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Founder: Parag Gupta

Having conducted due diligence globally on hundreds of social entrepreneurs as Associate Director of the Schwab Foundation, Parag was drawn to the urgency and impact of solid waste management. He created a global blueprint for commercially-viable developing world solid waste management with local partners and field staff which formed the basis for his initial venture Waste Ventures. Thereafter he moved on to found Waste Capital Partners, a for-profit arm aimed at creating a commercial investment market for base of the pyramid solid waste management. 
  • Parag also founded IDEAS which applied venture philanthropy principles to advocacy outcomes in developing countries and was an Echoing Green Finalist. 
  • Previously, he was a management consultant at the Bridgespan Group advising foundation and nonprofits. He also was involved in creating a specialty coffee sector for Technoserve Nicaragua. 
  • Parag received his Masters from the Harvard Kennedy School, his Bachelors from the University of Chicago, and was a World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellow where he developed Base of Pyramid content. 
  • Linguistically, Parag gets by comfortably in Hindi, French, and Spanish-speaking countries