Bridgespan Remarkable Giver Series: Conversations with Sunil Wadhwani

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

Updated: Jul 20, 2018 03:37:09 PM UTC
Sunil Wadhwani, former CEO and co-founder of iGATE corp

Conversations with Remarkable Givers: India is an initiative of The Bridgespan Group, a philanthropy and NGO 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.

Sunil Wadhwani is the former CEO and co-founder of iGATE corp. His primary philanthropic vehicle is the WISH foundation (Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Healthcare), which focuses on accessible, quality healthcare and innovations in healthcare. Most recently, Sunil and his brother Romesh Wadhwani have partnered to donate USD 30 million over 10 years to found the Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI), which will focus on AI for social good.

Sunil Wadhwani has a keen focus on accessible, quality healthcare

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Sunil Wadhwani on why he chose to conduct philanthropy through his own foundation

Sunil Wadhwani focuses his giving on India to maximize the impact of each dollar

Artificial intelligence for social good is Sunil Wadhwani's next big bet

Sunil Wadhwani's five pillars of NGO success: organizational culture, strategy, talent, operational excellence, and collaboration

Sunil Wadhwani on his philanthropic legacy and the importance of exposing his children to the realities of poverty

Sunil Wadhwani on the concerns of Indians overseas who want to get involved in philanthropy: "It's not that difficult."

Monitoring quality is key to long-term program success, says Sunil Wadhwani

*Videos from the first installment of Conversations with Remarkable Givers: India and Bridgespan’s broader Remarkable Givers series are also available online.

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