Our mission is build a network of people working together to make the world a better place. We do this by helping them achieve an impact in a way that capitalises on the reputational benefit of doing good: Individuals earn the respect of peers, companies benefit from engaged staff and positive PR, and charities have the opportunity to access increased levels of unrestricted funds. As shared goals emerge, collaboration between people from different sectors and backgrounds begins.
We are a company that is dedicated to connecting businesses and individuals to social & environmental causes, through experiences, managed foundations and fundraising events. Our goal is to create value for our clients, whilst matching their goals with personal passions and charitable giving. At a time when doing good is good for business, Inspired Ventures provides a smart way to make an impact.
Our expertise ranges from 15 years in impact travel, leadership training, personal development and worldwide fundraising events, which has produced a creative team that has the ability to drive value from your values.
Business has the power to change the global trends, with Inspired Ventures we empower businesses to take action, demonstrate their impact, and reap the rewards.
Inspired Ventures is a Certified B Corporation. B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee.
We were certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. The accreditation process looks at all aspects of our organisation, and evaluates how our practices impact our employees, our community, the environment, and our customers.
Today, there are over 1,700 Certified B Corps around the globe, including Ben & Jerry’s, Etsy, and Rubicon. We are proud to join them in redefining success in business, so that one day everyone uses business as a force for good. You can learn more about B Corp by watching the B Corp Anthem or visiting www.bcorporation.net.
Inspired Ventures comprises an eclectic group of individuals combining world-class strategic insight, business acumen and genuine compassion.
Afzaal Mauthoor, Co-founder and Director
Afzaal is a serial travel entrepreneur and catalyst for emerging philanthropists in London. He’s received several responsible tourism awards, and won the world’s first travel hackathon with a startup idea that he then incubated at Lastminute.com. Afzaal founded The Philanthropy Club in London, and acts as advisor to several charities and government tourism bodies.
Matt Fenton, CEO
Matt has helped build several successful social enterprises and travel companies. He believes that travel can be a key driver of social and environmental change, and specialises in helping people step out of their comfort zone. He has led several large travel businesses specialising in events, ski, volunteer travel, experience travel, and sports tours. He has jumped off of the Semuc Champey waterfalls. Twice.
Chris Williams, Head of Partnerships
Chris joined the team at the start of 2018. Chris’ skills and experiences gained in sponsorship, fundraising events, competitive sport and overseas challenges have given him great exposure to the benefits of adventure travel and social impact. He has recently competed in a rowing race across the Atlantic Ocean, a subsequent rescue operation and a marathon runner.
Keith Perry, Director
Keith joined the board of Inspired Ventures to add vision, wisdom and creativity to our branding and offers. With over 30 years experience in the design business, he has worked on such prestigious clients as BT, Ford, Heathrow Airport, Green Flag, SAP, AstraZeneca, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft and Lloyd’s of London. He founded No-Nonsense Design over 10 years ago to offer pragmatic, fit-for-purpose design solutions whilst still maintaining a strong element of creative flair.
Zuzana Polska, Head of Operations
Zuzanna is passionate about sustainability and heads up our daily operations.