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Chandran NairMr. Chandran Nair is the Founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT), an independent social venture think tank based in Asia, it’s key goal is to guide corporations, and their leaders, on how to meet the challenges of doing business in Asia, with particular emphasis on the role of social investment, geo-politics, leadership development, business ethics, government and civil society. He is a staunch advocate of a more sustainable approach to development in Asia, and has helped governments and corporations instill these principles into their key decision-making processes through his work at GIFT, individual advisory services and speaking engagements throughout the world. Mr Nair is also Chairman and Co-Founder of Avantage Ventures, a boutique social investment advisory firm based in Hong Kong. He was chairman of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) in Asia Pacific until 2004, establishing the company as Asia's leading environmental consultancy.