Earth5R

Ashwin Kak

Advisor

Ashwin is a seasoned corporate responsibility professional with a work experience of 14 years, including nine years in various corporate responsibility domains – heading the CSR, Sustainability & Agriculture verticals at Pidilite and AB InBev respectively, and the Procurement &  Sustainability function for AB InBev India & South-East Asia. The first five years of his career were spent honing his commercial skills while selling, marketing, and
strategizing for Fevicol’s growth in India. 

As a CSR and sustainability professional, Ashwin has been instrumental in creating and implementing partnership eco-systems and on-ground initiatives for climate action, water stewardship, renewable electricity, health & sanitation, micro-entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, education & skill, sustainable agriculture et al.

While heading the Procurement & Sustainability function as part of the Man-Com (Management Committee) at AB InBev, Ashwin has created & launched multiple seasons of the Sustainability 100+ platform with CNBC TV-18 and has worked extensively in deciphering and solving supply-chain circularity challenges, creating de-carbonization roadmaps for supply-chain partners, and embedding sustainability into sourcing and supply chain processes — with a mix of successes and failures and many relevant learnings!

His commitment to continuous learning is unwavering. He has participated in two on- campus Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Leadership Programs at Stanford University. Recently, he completed his PG in Public Policy from Takshashila Institution, during which he has carried out deep research & written multiple papers on the CSR law in India, the challenges & opportunities of the EV sector, the journey of India’s urban development and also an action plan for making India an upper-middle income country by 2047.

 His written analyses on corporate sustainability, agriculture, and climate action can be viewed in the LinkedIn newsletter titled Our Sustainability Manifesto.

His LinkedIn profile can be accessed here.