Rijit Sengupta, hold a Post graduate degree in Agriculture from University of Calcutta, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Systems Management (specializing in Environment Management) from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISW&BM), Calcutta. He is an Alumni of the United Nations University (Tokyo) program on International Cooperation and Development. He has experience of over nineteen years in various areas of Sustainable Development policy and practice. Loves to cook and do birdwatching.
Devyani Hari is Director (Programmes) at Centre for Responsible Business (CRB). She has a post graduate degree in finance and started her career with JP Morgan. She then moved into the field of sustainability through her work with renewable energy financing. She has tried her hand at entrepreneurship by setting up her own social enterprise and followed this up with a role in the development sector. In her previous role as a technical expert with GIZ, Ms. Hari was responsible for working with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and SME bankers to increase lending for sustainable investments. At CRB, she continues to focus on issues of sustainability especially pertinent to the SME sector, sustainability through global value chains, and the interface between SDGs and the private sector. When she finds time over and above being Director-Programmes & mother, she likes to read.
Nandini is the Associate Director at the Centre for Responsible Business (CRB). She has over ten years of experience working on governance and industry action in the field of sustainability and responsible business behaviour. In her previous engagement at GIZ, she was responsible for driving different projects and cultivating partnerships/collaborations with multiple stakeholders. A nature lover, Nandini likes to head off into the mountains to unwind and reconnect whenever she gets time
Divya is a passionate Sustainability and CSR professional with rich experience in the Textile and Apparel sector sustainability issues. Divya works across industry sectors and engages in promoting uptake of responsible business policies and practices across value chains. Divya steers the strategic direction of CRB and has been responsible for conceptualizing and developing the global portfolio of CRB’s services, programmes and partnerships as a member of the founding leadership team at CRB. Divya is a graduate from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi and a post graduate in Social Responsibility and Sustainability from Aston Business School, UK.
Mr. Vivek K. Singh is an expert in making value chain transparent and sustainable. He has supported more than 147 global apparel & textile brands to make their supply chain transparent and sustainable. In his previous assignments, he has implemented end child and forced labour pilot project in apparel supply chains in India, assisted in drafting voluntary sustainability standards for apparel & textile industry, created compliance tools and framework, conceptualized platform connecting CEE and CIS countries SMEs with GVC, mentored IT start-ups, optimized business processes and effectively managed and implemented 18 IT projects. He gathers more than 13 years of invaluable experience in the private and development sectors and has a graduate degree in science and a postgraduate degree in marketing.
Nitya Chhiber has completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Policy and Anthropology from the Claremont Colleges, California in 2012 where she attended Pitzer College. She went on to complete her Master's in Environmental Policy in 2014 from the Fenner School at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Her 4 years of work experience includes stints at the Centre for Science and Environment, YES Bank and Industree, a social foundation in Bengaluru empowering women in livelihoods. She is currently working at the Centre for Responsible Business on a project funded by the IDRC. In her spare time, she is a fitness enthusiast and dabbles in cooking.
Bhavya holds a Master’s degree in Environment and Development from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology (Honors) from University of Delhi. Prior to joining CRB, Bhavya has worked on multiple projects, looking at various aspects of Energy, Climate Change, Agriculture and Biodiversity Financing. She was also a part of a team that looked after the Public Private Partnership arrangements for implementation activities under the USAID-MOEFCC Forest-PLUS Program. In her free time, Bhavya loves to read, spend time with her dog, travel preferably to the mountains and watch movies.
Ramanuj has worked on various projects on diverse work areas like resource efficiency, mining and mineral sector (coal and iron ore), water, rural livelihoods, greenhouse gas inventorying, and quality of life (urban design). He holds a masters in Sustainability from Arizona State University and a dual degree in Mineral Engineering from IIT Dhanbad. He has worked with organizations like the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Walton Sustainable Solutions Initiative, Backroom Inc. and Confederation of Indian Industry. He is addicted to food and Netflix!
Rich experience of work in entire North India. Cultivated Effective Interpretation & implementation of strategies; clear dissemination to the Team members for better comprehension of objectives and to ensure successful achievement goals. A team player & ability to handle IR challenges .Tens of my team members are currently promoted as Senior Managers. Always believe in achieving the maximum out of major Constraints like Resource Crunch & Timeline. Connoisseur of Music, be it Hindustani Classical, (VOCAL/Instrumental) Sufi & Performing Arts.
She is a Semi Qualified Chartered Accountant and attributes her growing career to her soft skills such as multitasking, team management skills, and an ability to perform deadline-oriented work. With more than 4 years of professional experience, she has demonstrated her potential and urge to grow in the domain of modern accounting systems & procedures with a positive attitude and strong analytical skills. Even in her progressive career, she has worked wonders and gained the trust & respect of the management in the shortest span. In her leisure, she loves spending time with her family and staying abreast of recent advancements in her profession.
Siya C. Batra is a communications and campaigns professional with over 6 years of expertise in marketing – with a focus on campaign strategy, corporate communications, social media marketing and event management, She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from Purdue University, USA where she also received academic specialization in International Business, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources. She brings these skills to her most recent role at CRB. Prior to joining CRB she worked at Infogain, where she successfully worked with teams across geographical boundaries. An avid animal lover, Siya is a well-rounded and creative individual, with interests ranging from traveling to art and design.
An avid traveler and foodie, Ms Sonali Paikaray has a background of Life Sciences with a professional degree in MBA in Business Sustainability from the renowned Teri School of Advanced Studies. She has entrepreneurial experience and she applies the same learning and practical approach towards the work she handles. Apart from food hunting and explorations, she likes to read and learn and practice about the sustainable approach towards life.
Priyanka is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Responsible Business. She has completed her doctoral studies from IIT Kanpur, with specialization in CSR. As a part of her thesis, Priyanka has undertaken extensive fieldwork to get an insight into various perspectives of CSR interventions. She holds a master’s degree in Development Studies from Gautam Buddha University, Greater NOIDA and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi. Priyanka is always on a lookout for meaningful connections and likes to practice meditation and yoga.
Ravinder is CRB's oldest employee. He has been with the organisation since 2013. He ensures that the Office is always well stocked and all office staff and guests are well taken care off. Ravinderji assists in administrative tasks. In his spare time he can be seen pouring over Newspaper. He enjoys watching and talking about cricket.