Gaurav Gupta, Dalberg
Gaurav’s background includes over six years consulting with Boston Consulting Group and a string of social ventures in the environment field. As part of his Dalberg responsibilities, Gaurav is helping establish The Green Livelihoods Centre, a collaborative project that brings together two of the world’s largest grass-root organisations, The Sierra Club (USA) and the Self Employed Women’s Association (India), to help generate and propagate ideas on sustainable jobs and lifestyles. In March 2008, Gaurav worked with Al Gore to establish The Climate Project India (TCPI), an organization that now has over 1000 trained volunteers who educate the public on threats and opportunities associated with climate change.
Gaurav has also worked extensively with Australian Indigenous communities on sustainable development projects and in 2005, he established The Cape York Institute, a leading think tank on Indigenous policy. Gaurav's interest in sustainability is both academic and economic. His first business foray was to help revamp an award winning eco-tourism lodge in Australia and subsequently, he co-founded an organic plantation and forest regeneration initiative in India called Oland Estate and worked with a social entrepreneur to successfully launch a line of high end organic cotton fashions targeting the Indian market. Gaurav is also an advisor at Travacco/Namastay, a business which promotes independent and responsible holiday accommodations.
Gaurav holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford and an MA in Development Economics from Yale University. He also attended the United World College of Hong Kong.