Shankar Venkateswaran is a part of the founding team of ECube Investment Advisors that is setting up a fund to invest in publicly listed companies and help them improve their ESG performance. He also advises companies and NGOs on matters relating to corporate sustainability and sustainable development. He was formerly the chief of Tata Sustainability Group (TSG) which was tasked with providing guidance, thought leadership and support on sustainability and corporate responsibility matters.
Prior to this, he spent around 15 years in social development with the international NGO, ActionAid and the American India Foundation. While at ActionAid, he also set up Partners in Change, a non-profit that pioneered corporate sustainability and CSR advisory services in India.
Shankar is an engineer and an MBA and is committed to working with young people to increase their understanding and practice of the role of business in society. He is an amateur stage actor, an enthusiastic weekend tennis player and dabbles in writing.