Galileo Impact Stories

Weekly video channel about impact investing and social entrepreneurs 

Welcome to our Youtube channel with positive news and stories from around the world about impact investing, social entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, non-profit organizations, foundations and other related topics. Watch us every Monday for free. 

Galileo Impact Stories #54

Galileo 2019 and Camomile 2020. 

Hi friends. This is the final release of Galileo Impact Stories in 2019th. We have truly appreciated that you’ve been with us during this year. Today we want to remind how it started and improved over time and as culmination to make a very important announcement. Let’s start.  

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Galileo Impact Stories #53

5 Tips for Reaching Your Goals in 2020.

Hi friends. As 2019 comes to a close, how many of your plans did you complete from the start of the year? If your answer is “not so many, as I wished” perhaps it’s time to start thinking about how you can reach your business and personal goals in 2020. Believe it or not, there are plenty of tactics you can use to make your dreams come true. This is Galileo Impact Stories. This time next year, you can proudly say that you completed a majority, if not all, of your goals for 2020. Let’s start.  

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Galileo Impact Stories #52

How to Promote Social Business on Social Media

Social media is a powerful tool to gain exposure, whether you’re promoting a new social venture or campaign. On social media, customers and social entrepreneurs can directly interact. Both parties can ask each other questions, repost each other’s content and work on forming business relationships. With the following key stages and steps, you’ll be able to implement an effective campaign. This is Galileo Impact Stories. Let’s start.
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Galileo Impact Stories #51

5 Steps To Become A Conscious Consumer

Hi, everyone. This is Galileo Impact Stories. December is a month of sales, discounts and Black Friday. How not to break down on a wild shopping and keep self-control? With every dollar we spend we are actively casting votes about what we are willing and not willing to accept from companies and markets. What to buy, if to buy at all? So today let’s talk about conscious consume.
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Galileo Impact Stories #50

Networking for Social Entrepreneurs

Hi, friends. Successful social entrepreneurs know that they got to where they are now, because of the people who helped them. Networking is obtaining social capital. A strong professional network can help you achieve things that you'd never accomplish on your own. This is Galileo Impact Stories. So let’s make connections. 
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Galileo Impact Stories # 49

Civic Education for a Society of Citizens

Video in Russian, use English subtitles, my friends. This is a special release of Galileo Impact Stories about Advanced Programme "Civic Education for a Society of Citizens" organized by Association of Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe. Advanced Programme provided the floor for prominent thinkers and practitioners and civil society representatives from different countries to address humanitarian issues and global challenges which have become increasingly common for modern societies these days, to share views and suggest ways to foster trust and civic engagement for positive changes on national and international levels.
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Galileo Impact Stories # 48

5 Ways To Grow Your Startup

This is Galileo Impact Stories. Launching a startup is one thing; accelerating growth and expanding is an entirely different challenge. If you’re growing, it feels like you’re winning, and people are happy. There are new roles and responsibilities all the time, and people feel like their careers are advancing. Growth is key, yet growing a startup is really hard. So, today I want to talk about accelerating startup growth. 
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Galileo Impact Stories #47

Interview with the Global Strategic Capital

Today we are happy to present the interview with Daniel Brühwiler, CEO of Global Strategic Partners and Marion Hufschmid, Relationship Manager & Partner. They discuss impact investing and investment opportunity provided by Green Tech Portfolio which provides a high return, impact and is accessible for both small and institutional investors.
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Galileo Impact Stories #46

How To Create A Pitch Deck

A pitch deck is a brief presentation, used to provide your audience with a quick overview of your business plan. If you’re raising money for your business, having an impressive pitch deck is a key component in your fundraising toolkit. In this release, I’m going to give you the formula for what you should include in your own pitch deck.
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Galileo Impact Stories #45

Millennials on Impact Investing Market

In 2015 the United Nations called on the investment industry to acknowledge the contribution of finance in ending poverty, combating climate change and promoting sustainable economic growth. How people and especially young generations reacted on this request? American Century Investments published its third annual report on how US and UK Millennials Embrace Impact Investing. We thought it can be interesting for you, and here are some main conclusions about the role of millennials on the impact investing market. Let’s start.  
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Galileo Impact Stories # 44

How to Find the Right Impact Investor

A lot of people ask the question: how to find Impact Investor for my startup or social venture. The field of impact investing is rapidly growing up to 500 billion dollars in 2019. You can easily attract investments in such industries as clean energy, agriculture, food, education, healthcare and similar. Here are five tips how to find the right impact investor. 
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Galileo Impact Stories # 43

How to attract volunteers

If you deal with an actual social problem and have a compelling mission, it is not so hard to recruit talented volunteers, interns or supporters. So today we gone talk about how social entrepreneurs can attract volunteers for help they need. One of the things you need to know is that there are resources available to you. You can attract volunteers in order to accomplish your social mission. I was the leader of international volunteer camps for 6 times and coordinated the work of social volunteer groups. So I know that volunteers provide so much help and they are so enthusiastic at what they do. So how to attract volunteers in your activity?
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Galileo Impact Stories #42

The Power of Impact Story

This is Galileo Impact Stories and today we going to talk about the art of storytelling. Why it’s so important to know how to use impact stories in order to present yourself, your project or your social venture. To motivate people to follow your dreams and keep them engaged. My name is Sergei. Let’s start. 
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Galileo Impact Stories #41

Social Entrepreneurship in Latvia

Hi, friends. This is a very special release of Galileo Impact Stories from Riga, Latvia. Two weeks ago, I was in Riga, where I had a chance to study local social entrepreneurship. I’ve met with an association, business accelerator, and a social venture. Let me tell you more about it.  
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Galileo Impact Stories #40

What are SDGs and how implement them?

Today we decided to talk about SDG – Sustainable Development Goals. What are the 17 SDG? Why were they created? I will make a short introduction to the topic and then give a word a renowned expert in this area. The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly for the year 2030. On September twenty fifth of 2015, 193 Member States of the United Nations have adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and achieve a world of universal respect for human rights and human dignity, the rule of law, justice, equality, and non-discrimination. 17 goals. 169 targets. SDGs are new, universal set of goals, targets, and indicators that United Nations member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and policies till 2030.
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Galileo Impact Stories #39

Why social entrepreneurs fail

Hi, everyone. Today I want to talk to you about an extremely important topic: why social entrepreneurs fail. There are a lot of materials about business success and not so many about failures. Why so many businesses fail and only a few succeed? This is Galileo Impact Stories. 

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Galileo Impact Stories #38

5 foundations for social entrepreneurs

Hi, dear friends, this is Galileo Impact Stories. My name is Sergei and today I want to tell you about 5 foundations supporting social entrepreneurs. A social entrepreneur is a person who use new business approaches to solve old social problems. But sometimes he needs support. So, we decided to present 5 global foundations which provide different kind of support to social entrepreneurs: education, acceleration programs, finance support, awarding, mentoring, networking and so on. Let’s start

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Galileo Impact Stories #37

How to make a social business in Russia

Last week, I spent three days in Yoshkar-Ola, a nice city in Russia, teaching social entrepreneurs. There were various projects from different industries at a different stage of development. And I would like to tell you about one of the most remarkable social venture, from my point of view. This is private children's developing center «Detskya parkovka» (Children’s parking) organized by Ekaterina Syshikova. 
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Galileo Impact Stories #36

5 skills for social entrepreneurs

What are the most important skills for a social entrepreneur? I’m not talking about creativity, strategic vision, leadership, and all other obvious skills. Today I want to talk about 5 special skills which not everybody is aware of. This is Galileo Impact Stories.  
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Galileo Impact Stories #35

SRI, ESG and Impact Investing

What is the difference between Socially Responsible Investing, ESG investing (abbreviation of environmental, social and governance) and Impact Investing? This is what Galileo Impact Stories is about today. We decided to talk about different kinds of investments.
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Galileo Impact Stories #34

How to measure social impact

Measuring social impact is becoming more and more important for social entrepreneurs and impact investors that support them. Impact Measurement opens up the doors to a story of the change which social ventures bring to people’s lives. Today we decided to talk about five steps how to measure social and environmental impact. To make it easier we will name this impact - social impact.
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Galileo Impact Stories #33

5 movies for social entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurs, like most people, need inspiration from time to time. And what better way to find inspiration than to take a break and watch some thought-provoking movies. So, here are five inspiring movies every social entrepreneur should watch. A great film can stimulate your mind and help bring imagination, originality, and vision. We've pulled together a few of our favorite films, which set high standards and give much-needed inspiration. These films feature the stories of real-life entrepreneurs so you can learn more about their stories off-screen.
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Galileo Impact Stories #32

5 steps to become a social entrepreneur

This is Galileo Impact Stories. My name is Sergei. When I was a trainer in the Laboratory of social entrepreneurship a lot of people asked me how to start a social venture and change the world for better. So, here are five steps to become a social entrepreneur. Social entrepreneurs are providing innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social and environmental problems. A big part of fulfilling a social entrepreneurship mission starts with an actionable plan. After all, any venture’s success hinges on being able to carefully define a realistic goal. Here’s a look at common 5 steps that every social entrepreneur can take to start changing the world.
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Galileo Impact Stories #31

5 accelerators for social entrepreneurs

Hi, friends. If you are a leader of the small social venture and think about how to scale your impact, make yourself comfortable and write down 5 impact accelerators for social entrepreneurs. Impact accelerator - any intermediary organization or platform working to scale social enterprises by providing support for their needs. 
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Galileo Impact Stories #30

Growing role of women in impact investing

Hi, friends. This is Galileo Impact Stories. We continue creating for you useful resources about impact investing and related topics. Today we decided to talk about the role of women in impact investing. 
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Galileo Impact Stories #29

Sergey Petrov about investments in Russia

This is Galileo Impact Stories. My name is Sergey. At the end of June, I was in Riga, Latvia, at the advanced program “Civic education for a society of citizens”. Our group has had five amazing days with lectures of different experts and wonderful discussions about politics, economy and modern society. The most interesting for me was the speech of Sergei Petrov, founder of the largest Russian car dealer “Rolf”, a businessman from Forbes Russian top-200. He was talking about investments and their influence on the Russian economy in the 1990s. He speaks in Russian so; you can turn on English subtitles in the right down corner of this video. I’m sure it will be interesting for you.

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Galileo Impact Stories #28

5 impact investing advisors in Switzerland

Hi, friends. We continue creating for you useful resources about impact investing and related topics. Today we have selected 5 impact investing advisors in Switzerland. There are many more than 5 impact investing advisors available, but we have selected those which are: - Young - Innovative - Amazing and committed to impact people in the team - Highly professional and True impact investing players All links are provided under this video. Let’s start. 

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Galileo Impact Stories #27

Social entrepreneurs of Kamchatka

Hi, friends. We at Galileo are trying out new formats and styles for our Youtube channel. Last week I visited a very interesting and far place – Kamchatka. I was working with a group of local social entrepreneurs and decided to tell you about one of them. So, let’s start.  
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Galileo Impact Stories #26

5 online courses for social entrepreneurs

We continue creating for you useful resources about impact investing and related topics. Today we have selected 5 online courses for social entrepreneurs. There are many more than 5 online courses available, but we have selected those which are: - In English - For Start-ups - Free, you don’t need to pay - Online, so you can start them anytime you want. Interested? Let’s start. 
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Galileo Impact Stories #25

TOP-10 impact investing conferences of 2019

If you want to get involved in the impact investing sector, is important to go to impact investing conferences and meet the practitioners. We have prepared a selection of 10 conferences on impact investing in the second half of 2019. For your attention, we have selected the most significant conferences in different parts of the world, which will be taking place from June till the end of this year. 
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Galileo Impact Stories #24

TOP5 books on impact investing

Welcome to TOP-5 books on Impact Investing. 5) "THE POWER OF IMPACT INVESTING“ by Judith Rodin 4) "INVESTING WITH IMPACT: WHY FINANCE IS A FORCE FOR GOOD" by Jeremy K. Balkin 3) "MEASURING AND IMPROVING SOCIAL IMPACTS: A GUIDE FOR NONPROFITS, COMPANIES, AND IMPACT INVESTORS" by Marc J. Epstein, Kristi Yuthas 2) "THE IMPACT INVESTOR: LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGY FOR COLLABORATIVE CAPITALISM" by Cathy Clark, Jed Emerson, Ben Thornley 1) "CATALYZING WEALTH FOR CHANGE GUIDE TO IMPACT INVESTING" by Dr. Julia Balandina Jaquier 
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Galileo Impact Stories #23

TOP-5 of Russian social entrepreneurs

Hi, friends. Welcome to TOP-5 of Russian social entrepreneurs, people who change the lives of themselves and others. We at Galileo Impact Stories always search for new formats and wanted to try this one. Hope you will like it. This top chart doesn’t have the strict methodology and based on my 5 years’ experience of work with social entrepreneurs in different regions of Russia. Also, I considered the opinions of my ten colleagues and experts from the social sector. Believe me, there are so many wonderful projects in Russia, this is just the top of an iceberg, the most popular and famous ones. Let’s start. 
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Galileo Impact Stories #22

100 Best Corporate Citizens, 30 Brands and new online course

Hi, everybody. Welcome to the twenty-second release of Galileo Impact Stories. Every Monday we prepare for you a selection of world news about impact investing and social entrepreneurship. My name is Sergei. Let’s start!
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Galileo Impact Stories #21

Europe Lab, GlobeScan study and SDG Gateway

Hello friends. Glad to see you at the twenty-first release of Galileo Impact Stories. In today's release: The GIIN's Gender Lens Investing Initiative Annual Europe Lab Victory Day in Russia New global study on Healthy & Sustainable Living Dutch SDG Gateway Put your comments and likes and subscribe on our channel.
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Galileo Impact Stories #20

Galileo's seminar, 100&Change and Ninjacart

In today's release: Deep Dive into Impact Investing with Galileo Competition “Volunteer of Russia” MacArthur Foundation: $100 million grant Ninjacart - leading Indian’s agritech platform Guest View: Christin Ter Braak-Forstinger Put your comments and likes and subscribe on our channel.
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Galileo Impact Stories #19

GAIN workshop, Academia report and SBD-2019

Hello and welcome to the nineteenth release of Galileo Impact Stories. We have prepared for you exciting selection of news about impact investing and social entrepreneurship. My name is Sergei. Let’s start! In today's release: GIIN workshop in New York U.S.-RUSSIA Program 9th Social Business Day Academia report on social business Paths to Food Security Don’t forget about likes, comments and subscribe on our channel.

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Galileo Impact Stories #18

Impact measurement, Azalea and Anthropocene

In today's release: Impact Measurement from Galileo Social Business Summer Program Family look "AZALEA" The future of the Anthropocene Aligned Intermediary I think you remember about likes, comments and how to subscribe on our channel. Please, do it! 

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Galileo Impact Stories #17

TBLI conference, Baikal trail and Ecrowd

In today's release: State of Social Entrepreneurship 2019 TBLI conference Europe 2019 Great Baikal trail Top 3 corporate sustainability trends Ecrowd platform Put likes, leave comments and don’t forget to subscribe.  
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Galileo Impact Stories #16

Trend report, AVPN Conference and Alia

In today's release: Impact Summit Europe Report Myths about autism AVPN Conference 2019 UN Call for Contributions Online platform Alia Put likes, leave comments and don’t forget to subscribe. 
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Galileo Impact Stories #15

Earth Hour, Trashtag and Israel’s Rewire

In today's release: Tackle Global Hunger Trashtag challenge in Russia The Earth Hour Small Brands against global poverty Digital banking for migrants Put likes, leave comments and don’t forget to subscribe. 
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Galileo Impact Stories #14

Impact Summit, Invest in immunization and Repicturing disability

In today's release: Impact Summit Europe Master in Management of Social Entrepreneurship The SDG Investment Forum Brazil Invest in immunization Visibility for People with Disabilities Put likes, leave comments and don’t forget to subscribe. 
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Galileo Impact Stories #13

Impact blockchain, Zoetica and OurCrowd

In today's release: Blockchain meets impact investing in Zurich “SOS! Air” in Russia Health and Social Care Conference in London Zoetica free society from plastic in Colorado Israel investing platform OurCrowd Put likes, leave comments and don’t forget to subscribe. 
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Galileo Impact Stories #12

Femtech, SDG forum in Minsk and COIN platform

In today's release: Femtech Fights Gender Equality SDG Impact Investment Forum in Minsk Russian law about social entrepreneurs 30 Social Impact Investing Ventures Conscious Investing platform Put likes, leave comments and don’t forget to subscribe. 
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Galileo Impact Stories #11

Change every day, Impact map and Circleg

In today's release: Sustainability Week Switzerland Change Every Day in New York Marketing for NPO’s in Russia London Social Impact Map Project Circleg Put likes, leave comments and don’t forget to subscribe. 
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Pro Russia #10

Kapoosta, Dog House café and trees vs socks

Welcome to tenth release: 

Galileo; The business award "Break of the Year"; Ecomap “Kapoosta”; Podcasts of “Blagosphere”; -The tree is better than socks; Dog House café in Novosibirsk; Support us at Kickstarter.

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Pro Russia #9

Fairy tale of Baikal, Investment forum and consume responsibly

Investment forum in Sochi; Support for small and medium businesses; Flashmob “Consume responsibly”; The ice fairy tale of Baikal; CAF charity research; Pro Russia at Kickstarter.

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Pro Russia #8

Hamster's day, OMK Partnership and President's grants

Competition “OMK-Partnership”; President’s grants; 100 leaders of the social sector; Responsible business and mass media; The project of the week “Hamster's day”; Pro Russia at Kickstarter
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Pro Russia #7

Standard, Fruit Candy, We are at Kickstarter

Galileo; Standard of corporate volunteering; Kolomna fruit candy; Responsible Investing conference; Women’s accelerator; Pro Russia at Kickstarter
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Pro Russia #6

Open NPO, "Chelovek S" and school of crowdfunding

Galileo; Russian Investment Forum; Open NPO; The resource center’s map; New Youtube channel: Chelovek S; School of crowdfunding.
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Pro Russia #5

Significant business, Cultural mosaic and Gaidar forum

The national award “Significant business”; Microloans for Business New Cultural Grants Web-Platform; Federal competition “Cultural mosaic”; Forum in Moscow; Discussion "Social entrepreneurship - a new social elevator for young people".
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Pro Russia # 4

Galileo, Yandex competiiton and Gastronomic map

Galileo; Impact Investing Club; Grants for Business from Yandex; Medical massage site; Gastronomic Russia map; Project "My cup, please"; Word of the week.
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Pro Russia #3

Miracle after tragedy, "Our Future", Russian Santa Claus

In this third release you will find: Small miracle after the tragedy in Magnitogorsk;  Federal competition “My idea of social venture”; The Foundation of regional social programs “Our Future”; The Federal Competition "Social Entrepreneur"; The Annual Award "Force for Good"; The Laboratory for Social Entrepreneurship; Russian Santa Claus
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Pro Russia #2

Federal law about changemakers, cat's cafe and New Year

This is the second release of Pro Russia channel. Main topics: 1. The federal law about social entrepreneurship in Russia. 2. Demo day in the Fund supporting social projects. 3. Cat's cafe in Perm 4. Celebrating New Year in Russia.
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Pro Russia #1

Snowy bazar, one ruble and first pancake

This is the first release of Pro Russia Channel. Private blog about people who live and dream in Russia: social entrepreneurs, civil activists, changemakers and others. Topics: 1. About Pro Russia and Galileo. 2. Snowy bazar at Perm. 3. Federal action "Need help".4. Orthoses for hydro rehabilitation. 5. Word of the week
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