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Pranshu Singhal

Pranshu is the Founder of 'Karo Sambhav' which designs and implements transformative Circular and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) solutions by collaborating with producers/brands. Karo Sambhav is creating a grass-root ecosystem to set up a robust India-wide solution on collection, recycling and secondary material management of multiple types of waste including e-waste, plastics waste, batteries waste, glass waste. Karo Sambhav’s technology platform and systems foster good governance, fairness, trust, transparency, and traceability. The brands who have collaborated with Karo Sambhav include – Apple, Cisco, Dell, HP, Ericsson Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi, Hafele, Toshiba, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, CavinKare, Tetrapak, Reliance, Luminous, Saint Gobain, etc.

Karo Sambhav partners with a wide range of stakeholders e.g. IFC, ILO, GIZ, WEEE Forum, GWMA, MEITY, MAIT, FICCI, to co-create industry level frameworks and engagement programmes that drive long term behavioural change in society, enable collection and responsible recycling of waste at scale.

Prior to Karo Sambhav, Pranshu was Director, Digital Learning Strategy in the Worldwide Education team of Microsoft for 3 years. He had worked with Nokia as Head, Sustainability for 11 years and was based in Finland, Singapore and India. He was recently conferred the ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 India’ award by the Schwab Foundation, a sister organization of WEF, and Jubilant Bhartia Foundation. He is a Aspen Fellow, a Ashoka Fellow, a Chevening Gurukul Fellow, and a Aspire Circle Fellow. Pranshu has a Master’s in Environmental Management and Policy from International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Sweden.

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