Growing up with exhilarating experiences in India, pursuing academics in engineering, and then working in technology has always been exciting. After a multi-decadal career as a global executive, and consultant across Information Technology, Operations, and Efficiency Management for business domains spanning Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, etc., there was always a wish to do more and follow interests closer to the heart.

Besides all this, having partaken in a host of socio-philanthropy initiatives from 2000…….. – Running an advocacy campaign for the United States Congress during the Clinton presidency resulting in the passage of the historic AC21 Act for H1B immigration reform… – Since 2010 as a Good Will Ambassador to Rajasthan State’s Project Tiger in India ………… – In 2018 an initiative to help define the ecosystem of ‘The Great Outdoors‘ to provide a holistic view, aid policy reforms, and many other facets of the outdoors…. have all been very exciting and interesting pursuits.

Spending time mainly across India and North America, and with extensive travel across multiple continents for interests in travel/exploration, trekking, high altitude mountaineering, wildlife photography leading to conservation interests, then understanding challenges across development, conservation and sustainability, mountain protection, and climate change have become concerningly apparent. Now looking forward to working towards the UN’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development (SDG), and the UN 2050 goal via policy reform and CSR.

This is being developed under the GALLOP (Global Livelihoods and Landscape Recovery Platform) Initiative since 2020 by collaborating with various colleagues worldwide spanning all three UN Conventions – UNCCD, UNCBD, and UNFCCC. While the outcome remains to be seen, it is an exciting area of work and definitely one that will help shape the future of our planet and the next generations!

Events / Posts

June 29, 2022 – London

EcoAgriculture Partners, GALLOP Initiative, Cornell University, and Columbia University

White Paper Launched: Public Policy to Support Landscape and Seascape Partnerships

May 14, 2022 – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Partner presentation: EcoAgriculture & 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People

Event: Public Policy to Support Landscape  Partnerships: Strategic government actions to scale local solutions for drought and landscape restoration

– presentation at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’s COP 15.

GALLOP initiative Executive Summary is now available

Aug 24, 2021 – California, United States

Heading a new initiative – GALLOP, with Ruth after a lot of good learnings in India over the past decade. All this to help green cover and bio-diversity via suitable policy, CSR, and institutional reform. If done well this could help achieve the goals for the 2011 Bonn Challenge many times over.

The Great Outdoors Model (TGO) launched

May 30, 2020 – Virginia, United States

As accessibility to outdoor locations increases, the carrying capacity impacts are now getting visible. There is a need for all stakeholders to understand the outdoors holistically to help suitable policies toward sustainability. Bhushan took the time to document a holistic schematic that can now be used by all best practices development…

Interesting conversations, all over a cup of tea!

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