Akanksha Sharma is an International Development and Public Policy Specialist. She has been recognised as the 'Most Impactful CSR Leaders Globally' 'Asias Top Sustainability Leaders' Young CSR Leader 'Influential Sustainability Leaders' amongst others.Sharma carries over a decade's experience in leadership roles spread across four continents: ranging across the private sector the social sector and with UNICEF. She has worked extensively on international development issues such as poverty alleviation health education environment climate change gender issues post conflict development governance Sustainability ESG and Impact Investing and Blended Finance.Born in Jaipur Rajasthan Akanksha has Masters in International Development from the University of Sussex and a super specialisation from Harvard University. She has also served on several boards and policy committees.Currently she is the Global Head for Social Impact and Sustainability of a tech multi-national. Sharma is also a seasoned Columnist and writes for Forbes Times of India ET Dawn (Pakistan) Huffington Post and many others. For her Peace Series on Indo-Pak relations published in the Dawn she was recognised as a 'Peace Ambassador' of Postcards for Peace. She is a also 'Global Climate Force Ambassador' who represented India on an 'International Climate Change Expedition at Antarctica'. She is also World Economic Forum's Global Shaper and a speaker at TEDx Raisina Dialogues and other notable forums. She has also been a Sustainable Fashion model and has advocated for conscious living.