Prof. Mona Gupta

Prof of Practice-Sustainability, NYU Designate/ Director, Becquer Energy, India


Prof. Mona Gupta is a Director on Becquer Energy (India), making Solar the lowest cost electricity and the primary source of energy in the world through manufacturing of innovative solar materials and developing state of art solar roof assets in the region, for the industrial sector.
Founder Director of Sutradhara, a think tank for Indian Textiles and CEO of a Sector Skill Council, under government administration.She brings over 30 years of experience in Corporate & Start Up strategy, Policy, implementation & advocacy in International Business, Supply Chain Sustainability, Governance, & Human Rights.

Her academic career includes; a higher degree in International Management from IIM, Ahmedabad (India); IMI, (Geneva); Business Economics; and ILO Certification in Gender Audits, SA-8000, ISO26000; amongst the first CSR practitioners, certified by Government of Netherlands.

She has worked extensively alongside the Government of India and across US, Asia & Pacific, and is truly an expert in her region. On several occasions she acted as advisor to Members of Indian Parliament on Governance. Internationally, she has collaborated with UNDP, UNIDO, ADB, DFID, OECD, ILO & World Bank.

She has been invited on various Global/Nationwide Boards including UNESCAP Sustainability Council/MSME Taskforce; UN National Platform on Standards; UN Gender Equity Seal; Chair CSR for CII; Member Governing Body, Textile Ministry.

Invited to present on Policy / Research Sustainable Supply Chains on ESG and Human Rights – by DFID, School of Sustainability, NYU; UN Global Compact, Ryerson Univ, Toronto, CSR Singapore, Thomson Reuter UK, KPMG Global Citizens Conference, and to the International Sustainability Conference (By UK Govt.),

Some of her personal milestones include Supply Chain initiatives in 45 clusters in India & abroad; Women Empowerment, micro- enterprise/ micro finance for over 1000 villages in India; Governance, Sustainability & ESG for over 500 MSME establishments with over 100,000 employees. With passion and commitment to her work, she has addressed over 70,000 professionals across the spectrum. For her any task which takes her closer to reaching the SDG’s and most notably her vision of ‘doing well, by doing good.