StateUp Welcomes New Expert Affiliate in Public-Purpose Innovation

StateUp Welcomes New Expert Affiliate in Public-Purpose Innovation

StateUp is excited to welcome Dr. Saurabh Lall to the team as a new Expert Affiliate, deepening our expertise in public-purpose entrepreneurship and innovation, sustainable finance and impact investing, and entrepreneurship and economic development in emerging economies.

An Associate Professor in International Business & Enterprise at the Adam Smith Business School at University of Glasgow, Lall focuses on understanding and improving how entrepreneurs tackle global social and environmental challenges such as poverty, climate change, and inequality. 

While Research Director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a policy program of the Aspen Institute, Dr. Lall also co-founded the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative. This Initiative is a unique public-private partnership that has aggregated data from over 23,000 ventures around the world for application to accelerator programs.

“Entrepreneurs are tackling some of the biggest global challenges like climate change, poverty, and inequality. I’m excited to contribute to StateUp’s mission of helping purpose-driven ecosystems grow by connecting relevant research, policy, and practice.” 

Dr. Saurabh Lall, Expert Affiliate

Saurabh is currently Associate Editor for the Social Enterprise Journal and serves on the UNDP Impact Measurement and Management Working Group.

Dr. Tanya Filer, Founder and CEO of StateUp, commented: “Saurabh brings world-class research, practice and engagement on public-purpose innovation and the evaluation of programmes and practices around it. As we continue to partner with leading organisations on developing innovative ecosystems that enable systems-wide change, and evidencing their impact, Saurabh’s expertise is a welcome addition.”

To learn more about our work on ecosystem development and measurement and evaluation, contact us.