Sustainable Innovations, Batch of 1960
Dr. BP Agrawal founded Sustainable Innovations (www.si-usa.org) to pioneer sustainable business solutions for social problems. He perfected Aakash Ganga (River from Sky in Hindi) to provide safe drinking water and Arogya (Disease Free in Hindi) to deliver health care to vulnerable people. These programs have won wide acclaim for social innovations, social enterprises, and systemic sustainability. He was recognized as CNN’s 2015 Top Ten Hero. He is the recipient of the 2012 Purpose Prize award; 2010 Lemelson – Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sustainability award; 2010 Energy Globe World award, and 2006, 2007 World Bank Development Marketplace awards (twice) for self-sustainable social enterprises. He was invited by the 2011 World Economic Forum to share the social enterprise model with 30 heads of state. At Government of India’s invitation, he organized sessions on systemically sustainable model at the 2012 Bharatiya Pravasi Divas (Indian Diaspora Convention).