Kalyani Basu

School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2019

Kalyani is a first-year Master of Environmental Management student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She is interested in the nexus between finance and development with a specific focus on market solutions for environmental challenges. Prior to Yale, Kalyani spent almost three years working at Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), an impact investment company based in Singapore. As part of the Business Development and Advisory Team, Kalyani's work involved conceptualizing new products and services for IIX; developing research and advisory reports for INGOs, corporations, donors and foundations; as well as engaging in partnership development and program execution.

Kalyani graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Warwick, UK. She grew up in India and Singapore and loves travelling, water sports, and volunteering in her spare time.

Authored Articles

Financing the Aquaculture Revolution

The rise of aquaculture may hold promise to mitigate the environmental pressures of overfishing wild populations, and the food scarcity issues resulting from the rising global consumption of fish. However, to achieve these benefits, the aquaculture industry’s growth must be coupled with an increase in sustainable practices.

Channelling Innovative Finance for Coral Restoration

Anthropogenic influence on coral ecosystems is tremendous. Corals are dying because of bleaching, disease and weakness. This is due to ocean warming and acidification caused by climate change. The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report paints an ominous picture of coral’s future, projecting a 99 percent decline by 2050...
Tuna auction in China

Investing in Sustainable Fisheries

A total of 31.4 percent of global fisheries are being fished at biologically unsustainable levels, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. However, a 2016 study by Costello and others said the application of sound management reforms to global fisheries will increase biomass by 619...