About the Author
Chairman of the Development Alternatives Group, a social enterprise set up in New Delhi in 1982 that designs and markets socially relevant, commercially viable and environmentally friendly technologies.
After post-graduate degrees in natural sciences from Cambridge and experimental physics from Harvard, Ashok Khosla became Director of the Indian Government’s first Environment Office in 1972 and then Director of Infoterra in UNEP in 1976.
Currently, Co-Chair of the UN’s International Resource Panel. Earlier, he was President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and of the Club of Rome.
Ashok has been a member of the Government of India’s National Security Advisory Board and Scientific Advisory Council to the Cabinet and was awarded the OBE by the UK Government, the UN Sasakawa Environment Prize by the UN, the Zayed International Environment Prize by the United Emirates Government, the Duke of Edinburgh Medal by WWF and the Award for Outstanding Social Entrepreneur by the Schwab Foundation.