Sonal Pandya Dalal

 

 

 

 

 

Sonal Pandya Dalal

Contact
spandya@conservation.org

Profession/affiliation
Director, Business and Sustainability Council at Conservation International

Conservation International

Curriculum Vitae
Director, Business and Sustainability Council
Conservation International
Februar 2013 till today San Francisco Bay Area
Manage operations and growth of the BSC as a premier forum for corporate partners to value, protect and manage natural capital and develop a resource focused approach to sustainability.
Connect sustainability leaders with counterparts across multiple sectors and with CI’s network of thought leaders—scientists, subject-matter experts, CI Board members, as well as business and government leaders—to gain fresh perspectives on tackling today’s most pressing issues around sustainability, nature conservation and human well-being.
Business & Sustainability Council
Senior Advisor, Conservation Leadership Strategies
Conservation International
März 2007 – Januar 2013 (5 Jahre 11 Monate)Fremont, CA
Senior Manager, Conservation Carbon Program
Conservation International
Oktober 2000 – März 2007 (6 Jahre 6 Monate)Arlington, VA
The Nature Conservancy
Climate Change Specialist
The Nature Conservancy
Oktober 1997 – Oktober 2000 (3 Jahre 1 Monat)

Abstract
As they have done in the past with global challenges such as rebuilding in the aftermath of WWII and financing the industrial revolution, banks have a central role to play in helping society meet their development goals in a resource constrained world.  In preparing for the challenges of this next century, society will need to manage issues such as population growth, food and water scarcity, and climate change, while preserving the ecosystem services that underpin economic growth.   “Sustaining innovations” in a banks’ business model are required – those that transform banking products to generate environmental and societal benefits.  Banks can manage risk and seek opportunities by deploying latent capital into revolving funds, leverage public private partnerships to develop the absorptive capacity of potential clients (particularly private equity investors), and establish innovative financial products that conserve ecosystem services in support of healthy, sustainable societies