Kanika Pal

Kanika Pal

South Asia Sustainability Director, Unilever

Kanika Pal is an award-winning CSR and sustainability professional with over 17 years of experience, presently heading sustainability for Unilever South Asia.

She holds a master's degree in CSR from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and an advance management in public policy from Indian School of Business.

A TEDx speaker, she quit the corporate sector from 2015–17 and founded Solutions for Clean and Healthy Environment or SoCHE Foundation, to influence behaviour change for a cleaner planet. She has deep passion to understand the inter- connectedness between conserving the environment, enhancing livelihoods and improving the health of people and thereby enable creation of sustainable communities and businesses.

Awarded ‘Global Women in Leadership Award 2022’, ‘Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen 2020’, she is also the recipient of ‘Most Influential Sustainability Leader’ and ‘Wommenovator’ citations in 2018, among others. She is a LEAD Fellow, an alumnus of South Asia Leaders programme by Common Purpose, UK and a member of USAID's SAWIE - South Asia Women in Energy.

She has also been a working group member with World Economic Forum and has contributed to the recently published report on Unlocking Social Economy, released at Davos in 2022.