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Leaders in Sustainable Global Enterprise - Ashish Gadnis, Co-Founder & CEO at BanQu

by Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise (CSGE)

Academic Sustainability

Mon, Nov 29, 2021

6 PM – 7:15 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Sage B08

Sage Hall, 114 Feeney Way, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States

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A weekly lecture series that highlights leaders in the sustainable global enterprise industry. With topics ranging from food to energy these speakers will cover it all.

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Sage B08

Sage Hall, 114 Feeney Way, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States

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Ashish Gadnis

Co-Founder & CEO

BanQu

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashishgadnis/

Ashish Gadnis is the Co-founder / CEO of BanQu, which was named to the TIME Magazine 2019 Innovators and 2020 Meaningful Business Leaders List. In February 2021 BanQu was named one of the top innovation for circular economy by World Economic Forum and Accenture.



BanQu is the first ever non-crypto blockchain (patented) Supply Chain Sustainability platform that global brands like Coca-Cola, IsSB and Anheuser-Busch use everyday to enable end-to-end transparency, traceability and certification of contracts, raw materials, finished goods, and recycled packaging to meet ESG goals and EPR compliance requirements.



The BanQu Economic Passport creates equity and financial empowerment for farmers (especially women), workers, artisanal miners, SMES, waste pickers/recyclers living in extreme poverty.



It has also become the leading platform for ensuring COVID-19 supplies and vaccines are reaching the most vulnerable nations and communities in the MENA region.



BanQu is being used in 51 countries and over 2 million last-mile-first-mile beneficiaries today.



Prior to his current engagements, Mr. Gadnis was the founder and CEO of multiple technology startups, the last one of which was acquired by a $1.5 billion global consulting firm in 2012.



Over the past 25 years Ashish has been recognized for his private / public sector contributions with awards such as – MIT Innovate for Refugees (Syrian refugees) award, Young Global Leader (World Economic Forum), Minority Business Leader (Twin Cities Business), 40 under 40 (Business Journal), Change-Makers Innovator Award (Coding Schools in Refugee Camps in East Africa) and Battery Ventures Innovation Award – Democratic Republic of Congo (for Asili: a mobile / cloud-based business focused on reducing infant child mortality, improving maternal health and increasing livelihood in conflict zones).



Ashish has a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from Bombay University, MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Carlson School and Executive Education in Global Leadership and Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School.


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