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Akanksha Sharma

CSR & Sustainability Expert

Akanksha Sharma is a CSR & Sustainability Expert. She is noted amongst '100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders Globally' by World CSR Congress and ‘Young CSR Leader’ by India CSR in 2016. She has represented India on an “International Expedition on Climate Change at Antartica” along with 80 other chosen and exceptionally brilliant individuals from 32 countries. Akanksha is an avid traveller, a writer and Zero-Waste living practioner. She is currently heading CSR and Sustainability for Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd. During the course of her career, Akanksha has driven sustainable social programs on Disaster Relief & Climate Change, Education, Poverty Alleviation, Skill Development and Farm-based income generation, Nutrition, Education, Health & Sanitation, etc. Akanksha is also a National Social Expert empanelled by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs. After completing her Master’s in Business Administration, Akanksha has done her specialization in Social and Environmental Business Management from World Bank Institute. She has worked with UNICEF and Vendata Resources in the past. Born and brought up in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Akanskha’s gypsy spirit is fuelled by her pursuits to meet new people, visit new places, create new memories and live a life of more stories. She is also the founder of “CHAIWALIS”- a community for promoting women to come out of pseudo-protective environment and feel free and fear-less at public places. She actively writes and speaks on various social development issues and features at various forums. She believes that a traveller needs no introduction. They prefer being anonymous for anonymity carries no belongingness and no fear of loss. Her pursuits sometimes end in silence or in conflict zones which is reflected in her writings.