IMAGINE Leaders – Shalini Unnikrishnan

Shalini Unnikrishnan

BCG, Managing Director & Partner. Global Lead for Sustainable Food and Nature

I am part of BCG’s global leadership in the Climate & Sustainability, and Social Impact practices. Over the last 15+ years, I have helped shape our aspiration to be the most impactful company in the world and the strategy under it. I lead this impact agenda and the team for our Consumer Practice that works with 2/3rd of the world’s top CPGs, retailers and fashion companies. Through my work with these companies, I discovered my passion for tackling the challenges in the food space. I am now the global topic leader for Sustainable Food and Nature in BCG – my team extends across energy, industrial, consumer, finance, international development and public sector practices. Our mission is to take a holistic systems lens, work across industries and value chains to drive transformational change. As part of these roles, I represent BCG on the Pathways Board of the World Business Council for Ag and Food, and am the co-chair of the COP28 Regenerative Landscapes Action Agenda that has brought together 30+ companies/orgs and was launched as the COP Presidency’s flagship non-state actors initiative.

Within these roles, my passion is in developing breakthrough insights that can challenge our status quo ways of working and silos. I find my energy in building up teams, creating connections across companies, NGOs and governments and in being part of building movements that will drive transformation.

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