About the Author

Pavan Sukhdev

Pavan Sukhdev is Founder-CEO of GIST Advisory, an environmental consulting firm that 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. Previously, he was Special Adviser and Head of UNEP?s Green Economy Initiative, lead author of their ?Green Economy Report?, and Study Leader for the G8+5 commissioned project on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (?TEEB?). A former banker at Deutsche Bank, he founded and chaired Global Markets Centre ? Mumbai, a leading-edge front-office offshoring company. Pavan chairs the World Economic Forum?s ?Global Agenda Council? on Biodiversity, was a speaker at Davos in 2010 and 2011, and serves on the boards of Conservation International and the Stockholm Resilience Centre.