I have treasured being part of the World Fellows community and being connected to some of the world’s most engaging, kind, and purposeful people.
Executive, Investor, Board Director
Climate and Nature Finance
As a business and investment leader, Radha Kuppalli has been developing innovative finance and commercial solutions to addressing climate change and restoring and protecting nature for over 20 years. Her career has spanned executive leadership in the asset management industry, investment in real assets and private equity, business development and growth execution, and board roles in the finance, manufacturing, and environmental sectors. She is currently building businesses aligned with the transition to a net zero and nature-positive future. For 17 years, Radha was an integral staff member and executive of New Forests—building the world’s leading asset manager in forestry and natural capital. She was a Board Director and held executive positions in strategy, portfolio management, product development, capital raising, and sustainability. She has global investment experience in forestry, land, and carbon and biodiversity markets, including Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Radha began her career on the ground floor of the carbon markets, advising corporates and governments on opportunities and risks of climate change and energy policies around the world. She holds graduate degrees from Yale University in business and environmental management. Radha believes in collaboration, diversity, and sharing ideas openly and with courage to shape teams and business leaders for the transition to a sustainable future.