Pavan Sukhdev is Study leader for TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity). He is the founder and CEO of GIST Advisory, a consulting firm focussed on assisting governments and coroporations measure and manage their impacts and dependencies on nature.

As a career banker for 25 years, he took a sabbatical from Deutsche Bank in 2008 to lead two important projects for the United Nations environment Programme, TEEB and the Green Economy Initiative.

These projects have created a new awareness for natural capital as a key factor of production and a means of solving persistent poverty, and for a ‘green economy’ as a new engine for development, decent employment, and povety reduction. At Deutsche Bank earlier, Pavan founded and chaired GMC (Global Markets Centre), a leading edge captive front-office offshoring company based in India.