In The Press

May 23, 2019

Affordable Housing as Human Right

May 9, 2019

Huawei to Hell

April 18, 2019

Time for Emerging Asian Powers to Help Set Global Rules

April 9, 2019

Making Democracy Work for Indians

February 22, 2019

Sustainability and the Fallacy of Global Governance

January 16, 2019

The West is Struggling to Hit its Climate Targets. What Would the Developing World do Differently?

December 4, 2018

The Cost of Cooling our Cities

October 19, 2018

Climate Change, Economic Truths and the Limits to Growth

September 21, 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut’s Message to Hong Kong: Rethink Reclamation and Prepare for Climate Change Seriously

September 7, 2018

Why Pessimism is Under-rated

August 3, 2018

Why Asia’s Fintech Innovators Should Look at Myanmar

June 30, 2018

Why so Few Asian Authors in Airport Bookstores?



    Karim joined GIFT in 2010 after participating in the Global Leaders Programme and has since designed and facilitated dozens of experiential programmes for high potential executives and government officials. In his current role Karim leads the ASEAN office and is responsible for GIFT’s regional activities and programmes across Southeast Asia. Prior to GIFT Karim spent a decade in Mainland China where he was a partner in a successful nationwide food and beverage business. Karim’s articles on insights gathered through GIFT programmes have appeared in a range of publications. He has an MBA from the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing and is a proficient Mandarin speaker.


    In addition to leading GIFT’s dynamic team and business, since 2008. Eric has facilitated more than 50 experiential leadership programmes in fifteen countries. He is well versed in introducing new ideas on governance, business and sustainability and coaching participants to think critically about their role as leaders. Before joining GIFT, Eric spent several years managing multi-stakeholder partnerships between global brands and civil society groups in the United States and China. He writes and speaks regularly on topics related to leadership development and the changing role of business in society. Eric is an alumnus of Standford University and holds a Masters from Hong Kong University.


    For more than three decades, Chandran has advised governments and MNCs on strategic management, leadership issues and sustainability, and is often invited to facilitate for top corporate education providers including Duke CE, INSEAD and NUS. He was previously Chairman of ERM in Asia Pacific, helping establish it as the world’s leading environmental consultancy. Chandran is on the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome and is a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability and Experts Forum, where his thought leadership is sought for its fresh insights and intellectual honesty. He is the author of the best-seller – Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet, and The Sustainable State: The Future of Government, Economy and Society.