Chandran Nair

Founder and CEO of Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT)

Chandran Nair is the Founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT), an independent social venture think tank dedicated to advancing an understanding of the impacts of globalization through thought leadership and positive action to effect change.  He is also the Chairman of Avantage Ventures, an Asian-based boutique investment advisory company in the field of high-impact social investment which was established in 2008.  Chandran was Chairman of Environmental Resources Management in Asia Pacific until 2004, establishing the company as Asia’s leading environmental consultancy. For more than a decade he has strongly advocated a more sustainable approach to development in Asia, advising governments and multinational corporations to instill these principles into their policies and key decision-making processes. In addition to his work with GIFT, Chandran continues to provide strategic management advice and coaching to business leaders. He is the author ofConsumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet.