Chandran Nair

Founder & CEO of the Global Institute for Tomorrow & Former Chairman of Environment Resources Management

  • Creator of The Other Hundred
  • Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology & Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore
  • Member of the Executive Committee of The Club of Rome
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Named as one of the Top Ten Books of 2011 by The Globalist

Discover Chandran Nair’s biography of published work below.

Dismantling Global White Privilege Chandran Nair
Dismantling Global White Privilege: Equity for a Post-Western World
Consumptionomics Chandran Nair
Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet
The Sustainable State Chandran Nair
The Sustainable State: The Future of Government, Economy and Society

Chandran Nair is an esteemed businessman, famed as the Founder and CEO of the Global Institute for Tomorrow. Sitting at the helm of the independent think tank, Chandran is dedicated to the focus on economic, political and social issues from Asian perspectives. Chandran has also been the Project Director of The Other Hundred, now booked as a speaker for a range of corporate events to share his expertise on sustainability, ESG, business and innovation – backed by a history of advising global corporations throughout his distinguished career.

Prior to founding the Global Institute for Tomorrow, Chandran worked as the Chairman of Environmental Resources Management. As the Chairman of ERM, Chandran was responsible for the Asia-Pacific region and under his watch profits of the region grew consistently across a decade. In 2004, Chandran founded Global Institute for Tomorrow, and continues his work with the company today as the CEO. Other prominent roles of Chandran’s include being a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability and Expert Forum, an Executive Committee Member of the Club of Rome, a Senior Fellow of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Chandran has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has also authored three critically acclaimed books, titled The Sustainable State, Consumptionomics and Dismantling Global White Privilege. His books have earned him recognition as one of the Top 50 Breakout Capitalism Books from The Guardian and in the Top Ten Books of 2011 by The Globalist. Chandran has also frequently contributed to renowned publications, such as The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, South China Morning Post and The Huffington Post.

Dedicating his career to developing a deeper understanding of global issues, Chandran is an expert on economic and political influences, as well as environmental and social issues. Now booked as a speaker for a range of corporate events, Chandran shares his passion for more sustainable development in Asia. He is also booked to share his strategic management advice and coaching to business leaders, teaching current leaders and leaders of the future about how to cope with the challenges of doing business. An astute businessman, when looking for a speaker with expertise on a variety of business and worldly factors, book Chandran Nair today.

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