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.
Jennifer Viloria, Chairwoman
Jennifer is an impact investor. Raised in the Philippines, educated in London, Jennifer collaborates with global, national and local NGOs, government bodies, investors, and large companies to effect positive change. A member of several global social impact platforms, she is a passionate advocate of sustainable livelihood projects as a means to alleviate poverty, and invests in companies that help to improve the lives of people in rural commutes. Her personal goal is to help bridge the gap between wealthy urbanites and the poor in rural areas.
Afzaal Mauthoor, CEO
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, COO
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.
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.
Anna Pollock, Strategic Advisor
Anna has enjoyed a rich and long career as a consultant strategist to the international tourism industry and, having founded Conscious Travel, is now a sought-after international speaker and change agent. She is passionate about the need for tourism to realize its full potential as a force for good, and remains convinced that change can and will occur one community at a time.
Lesley Pimm – Strategic Advisor
Lesley has extensive experience of working in the philanthropic, wealth advisory, and charity sectors. Specialising in the creation and management of foundations, she works with individuals, social enterprises, and corporations to establish dynamic giving models. Lesley believes everyone can become an agent for change and that, by simply working together, we can overcome all of the challenges facing the world today.
Debbie Robinson - Operations Manager, Inspired Escapes
Debbie started working in the travel industry in the early nineties, specialising in organising travel for expeditions and trips which are off the beaten track. She’s had a passion for seeing the world in all its beauty ever since. Joining Inspired Escapes in early 2016, Debbie is delighted to be part of a wonderful team making an important contribution to the world.