Joe Phellan

Joe Phellan

Director India, World Business Council for Sustainable Business


Joe is India Director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

Joe is responsible for raising the profile and engagement of Indian businesses internationally, and for scaling up joint action by business in support of India’s development. He currently oversees programs engaging more than 60 companies in action in India in areas such as energy, water, electric mobility and more resilient agriculture.

Prior to joining WBCSD, Joe held senior roles with the Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum. Highlights included a series of special reports with the Financial Times on business and sustainable development, the development of the World Business & Development awards with the United Nations and International Chambers of Commerce, and programs in skills, inclusive business, and anti-corruption.

Born and educated in the UK, Joe has worked in India since 2009 and lives in Delhi with his wife, a writer, and their daughter.
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