(McCluskey Fellow, Yale University)
Pavan Sukhdev is the Founder-CEO of GIST Advisory, an environmental consulting firm which helps governments and corporations discover, value and manage their impacts on natural and human capital. He has been awarded the 2011 McCluskey Fellowship by Yale University. Earlier, he was Special Adviser and Head of UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative, & lead author of their “Green Economy Report”, & also Study Leader for the G8+5 commissioned project on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (“TEEB”). He was appointed to lead TEEB in 2008 by the EU Commission and Germany whilst still working full time at Deutsche Bank. A career banker, Pavan took a sabbatical from Deutsche to lead these two environmental projects for UNEP. While at Deutsche Bank, Pavan had founded and then chaired Global Markets Centre – Mumbai, a leading-edge front-office offshoring company. Pavan chairs the World Economic Forum’s “Global Agenda Council” on Biodiversity, and was a speaker at Davos in 2010 and 2011. He serves on the boards of Conservation International and the Stockholm Resilience Centre.