Bridgespan Remarkable Giver Series: Conversations with Kris Gopalakrishnan

The 'Conversations with Remarkable Givers: India' video series provides a behind-the-scenes look at philanthropy in India from the perspectives of eminent givers

Published: 16, Jul 2018
S Gopalakrishnan (Kris), cofounder and former CEO, Infosys Ltd
S Gopalakrishnan (Kris), cofounder and former CEO, Infosys Ltd

'Conversations with Remarkable Givers: India' is an initiative of The Bridgespan Group, a philanthropy and non-governmental advisory firm. This video series provides a behind-the-scenes look at philanthropy in India from the perspectives of eminent givers.

In this second installment in the series,* Senapathy (Kris) Gopalakrishnan, Rajashree Birla, Rakesh Mittal, Sunil Munjal, and Sunil Wadhwani share their perspectives on their personal giving journeys, choice of issues to advance, collaborations with grantees, vision for Indian philanthropy, and much more. The videos were made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Kris Gopalakrishnan is the co-founder of Infosys as well as the chairman and co-founder of Axilor Ventures. He and his wife Sudha founded the Pratiksha Trust to pursue their philanthropy. Their philanthropic interests include education and healthcare. A major focal area has been building the field of brain research in India to address ageing and neurodegenerative diseases. Of particular note, he has helped launch the Centre for Brain Research at IISc Bangalore.

Kris Gopalakrishnan on why he invests in people, not projects

More philanthropy is needed for Indian research and development, he says...

On why he's investing in India's aging problem...

On the value of collaboration in philanthropy...

Kris Gopalakrishnan looks to take advantage of existing networks for impact...

On how his for-profit experience has inspired his philanthropy...

On describes how philanthropy has shaped him...

He says that a community of philanthropists can catalyse more giving...

*Videos from the first installment of Conversations with Remarkable Givers: India and Bridgespan's broader Remarkable Giver Series are also available online

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