Hari Balasubramanian - Summit

Hari Balasubramanian

Is a senior environment professional who has had the good fortune of assisting over 300 projects in 60+ countries and influencing >U$2.8B in sustainability-oriented financing – helping protect threatened species, forests, oceans and the people who depend upon them throughout the world. Hari advises governments, foundations, corporations and individuals on values alignment and sustainable economic development at scale. He is driven by impact and the goals are clear: a healthy planet on land and in the ocean, stable climate, abundant and diverse wildlife, prosperous communities and flowing, clean fresh water; not as a cost to society, but as an opportunity and previously under-recognized business value.

He is the founder of EcoAdvisors, a consulting firm with a specific focus on demonstrating the business value of sustainability and thereby growing the amount of capital flowing toward environmental impact. EcoAdvisors sources and oversees enduring sustainability solutions with funding from philanthropy, corporate operations, government, and the financial sector. He went on to co-found EcoInvestors Capital – a global investment firm focused exclusively on advancing the environmental related SDGs through investments that generate competitive returns using flexible, private capital.

Hari holds a BSc in Biology from McGill University and an MSc in Geography (Distinction) from Oxford University. He currently sits on the Boards of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, The Oceanic Society, Engage Nova Scotia, International Conservation Fund of Canada, La Minga, Ecuador Azul and is on the High Level Advisory Committee to the President for Colombia Sostenible. Hari presents at popular and academic settings worldwide, largely about his luck stumbling into the sustainability field and the interface of business and positive societal impact.