Head Centre for Sustainability, Mahindra Group
Anirban has worked with the US$20.7 billion Mahindra Group since 1999, where he is currently the Group’s Chief Sustainability Officer.
During his work Anirban has developed an award winning sustainability framework, been the first in the world to commit to doubling energy efficiency, the first in the country to join the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Consortium, commit to a carbon price and to Science Based Targets. He has helped harness more water than is consumed in the Mahindra Group and is currently striving to make Mahindra a zero waste to landfill, carbon neutral organization.
Anirban has enabled Mahindra World City, a 1,500-acre integrated township, to become a food-waste-free city, a model that is being replicated in other parts of India. He has, in partnership with the World Bank, helped create the Sustainable Housing Leadership Coalition to enable the spread of green buildings in India.
Anirban has spread sustainability in communities by leading the implementation of a national award-winning watershed development project that tripled per capita income for 20,000 Indians. He has helped create an EHS+ centre, in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Communities, to spread sustainability in the supply chain.
Anirban has been an invited speaker at numerous international events, including the COPs, the Global Climate Action Summit, The Climate Week, World Circular Economy Forum and GRI Global and featured in Al Gore’s “Climate Reality Project”.
He has written opinion pieces for publications like the Financial Times, Huffington Post, GreenBiz and Eco-business, conducted sustainability sessions for students at INSEAD, Nalanda University, Indian School of Business and Indian Institutes of Management. Anirban has been acknowledged as a thought leader and a Distinguished Sustainability Officer.
Author, Doodles on Leadership: Experiences Within and Beyond Tata; Non–Executive Chairman, Castrol India; Former Chairman, Unilever Arabia
Florence Van Dyke
Co-Founder, Chia Sisters; Head of Sustainability, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise; Co-Founder, Business for Climate Action