This podcast with Danny Almagor spans his life’s work across education, storytelling, impact investing and entrepreneurship, through the lens of Small Giants. The conversation highlights the inner and outer journey he has gone through to actualise what he calls The Healing Vortex, a synthesis of wisdom and action that he hopes can guide us all towards connection, wholeness and love.
Danny Almagor Bio
Danny Almagor is the Chair of Small Giants, a company he started with Berry Liberman (who is also his beloved wife) to effect social and environmental change through business, education and storytelling, and Australia’s first B Corporation.
From investments in start-ups such as Your Grocer, Bureo and Future Super to larger-scale environmental projects such as solar farms, green buildings and regenerative agriculture, the Small Giants total portfolio approach proves that impact investing can span all asset classes and achieve both profit and purpose. Together with Berry, Danny also created and chairs the Small Giants Academy, a for purpose entity which houses the education and storytelling arms of Small Giants, which includes Dumbo Feather, Impact Safari and the Mastery of Business and Empathy. Its goal is to inspire wisdom and action for a hopeful future.
Danny was the inaugural Social Entrepreneur in Residence at RMIT, the founder and former CEO of Engineers Without Borders Australia and is the co-founder and Chair of the Impact Investment Group. He has founded over a dozen for profit and non profit organisations including The Sociable Weaver, The Impact Club, Beyond Family Office, and The Community Well Northern Rivers. He has served on numerous boards, including many of the Small Giants family of businesses such as Tom Organic, The School of Life, The Cape ecovillage, Pacific Biotechnologies and Beyond Creative, as well as non-profit boards and advisories councils including the Jewish Museum of Australia, Stand Up, Smiling Mind, The Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan and Toniic . Danny has been recognised through many awards including a Churchill Fellowship, RMIT Alumnus of the Year, EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year, UN PRI Social Investment Pioneer and the Medal of the Order of Australia.
He has trained in Aerospace Engineering, Business Administration and outdoor education. He loves to read, talk about philosophy, garden, travel and jump on the trampoline with his three kids.