Meet Prema Shrikrishna -
Prema Shrikrishna

Prema Shrikrishna

IT Officer, Business Solutions, Technology Innovation Lab The World Bank


Prema Shrikrishna is a blockchain enthusiast, a sustainable business champion and works at the intersection of Technology, Business & Development.

At the World Bank, she works with emerging technologies to solve real-world development problems across a multitude of sectors, countries. Some of these projects lead to technology-centric, new business models.

She has built a strong reputation for innovation and the creation of responsible business operations for Fortune 500 companies across fashion/retail (B2C), engineering (B2B) and telecom (B2C) sectors. She has created strategies to address international environmental compliance requirements, built human rights into supply chain processes and used technology to create new business opportunities.

Prema's skills and experience include leadership in sustainability strategy, drafting & executing policies for environmental compliance, mitigating risk in supply chains and third-party audit verifications. She has led Fortune 500 companies’ disclosures on GHG protocols, operationalized carbon footprinting processes and created energy efficiency measures in Business operations. She derives risk-return insights based on material risks, sustainability efforts, and disclosures. She can use the AA1000AS principles to determine inclusivity, materiality, responsiveness, and stakeholder issues and use GRI reports to benchmark best practices within Industry. She is conversant with using audit protocols such as SA8000, WRAP, ICTI, EICC, GRI & ISO 14000.

Prema has had the opportunity to research and document the future of manufacturing in a blockchain-enabled world. This research predicts trends of decentralized manufacturing, empowering SME’s & the role of trading Intellectual Property on secure blockchain-enabled platforms. Provenance & IP security are the focal points of the study.

She continues to research and publish papers for MIT, Blockchain Research Institute & the Boston Consulting Group.

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