In November 2017, Indian billionaire couple Nandan and Rohini Nilekani signed the Giving Pledge. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, his wife Melinda, and legendary investor Warren Buffet created the global philanthropic initiative in 2010. Their aim was to create an impetus for the world’s wealthiest (billionaires only) to commit to giving away a majority of their wealth to philanthropy or charitable causes.
The Interview: Rohini and Nandan Nilekani want to use platforms to fight platforms
With “Societal Platform”, the billionaire couple are combining their ideas, experience, and wealth to effect change
Nandan Nilekani co-founded Infosys and architected Aadhaar, which now covers 1.26 billion Indians
Rohini Nilekani isn’t just India’s most prolific woman philanthropist, but she’s also the sixth overall
While Nandan has mastered the art of building disruptive tech platforms, Rohini has built an ambitious and bold philanthropic portfolio
The two are partnering to pool their ideas, experience and wealth into creating “Societal Platform”