THE 5th ANNUAL GLOBAL WOMEN IN
STEM CONFERENCE AND AWARDS
Kavita is a recipient of UN social finance innovator award in 2015 for being an integral part of the founding of green bond and Carbon Swap team at The World Bank. She is investing in next generation blockchain technologies revolutionizing our current systems. Previously she has been running over $250M fund aligned with UN SDGs infusing capital in technologies providing first time or low cost access around the world. She has been active internationally in East Africa, Middle East, South Asia and recently in the US for past 12 years through World Bank, IFC, McKinsey and The Schmidt Family office. She founded and headed World Bank’s first youth innovation fund in 2010. Her focus is to invest across UN sustainable goals like heath, education, cleantech, equality, diversity, and micro-finance etc. and help strategic portfolio allocation for legacy impact and ESG lenses.
She is on the board and advisor of various accelerators and foundations across the world like google accelerator social track, MIT Solve (Sr. Advisor), Vatican’s Right Now foundation for impact investments, Mandela foundation etc. She is an alum of MIT and Media lab.