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Tamil Innovators Spotlight: Abarna Raj, CEO of Australian Social Startup Palmera, is Tackling World Poverty
Abarna Raj, CEO & co-founder of Australian social startup Palmera, is helping to change the way the world tackles poverty.
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Abarna Raj, a lawyer by training, started her career as a social strategy consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, working with companies to create shared value by aligning social impact with overarching business strategy. She then led the sustainability portfolio at Leighton, Australia’s largest construction and mining services company. Following this, she continued her passion for social strategy consulting at Social Ventures Australia, broadening her clientele to Government agencies and Not for Profits. In 2014, Abarna co-founded Palmera Projects, a development agency that works in Sri Lanka to help vulnerable families earn a living income.


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