subsidiaries across a few teams across Impact Accelerators, Circular Economy Solutions, and Mereka which is a talent development academy to build 21st century skills and mindsets.

Today, Biji-biji and Mereka have grown into a leading and award-winning group of social enterprises. In 2015, Biji-biji was the first and only social enterprise to win the SME Innovation Challenge by Alliance Bank. In 2018, Mereka completed its equity-funding round to raise impact investment from 121 investors.

Rashvin was listed on Prestige 40 Under 40 and has spoken at various local and global events including the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) 2019 in Addis Ababa. He was selected as an Obama Leader in the Asia Pacific inaugural cohort.

For more info on Biji-biji Initiative, click here.

Making an impact to me really comes from our ability to create social innovation by unlocking social, human, financial and technological capital. Through a lens of opportunity, we are able to transcend a world whereby scarcity of resources dominates our decision-making, towards a more inclusive and sustainable future.

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