WWF-India, as part of its Climate Solvers programme has constituted an Investor Advisory Group (IAG), consisting of a group of 13 investors and financiers active in the cleantech space. The purpose of the IAG is to provide strategic advice to the Climate Solvers programme, to deepen its relationship with the investor community and to scale up financing to the innovators. The group has been formulated to connect the investor ecosystem with the innovators and also provide the Climate Solver awardees and shortlists an opportunity to pitch their business plans.

Who are the IAG members?

The group consists of venture capitalists, angel investors, banks, innovation funders, financial institutions and other members from the cleantech investor community in India.

Ms. Anita Marangoly George

Executive Vice President – Growth Markets, CDPQ India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Ashis Sahu

Senior Advisor, Caspian Fund

Mr. Daanish Varma

Executive Vice President- Sustainable Investment Banking, Yes Bank

Mr. Gabriel Eric Naranjo

Investment Officer, USAID

Dr. Gireesh Shrimali

Director – India, Climate Policy Initiative

Mr. Karthik Chandrashekharan

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Sangam Ventures

Mr. Kunal Upadhyay

Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE)

Mr. Pankaj Sindwani

Head-Debt Origination and Syndication, Tata Cleantech Capital Limited

Mr. Sandeep Chopra

Chief Executive Officer & Angel Investor, Purple Patch LLP

Mr. Sandro Stephen

Head-North India Operations, Indian Angel Network

Ms. Sarah Alexander

Policy Advisor, SELCO Foundation

Mr. Subhrajit Dey

Principal Partnerships Advisor & Game Changer, Shell India

Mr. Sumit Dhanuka

Founder and Managing Partner, Precog Venture Partners