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Shuva Raha

Shuva Raha

Head – New Initiatives

Shuva leads CEEW's strategic initiatives on energy-development-climate geopolitics – energy access, security and transition, industrial decarbonisation, circular economies of resources, and the imperative for sustainable living amidst economic transformation. She engages with governments, industry and institutions to integrate jobs, growth and sustainability, take ‘The India Story’ global, and expand CEEW’s influence, especially as a voice for emerging economies.

Shuva manages CEEW’s advisory on India’s G20 Presidency and the UN Energy Compacts initiative with several Union Ministries; is a Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) Fellow for G20 Advisory, and has been an UNFCCC CoP Observer since 2016. She 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, and G20/T20 policy briefs.

Shuva has 22+ years of experience in public policy, branding, corporate operations and project management. Prior to CEEW, Shuva was Head - New Initiatives, Energy & Infrastructure at the Confederation of Indian Industry, 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 shifting to policy, Shuva was the Chief Operating Officer of CMYK Multimedia (Pioneer Newsgroup), New Delhi and delivered 25+ full lifecycle corporate intranet projects. She was the Online Editor of The Millennium Post broadsheet. 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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