Vineet Rai is the Founder of Aavishkaar –Intellecap group. (www.aavishkaar.in and www.intellecap.com) and Chairs its Group Executive Council. Vineet serves as Commissioner at the Global Commission of Business and Sustainable Development launched at Davos 2016 and Advisor to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Science Technology and Innovation Advisory Board. Considered as a pioneer in the Impact investment space, Vineet’s philosophy has been to build the entire ecosystem for Impact Investing rather than just a financial vehicle. Aavishkaar – Intellecap Group manages assets in excess of US $ 400 Million across equity and debt that does everything from US $ 100 to US $ 15 Million investments. More importantly the group has built an entire ecosystem around impact investing in India and is replicating these efforts across South East Asia and Africa. Vineet believes that Impact Investing is the new global phenomenon and has the potential to change the world of finance irreversibly. Vineet has received numerous awards including the Impact Investor of the Year by News Corp for 2016, Porter Prize for Strategic Leadership in Social Space, 2016, CNBC TV 18 Award for being the Catalyst Fund for India 2016, G 20 – SME Innovation in Finance Award 2010 in Seoul South Korea, UNDP-IBLF –ICC World Business Award in 2005 and Lemelson Award for Social Venture Investing. He is an Ashoka Fellow and Honorary Member of XLRI Alumni Association. Driving on Indian roads is one of his passions and he tries to cover 50,000 KM every year.