We work with organisations large and small across the world, creating coalitions to help solve challenges like water scarcity or waste – challenges too big for any one organisation to solve on its own.
We are delighted to announce Viraal Balsari will be joining us as Co-Director alongside Martin Wright, at the beginning of August 2013.
Viraal has a background in helping leading companies embed sustainability into their strategy and their operations, so is perfectly placed to expand our offer to companies across India.
As a sustainability practitioner, Viraal has worked across international markets and underatnds sustainability is as much about a mind-shift change, collaboration and strategy, as it is about efficiency, cost management, innovation, products and processes. Viraal likes to give “form and value” to sustainability in terms of measurable outcomes and impact.
Viraal’s experience spans research, consulting and banking. Focus and delivery includes sustainability strategy, energy management (renewables), reporting (GRI) and compliance (national standards), partnerships, community engagement and social impact, environmental footprints and supply chains, policy and processes. He is increasingly interested in sustainability leadership/transformation and human resources management through sustainability.
Viraal has worked with several marquee organizations including The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) India and Europe, ABN Amro India, The Harvard Business School (India Research Center) and Yes Bank where he has typically built and driven sustainability practices. He has also been on assignment as an advisor at companies such as ING Vysya Bank and A.T.E Enterprises – Clean Technology Group. His educational background is an MSc in Energy Management from the Norwegian School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Sociology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
Viraal and Martin are based at our office space near Nariman point in Mumbai (office address below). Please contact us if you would like to discuss opportunities for working together in India.
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Forum for the Future
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