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Capacity Building in National Planning for Food Security, Punjab

In collaboration with UNEP, GIST Advisory is conducting a study on the trade-off between ecosystem services and food security in Punjab, India. This is a part of a project jointly conducted in India and Cuba by the UNEP. Involving a main report, training manual and workshops, the study focuses on capacity building and enabling policymakers make decisions related to food security issues on the basis of such trade-offs.

Coffee Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Impacts Study

On behalf of the Centre for Social Markets (CSM) and the Karnataka’s Growers Federation (KGF), GIST Advisory conducted a preliminary assessment of the impacts of coffee cultivation on biodiversity and ecosystem services and local economic development, in the Western Ghats region of Karnataka. The objective of the study was to promote sustainability and resilience in the Indian coffee sector, in the face of multiple challenges including climate change and market pressures on the livelihoods of the local populations.

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GIST Advisory Pvt. Ltd. helped assess the positive externalities of India's leading software company, Infosys, through its staff training and the valuation of human capital it creates; and facilitated in the disclosure of the total value of human capital and human capital externality generated by Infosys in its financial accounts.

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Towards a Valuation Framework for Business Externalities

This note is a contribution to the efforts of the Coalition from GIST Advisory Pvt. Ltd. We believe that the sooner we achieve broad consensus across significant business sectors on a valuation framework, the more focused and effective will be the research work on determining an appropriate family of valuation methodologies, and the faster the progress towards their adoption by corporations. Towards this goal, our own approach to a valuation framework and related definitions are summarized in the document.

Edward Norton's tweet on Pavan Sukhdev and Corporation 2020

"Congrats 2 my friend Pavan Sukhdev, new Ambassador for #UNEP Follow his @Corp2020 One of top thinkers on how corporations must evolve."

Gist Advisory's new office in Mumbai [See pictures]

Launch of 'Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India's Geography'

Sanjeev Sanyal's latest book explores India; looking at how the country's history was shaped by, among other things, its rivers, mountains and cities.

Pavan Sukhdev at CBD COP11

A comprehensive list of Mr. Sukhdev's involvement at the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) held in Hyderabad, India, from 8 to 19 October 2012.

Pavan Sukhdev appointed UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

UNEP has recently appointed Pavan Sukhdev as a “UNEP Goodwill Ambassador”, in recognition of his continuing work in helping governments and corporations transition towards a Green Economy.

Launch of Corporation 2020

Corporation 2020 is a movement that calls for new ways for corporations to operate, and in a new regulatory landscape. It discloses and proposes how to solve today's biggest agency problem

Pavan Sukhdev : Put a value on nature - TED Talk

Every day, we use materials from the earth without thinking, for free. But what if we had to pay for their true value: would it make us more careful about what we use and what we waste?