Time 100 Climate Leaders have 8 Indians, PIOs


Time inaugural list offers a glimpse of the most influential leaders driving business to real climate action

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Time magazine has released its first-ever list of the world’s most influential leaders who are committed to the environment and driving business to real climate action. This list has featured 8 Indians and Indian-origin persons, including World Bank President Ajay Banga and co-founder of Ola Electric Bhavish Aggarwal.

TIME has worked extensively to identify the true changemakers, as solving climate change requires bold new styles of business leadership. Most of the time requiring massive capital to implement practical solutions and reduce emissions, restore nature, and improve quality of life.

‘Time 100 Climate’ list has prominent CEOs, founders, philanthropists, musicians, policymakers and government officials from across the world. This list comes as a precursor to the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on November 30.

Time 100 Climate Leaders include the following Indian, PIOs

Ajay Banga; President, World Bank – who began his five-year term as World Bank Group president in June, is ushering in a new mission for the institution: eradicating poverty while fighting climate change.

Bhavish Aggarwal; CEO and co-founder, Ola – India’s largest maker of electric two-wheel scooters, and a market leader in micromobility generally, from taxis to ride-sharing.

Rajiv J. Shah; President, The Rockefeller Foundation – which now works to ensure that all initiatives and investment strategies are focused through a climate lens.

Geeta Aiyer; President and founder, Boston Common Asset Management – a woman-led, employee-owned sustainable investment firm with nearly $5 billion in assets under management.

Jigar Shah; Director of the Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy – which is responsible for the public investment of hundreds of billions of dollars into clean infrastructure and energy projects.

Manoj Sinha; CEO and co-founder, Husk Power Systems – which operates 200 minigrids across Asia and Africa and reached profitability in India and Nigeria this year.

Seema Wadhwa; Executive Director of Environmental Stewardship, Kaiser Permanente – one of the largest health care providers in the U.S. By 2050, it aims to be net zero.

Amit Kumar Sinha; CEO of Mahindra Lifespaces – is the real estate and infrastructure development arm with an aim for an entirely green portfolio, prioritizing water efficiency, passive energy design, and renewables.

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