Co-Founder & CEO, rePurpose Global
Hailing from Oman and India, Svanika Balasubramanian is the Co-Founder & CEO of rePurpose Global, the world’s leading Plastic Action Platform dedicated to making environmental action accessible to people and companies around the world. Her platform accomplishes this by empowering anybody to go Plastic Neutral today by financing innovators on the frontlines of fighting the plastic waste crisis.
rePurpose Global is creating environmental impact for people across 26 countries and 200+ purposeful brands, ranging from up-and-coming SMEs to global Fortune 500s. On behalf of their global coalition, rePurpose now recovers over 3 million pounds of plastic waste every year, and in doing so, positively impacts 9,500+ marginalized waste workers across Asia, Africa, and South America.
Svanika is a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree, World Economic Forum SDG Champion, One Young World Lead2030 Champion, Halcyon Fellow, and graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a frequent commentator on social entrepreneurship and sustainability with appearances on diverse platforms including the Nobel Prize Summit, United Nations, World Economic Forum, Sustainable Brands, and SOCAP. Svanika is fueled by two passions: pushing ahead the charge for our future circular economy and finding new ways to integrate podcasts into her day.