Chandran Nair (businessman)

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Chandran Nair at the World Economic Forum at Davos 2012

Chandran Nair is the founder of The Global Institute for Tomorrow, an independent think-tank based in Hong Kong.[1] He is also Project Director for The Other Hundred, an international photography competition and photo-book project.[2][3]


Chandran is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council for Sustainability[4] and has argued at numerous forums including the WEF, APEC[5] and OECD[6] about the need for radical reform of the current economic model and strict limits on consumption.[7]

Chandran Nair was previously Chairman of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) in Asia Pacific until March 2004 where he established the company as Asia’s leader in environmental consulting.[8]

Nair is a frequent contributor to media outlets including The Financial Times,[9] The Guardian,[10] The Huffington Post[11] and The New York Times.[12] He is the author of Consumptionomics: Asia’s role in reshaping capitalism and saving the planet, named one of the top ten books of 2011 by The Globalist.[13]


  1. ^ Romann, Alfred. "A GIFTed man". China Daily. China Daily. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  2. ^ "'The Other Hundred' - World's untold photo stories". CNN. October 14, 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. ^ Nair, Chandran. "The Other Hundred: The Non-Rich, Non-Celebrity List". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Global Agenda Council for Sustainability 2012-2014". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  5. ^ "National Center for APEC". APEC. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Speakers - OECD". OECD. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  7. ^ Interview with Chandran Nair. Global Economic Symposium Retrieved 25 April 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Chandran Nair" (PDF). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  9. ^ Nair, Chandran. "We should stop talking of an Asian century". The Financial Times. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  10. ^ Nair, Chandran. "Why is the west seen as the greatest threat? From Asia, the answer's clear". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  11. ^ Nair, Chandran. "If Asia wants to prosper, don't listen to the IMF". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  12. ^ Nair, Chandran. "Focusing Science on the Damage". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  13. ^ "The Globalist's Top Books of 2011 - The Globalist". 22 December 2011.