SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE with Vinay Kumar

Ep 130: Rigzin Lachic on Sustainability in Business

February 15, 2024 Vinay Kumar
SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE with Vinay Kumar
Ep 130: Rigzin Lachic on Sustainability in Business
Show Notes

At the height of the excitement for the 2nd edition of #TheLastRun ‘Pangong Frozen Lake Marathon’ in Ladakh happening this February 20, to increase awareness on the impact of global warming, we bring you this very special episode where Vinay digs deep into what sustainability in business means and looks like, in conversation with the award-winning sustainability entrepreneur, Rigzin Lachic.

Rigzin is Founder and Proprietor of Dolkhar in Ladakh, a boutique luxury hotel that exists in perfect harmony with the environment and the local community. Inspired by Ladakh’s people, culture, and tradition, Dolkhar is a fully sustainable business with the values of conscious, sustainable, and contextual travel at its core.

Rigzin’s deep-rooted vision of sustainable and responsible tourism for Ladakh extends beyond Dolkhar – as Vice President of All Ladakh Hotel and Guest House Association, Rigzin has played a pivotal role in bridging the gap between the local community and the administration.

Rigzin is winner of Inspiring Women of Travel Asia’s ‘Forward Thinker in Travel Award’, and the Economic Times’s Travel & Tourism Annual Conclave ‘Boutique Hotel of the Year 2023-24’, among her many accolades and recognition for her work.

Hit play to listen to her extraordinary story.

[03:22s] Genesis of the idea of Dolkhar
[13:50s] Building Dolkhar, a sustainable business
[18:48s] Running a sustainable business
[24: 03s] Sustainability: Leading by example
[41:46s] RWL: Read ‘The Forty Rules of Love’ by Elif Shafak; ‘Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh’ by Helena Norberg-Hodge   

Explore Dolkhar at https://dolkharladakh.com/
Connect with Rigzin on LinkedIn 
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