Santhosh Jayaram | KPMG | IN
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Santhosh Jayaram

Partner and Head, Sustainability and CSR Advisory

KPMG in India

Santhosh is recognized as a thought leader in the South-Asian region in the areas of sustainability and climate change. He has over 19 years of experience and is a regular speaker on important platforms on Sustainability in the country, an occasional writer on the subject, with published articles and interviews in mainstream media in India. In 2012 Santhosh joined KPMG as a Technical Director for the Climate Change and Sustainability Services department and now heads the practice.

In 2002, Santhosh joined DNV as an environmental management system auditor. From 2003, he started the climate change team in DNV, India, and validated Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects in various countries for registration with UNFCC. Santhosh has managed the team that were responsible for the SA 8000 global accreditation for DNV. Between 2005 and 2007, Santhosh operated as the Country Head of Sri Lankan operations of DNV.

Santhosh is responsible for launching the AA1000 series standards in India and first assessments against ISO 26000 conducted in India and Sri Lanka. He has developed and established a strong clientele in the sustainability space which includes leaders such as Infosys, Wipro, Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Larsen & Toubro, Maruti Suzuki, ONGC, Ambuja Cement, ABB, Uninor, HCL and Akzo Nobel.

He has established a network of collaboration and business relations with various agencies in the region like Accountability of the UK, ACCA in Sri Lanka, South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), TERI-BCSD the regional network of WBCSD in India, Sustainability of the UK, Swedish Trade Council in India, GRI etc.

Education and qualifications

  • Executive education program covering sustainable technologies, University of California, Berkley Campus.

  • Master of Technology, Environmental Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay

  • Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, University of Calicut

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