Pooran Chandra Pandey
Non-Resident Fellow – Sustainable Development
Contributor to (Springer Nature, Germany) first global encyclopedia on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (2019), Pooran Chandra Pandey is the founding CEO of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, a Berlin, Germany, based international think tank (2016-2018). He was also Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), New Delhi, Director of the Bennett, Coleman & Company, India’s largest media company, New Delhi (2007-2011), and Chief of Staff to the vice-chairman, Ispat International Limited (1994-1998) based in New Delhi and London. He is currently Resident Representative, Climate Scorecard, an international climate and environmental think tank based in Milton, USA (2018- )
Pooran is currently the Resident Representative of the Climate Scorecard, a US Climate Policy think tank mandated to work toward capturing carbon footprint in over 25 countries around the world in support of Paris Climate Agreement and sustainable development. He is also a member of the board of the United Nations World Food Programme Trust for India (2016 onwards).
Pooran has also received various fellowships in recognition of his contributions to national and international causes. He has more than 100 publications on climate, sustainability, circular economy, and environmental issues published in leading journals, media outlets, online blogs policy blueprints, and seminal reports to his credit both in India and internationally.
Additionally, Pooran also advises, consults, and supports governments, private sector, consulting firms, academic institutions, and non-profits in India, China, Hong Kong, Germany, UK, and Sweden on their efforts to mainstream sustainable development agenda as a part of their ongoing business processes for competitive strategic advantages, locally, and internationally. He also writes commentaries, opinion and policy pieces, and articles for national and international media besides lecturing on vital sustainable development issues, internationally.
He is also a British Chevening Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.