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Pavan Sukhdev

Pavan Sukhdev

President WWF International


Pavan Sukhdev is a sustainability thought leader and an influential voice for change amongst business leaders, policymakers and international institutions. A career banker with a long-standing passion for environmental economics.

While he was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, Pavan took time out to lead two landmark UN reports TEEB (‘The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity’, 2010) and UNEP’s ‘Towards a Green Economy’, 2011.

He now heads GIST Advisory, a consultancy that measures and advises companies on sustainability, and is also President and Board Chair of WWF-International.

Amongst Pavan's awards recognizing his pioneering work on sustainability metrics and the green economy transition was the Blue Planet Prize, 2016, and the Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development, 2013.

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