Focus Areas: nonprofits, international relations, climate change, global poverty, business ethics
Rajiv Joshi is Adjunct Research Scholar at SIPA for the period of December 2019 - December 2020.
Based in New York and London, Joshi is an Executive in Residence at Oxford Saïd Business School and Advisory Council Member to the Ownership Project, which investigates how ownership influences businesses and the communities in which they operate. He is a Board Member of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy.
Joshi is a founding member and former Managing Director of The B Team, a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of business leaders, including its Ratan Tata, Mo Ibrahim, Arianna Huffington, Jochen Zeitz and Paul Polman (its current Chair) as well as former heads of state, Mary Robinson and Gro Harlem Brundtland, and global trade unionist Sharan Burrow.
The B team instigates positive action to ensure business becomes a driving force for social, environmental, and economic advancement.
In early 2020, Joshi announced plans to launch a progressive platform, Bridging Ventures. He also currently serves as a Special Advisor to Mission 2020, a global climate initiative convened by Christiana Figueres, chief-architect of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Previously, Joshi was a Campaigner and Trustee at Oxfam.
Joshi holds a BA from Strathclyde Business School (Glasgow) in Economics and MA in Public Policy and Administration (MPA) with a focus on International Economic Policy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He was twice elected Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament, its first minority-ethnic leader, with roots in Kenya, India and the UK.