Satya S. Tripathi is Secretary-General of the Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet. He is a development economist, lawyer and changemaker with over 40 years of varied experience.

Tripathi is the Chancellor of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences – the world’s largest academic institution dedicated exclusively to indigenous people and cultures. He is also a Senior Distinguished Fellow on Innovative Finance at the World Agroforestry Centre.

He has served with the UN for more than two decades in key positions across the world and was most recently the UN Assistant Secretary-General, Head of New York Office at UNEnvironment and Secretary of the UN Environment Management Group. Mr. Tripathi was instrumental in establishing the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF) in Indonesia in 2016 and the Sustainable India Finance Facility (SIFF) in 2017 to leverage ‘private finance for public good’ at mega-scale to achieve transformative social and environmental impact for millions of people in developing countries. He previously served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Forests.