PAVAN SUKHDEV is a former banker specialized in international finance and green economy. He is the founder-CEO of GIST Advisory, a specialist consulting firm helping governments and corporations discover, measure, value, and manage their impacts on natural and human capital.

After working with Deutsche Bank for 14 years he took a sabbatical to lead two major environmental projects; as special advisor and head of UNEP:s Green Economy Initiative, as well as leading the work of the groundbreaking TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) study, commissioned by G8+5. Pavan serves as member of several boards and was recently elected president of the board for WWF International.