India Country Director
Room To Read
Unmesh is India Country Director for Room To Read, an organization dedicated to promoting and enabling education through programs focused on literacy and gender equality in education. Unmesh is also co-founder of Climate Civics Institute, a community-centric initiative in climate adaptation and policy innovation. He is also co-founder of SustainabilityCXO Partners Worldwide, a high end boutique global advisory working with CEOs, top management and boards, which he founded in collaboration with global sustainability leadership practitioners and thinkers. Formerly at HSBC India, Unmesh was responsible for starting the bank’s microfinance initiative, social enterprise portfolio and Future First, the world’s first major-bank-led program for street children, along with working on significant climate change initiatives in conjunction with the Ministries of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, The Energy and Resources Institute, and other groups. Earlier in his career, Unmesh worked as Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Ogilvy & Mather, India, where he established the country’s first multiple award-winning brand social responsibility and cause marketing practice. Unmesh has had extensive experience in strategic consulting for the World Bank, Oxfam, and a number of other non-governmental organizations.