Indranil Ghosh featured in this Q&A with the Bangladesh based ICE Business Times.
MIT-trained scientist Dr. Indranil Ghosh, Founder and CEO of Tiger Hill Capital discusses ESG and explains how to create impact through investment with his expertise as a sustainable investor, author and strategic advisor to global leaders.
Tell us about your journey that shaped your career path as a sustainability expert?
I have a multicultural heritage and have lived around the world which helps me to see the world from multiple perspectives: developed vs. emerging markets; rich vs. poor; multiple ethnicities and cultures. I was born in Calcutta and moved to the U.K. when I was 3 years old. My father worked at the U.K.’s NHS for 30 years so I had a very British upbringing, but I always maintained strong ties to my Indian subcontinent roots. During the first 15 years of my career, I was based in the U.S. and worked in Europe, Japan, India, and Australia. In the past decade, I worked across the Middle East in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi and Kuwait, before finally returning to London.
From these diverse experiences, I learned that every economy is a developing economy. In my younger days, my father worked in many public hospitals in working class neighborhoods across Northern England. Many people in these towns lived in desperate poverty — for many of the children I went to school with, the only hot meal of the day was the school lunch. Following the death of George Floyd, the world has come to learn of the incredible racial inequality that is still prevalent in America. Even the richest countries in the world have big development challenges.
Sustainable development is a universal issue that needs to be addressed by careful economic development and investment strategies.