Chandran Nair (entrepreneur)

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Chandran Nair is the founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT), a think tank dedicated to advancing an understanding of the impacts of globalization. He is also the chairman of Avantage Ventures, an Asian based boutique investment advisory company in the field of high-impact social investing, which was established in 2010.[no citations needed here]

Nair was chairman of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) in Asia Pacific until 2004, establishing the company as Asia’s leading environmental consultancy.[1]

Nair has presented his ideas on environmental management and the role of government at conferences such as the World Economic Forum and APEC.[2] [3]

He is the author of Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet, ranked as one of the top ten books of the year for 2011 by The Globalist.[4]He was an Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and the Royal Society of Arts, UK.[5]