India CSR News Network
MUMBAI: Tata Sons today announced the appointment of Mr. Shankar Venkateswaran as Chief – Tata Sustainability Group with the responsibility of driving group level initiatives in the sustainability space, and guiding Tata Sons and the group companies on sustainability and corporate responsibility initiatives. He will report directly to Dr. Mukund Rajan, Member – Group Executive Council, Brand Custodian and Chief Ethics Officer, Tata Sons.
Before joining Tata Sons, Shankar was with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) India as Director – Sustainability. A mechanical engineer from IIT Madras and an MBA from IIM Calcutta, he has over 31 years of experience of working in the corporate & development sectors.
Shankar started his career at A. F. Ferguson & Co and moved on to the Corporate Sustainability and CSR sector as Chief Executive of Partners in Change. He has also served as Executive Director – India of the American India Foundation, Director of SustainAbility and most recently as Director in the Sustainability and Climate Change practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
One of the leading thinkers & speakers in the areas of sustainability & corporate responsibility, he has held board positions at Mobile Crèche, Srijan, ActionAid India, ActionAid Ghana, Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development, Tata Power Community Development Trust and Aatapi Trust. He was also a Member of the Guidelines Drafting Committee for the National Voluntary Guidelines for Responsible Business.