Shankar Venkateswaran has about 35 years of experience of working in the corporate and social development sectors. He started his career in mainstream management consulting before going on to set up Partners in Change, a pioneering non-profit specializing in corporate sustainability and CSR. He has also set up the India office of the American India Foundation and served as its Executive Director, India and Director of the think-tank and consultancy firm, SustainAbility, before joining PwC as Director, Sustainability. In 2017, he retired as Chief of Tata Sustainability Group. Shankar has held board and advisory positions with several non-profits and academic institutions in India and overseas.