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Shuva Raha

Shuva Raha

Head – New Initiatives

Shuva leads the Council's strategic initiatives related to energy geopolitics – access, security and transition; decarbonisation of core industries and heavy transport; circular economies of resources; and the imperative for sustainable living amidst economic transformations. She engages with governments, industry and multilateral institutions to integrate sustainability into development policies, take ‘The India Story’ global, and expand the Council’s international influence, especially as a voice for emerging economies.

Shuva has over 22 years of experience in public policy, branding, corporate operations and project management. She is an UNFCCC CoP Observer, manages India’s UN Energy Compacts process with multiple Union Ministries and has co-authored several reports, including 2020’s Jobs, Growth and Sustainability: A New Social Contract for India’s Recovery, archived at the US Library of Congress.

Prior to joining the Council, Shuva was Head - New Initiatives, Energy & Infrastructure at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), where she led key assignments such as CII’s work with the International Solar Alliance and developed the Renewable Energy Demand Enhancement (REDE) Initiative for commercial and industrial consumers.

Before moving to public policy, Shuva was COO of CMYK Multimedia (Pioneer Newsgroup), New Delhi and delivered 25+ full lifecycle projects of corporate intranets. She has been the Online Editor of the broadsheet The Millennium Post. She started her career with her own start-up in 2000, providing e-solutions to multinationals.

Shuva manages her family's philanthropic initiative to finance the education of underprivileged students through the Subir Raha Memorial Scholarship. An avid PC-gamer since the '80s, she is a Staff Writer at Metacritics-listed game review portal adventuregamers.com.

Shuva is a Postgraduate in Advertising & Communications Management from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai, where she ranked First and was awarded the Advertising Agencies Association of India Raman Memorial Trophy for Best Graduate 1999. She has a BSc Honours with Distinction in Life Sciences, Biochemistry and Environmental Science from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

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    Not all those who wander are lost.


    J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring