What are the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifications all about? Is a planned, managed forest area really sustainable? Can the status quo be changed? On this podcast episode Amar Deshpande (aka Amar Deshpande), Country Manager for FSC in India joins me to discuss sustainable forestry and FSC’s role in it.
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Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IFMA) – statistics about paper industry in India can be found here.
Amar Deshpande (also known as Amar Vyas) is a speaker, author, podcaster and a sustainability professional. He is the India Country Manager for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which works in the space of sustainable forestry.
He is cofounder of gaatha story a startup in children’s storytelling space, which was mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly Mann Ki Baat program recently.
Amar is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in the US and is also a LEED Accredited Professional. In his 18 year career he has worked in program management, consulting, and content marketing. In the past he has been associated with organisations like Amazon, Schneider Electric, and Jones Lang LaSalle.
He is a prolific writer and a storyteller. He writes regularly on LinkedIn, Quora, and his own blogs. He is the creator and host of MyKitaab, India’s first podcast on “How to Publish and Market Your Books”. His other works include author of NRI: Now, Returned to India. He has edited, translated and adapted over thirty Indian fairytales.
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