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March 2, 2024
Mumbai, Maharashtra

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Aman Sharma

Wildlife Conservationist & Climate Activist
Aman Sharma is a wildlife conservationist, and climate activist. Pursuing environmental studies at the University of Pennsylvania, he was awarded the national respect award for environmental activism and has spoken at the 75th United Nations General Assembly as well as the Nobel Peace Prize Center. He is also an Indiatimes 2020 Hero and uses his passion for wildlife photography to educate his over 800,000 followers on Instagram about nature.

Anurag Maloo

Mountaineer & SDG Champion
Anurag Maloo is an Indian mountaineer, an economic development consultant, startup mentor, social activist, and engineer, and a global advocate for UN Sustainable Development Goals. Equipped with a thirst for adventure, he honed his climbing skills, scaling challenging peaks like Mt Ama Dablam and Mt Nun, navigating treacherous terrain on Mount Annapurna. He is on the mission to climb all the big 14*8000m peaks and 7 highest Summits to create awareness and drive action towards achieving the UN Global Goals as part of his Climbing4SDGs initiative, where he raises funds and awareness for various global causes.

Avneesh Kumar

Social Worker
Avnish's experiences during 5 years of imprisonment have fueled his passion for reform. Committed to reintegrating ex-convicts into mainstream society, he extends a compassionate hand, aiming to uplift and connect them with the broader community.

Dyhia Belhabib

Ocean Crime Fighter
Dyhia Belhabib is a maritime crime fighter. She is the co-founder of nautical crime investigation services and a Principal Investigator at Ecotrust. She investigations, profiles, and busts crimes at sea, while building technologies to make her work and that of others easier. Dyhia is a multi-Ted speaker, she has published over 100 articles, book chapters and reports, and contributed to training hundreds of maritime law enforcement students around the globe.

Eran Baniel

Sugar Alternative Innovator
He studied acting because he wanted to make people laugh and be happy, he then went on to lead a lighting technology company because he wanted to bring light and happiness to people and now, since 10 years his passion is to use FoodTech to make people happy...

Esha Chhabra

Solutions Journalist and Author
Esha has been writing about mission-driven companies for the past 10 years for the world's leading publications, such as the Guardian, Forbes, New York Times, Time, and more. Her award-winning debut book, Working to Restore, looks at the power of regenerative business, going beyond surface level sustainability and truly redefining business.

James Joseph

Jackfuit flour inventor
James Joseph is an Author, Inventor and Founder of, winner of India’s National Startup Award for Food Processing. James’s patented invention is a flour from Green Jackfruit to Control Blood Sugar of Diabetes patients, with evidence published in globally reputed journals.

James Law

CEO & Visionary Architect, Cybertecture
James Law, founder, CEO & visionary architect behind Cybertecture, recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Renowned for his innovative designs merging architecture, engineering, and technology to address global challenges and enhance human experiences. His philosophy seeks to create a better world through innovative design solutions that prioritize sustainability and societal well-being.

Jurgis Didžiulis Valencia

Troubadour, Musician & Community Catalyst
Jurgis Didžiulis (aka Jurgis DID) is a Colombian-Lithuanian with a unique talent for bringing people together through the magic of musical co-creation. Part speaker, activist, and performer, he has navigated the intersection of music and social transformation for 20 years with a focus on upgrading culture (beliefs and behaviors) through culture (creative expression).

Kalai Ramea

AI Scientist & Climate Innovator
Dr. Kalai Ramea is Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Planette. She is an accomplished interdisciplinary scientist working in the intersection of artificial intelligence and science. She has spearheaded a variety of pioneering AI initiatives aimed at addressing societal challenges, with a particular emphasis on climate action and energy systems.

Kris Dorsey

Soft Roboticist
Kris Dorsey is an associate professor in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences and a core faculty member at the Institute for Experiential Robotics at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She is also the director of the Programmable and Reconfigurable Soft Engineered Systems Lab.

Palak Chauhan

Pianist/Child Prodigy
Palak Chauhan, a 14-year-old prodigy in Western Classical Piano from Chennai, has garnered a multitude of national and international awards spanned across USA, Italy, London, Austria, Canada, Malaysia and UAE. Her remarkable performances include playing at Rashtrapati Bhavan for the President of India, delivering a captivating solo concert at London's esteemed Victoria & Albert Museum attended by luminaries like Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, and showcasing her musical talent for the US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti, among other numerous notable

Parmita Sarma

Education Reformer
Parmita is a co-founder of Akshar Foundation. Akshar’s traditionally Indian education model was lauded by the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UN Environment Programme and World Economic Forum, awarded by the Earth Day Network, and amplified by the BBC, the Guardian UK, TIME, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Forbes and news outlets all over the world for the innovative policy of “Plastic School Fees”, as well as other pedagogical innovations aimed at the elimination of child labour and child poverty.

Pavan Sukhdev

Environmental Economist
Pavan's remarkable journey from scientist to international banker to environmental economist has brought him to the forefront of the sustainability movement. As CEO of GIST Impact, he collaborates with corporations and investors, leveraging impact economics and technology to measure a business' holistic value contribution to the world.

Piyush Tewari

Road Safety Innovator
Piyush is the founder and CEO of SaveLIFE Foundation, a specialist Non-Profit Organization saving lives across India. He’s best known for getting India its Good Samaritan Law, which protects all of us from any kind of legal hassles when we help an injured person on the road.

Reema Nanavaty

social worker
Reema joined SEWA in 1984. She expanded membership to new heights making SEWA the single largest union of informal sector workers. Reema oversees organizing and development of 2.9 million members, pan India, and also in 7 South-Asian countries, focusing on women’s economic empowerment by building women owned enterprises – in Energy, Agribusiness, Food Processing, Waste recycling, Textile and garmenting. Reema was invited to the International Labour Organization’s High Level Global Commission on Future of Work as the only member representing the informal sector workers. She was honored by Padma Sri for her contribution in area of Social Services in 2013.

Revant Himatsingka

Food Crusader
This young man is on a mission to make 140 crore Indians nutritionally literate! He is a social media sensation who is famous for fighting and winning against MNCs for their false marketing and low quality ingredients.

Sarah MeeRan Cave

Violinist & Resonance Educator
Sarah MeeRan Cave is a Korean-American violinist, composer, sound healer and educator who now resides in Bombay. A Western Classically trained violinist since age 3, Sarah has also studied Hindustani Classical Music as well as draws inspiration from Roma music and other Eastern traditions. Her studies in Fine Arts, violin making, education and music have led her around the world. She is currently writing her first one woman show which explores her nomadic journey, the theme of belonging and carving a musical home within.

Tiffany Vora

Longevity Scientist
Dr. Tiffany Vora is a thought leader, writer, scientist, and entrepreneur who lives in Silicon Valley. Through organizations such as Singularity University, EY, the GeoTech Center for the Atlantic Council,, and Explore Mars, Tiffany translates the leading edge of science and medicine into actionable insights for individuals, companies, and society. She builds on her diverse expertise in biotechnology and the industries that it impacts in order to amplify the influence of women in STEMM through various initiatives and to foster global conversations about technology and the future of humanity.

Usha Jey

Choreographer/Movement Director
Usha Jey is a choreographer, movement director and dancer from Paris. She has worked with icons like Virgil Abloh, Anna Wintour or M.I.A and has traveled all around the world thanks to her art. Her two love ? Hip-Hop and Bharathanatyam.

Vinu Daniel

Climate-responsive Architect
Vinu Daniel is the principal architect of the firm WALLMAKERS, crafting architectural spaces that harmonize with the environment, and widely known for his inventive and experimental materials and techniques. Wallmakers has won many international accolades including being selected by ArchDaily as the only Indian practice in the list of 20 Young Practices of 2020 and winning The Royal Academy Dorfman Award 2022 conducted by the Royal Academy of Arts, London and was also one of the Indians to be mentioned in the TIME 100 Next 2023 List.

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Tibetan Monk / Happiness Author
Mingyur Rinpoche is a teacher, best selling author and the Spiritual leader of the Tergar Sangha worldwide. He possesses a rare ability to present the ancient wisdom of Tibet in a fresh, engaging manner. Rinpoche’s teachings weave together his own personal experiences with modern scientific research, relating both to the practice of meditation. He currently teaches throughout the world, with Tergar meditation centers on six continents. His social engagement projects include: schools, women’s empowerment, environmental and medical projects.

Organizing team


Mumbai / Delhi, India


Mumbai, India
  • Akanksha Kaila
    Team member
  • Hemali Gandhi
    Team member