Lara Sinha

Associated Expert
“The world is currently facing huge social and environmental challenges. Working in echo chambers and accepting business as usual has exacerbated these problems. For me, change can only come about through collaboration, co-creation and systems thinking!"

Lara Sinha has vast experience in the inclusive business space having worked on a number of projects that support the scaling of private sector solutions to development challenges. She has extensive experience conducting primary and secondary research, and in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis for programmes, for clients including DFID, GiZ, Global Innovation Fund and the World Bank. Lara has a solid track record of managing complex projects, leading teams and managing relationships with clients. She has a strong background in knowledge creation and management and has led the development of, and co-authored, multiple publications that analyse the impact of inclusive businesses and provide insights on improving and adapting inclusive business models. As Manager of the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business she has engaged daily with the practicalities of implementing and scaling inclusive business models. She has produced numerous knowledge products specifically targeting the practitioners of inclusive business. Through her work with Forum for the Future, Lara also has an in-depth understanding of sustainability and systems change.

Lara is based in Mumbai and has international field experience in India, Bangladesh, and the Philippines. She holds a Masters degree in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics. She is fluent in English and Hindi.