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Center for Sustainable Business | Umar Belal (MBA '20)

Umar Belal (MBA '20)

Umar BelalFounding Partner & Director of Operations, ONE432

Umar Belal (MBA '20) is the Founding Partner & Director of Operations at ONE432.

To learn more about Mr. Belal's work as a social entrepreneur, listen to CSB's alumni podcast, The Sustainability Project, launched in January 2021 in celebration of CSB's 5-year anniversary. In the third episode, Tim Quinn (MBA ‘16) Vice President, Financial Communications & Capital Markets at Edelman), interviews Mr. Belal on his experience founding his social impact brand which sells a South Asian-inspired "Jutti" shoe and handmade apparel and shares 50% of its profits to artisans and partner schools they work to empower.

Mr. Belal speaks to how his company is shifting the apparel industry in Pakistan and beyond towards fair labor and pay, redistributing profits to workers and cultivating the entrepreurial spirit of artisans. 

Excerpt: "If we are the ones who lay the foundation and someone else builds a building on top and that's what everyone can point to for decades to come, we're good with that."

Listen to the podcast episode for free on Anchor or Spotify