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Punit Lalbhai is Executive Director at Arvind Ltd. He leads Arvind’s manufacturing businesses, which include textiles, advanced materials, and engineering. Arvind is a flagship company of the $2 billion Lalbhai group. He also leads sustainability, innovation and corporate social responsibility at Arvind. Punit is passionate about aligning business and sustainability goals. He is involved with projects that involve working with approximately 90,000 farmers to grow cotton sustainably (Arvind’s main raw material). He is deeply involved with Arvind’s leading work on circularity, recycling and carbon mitigation. He works on a project to provide supplementary education to municipal school-going children in Ahmedabad, India. He is passionate about education and serves on the boards of Ahmedabad University and CEPT University. Punit has a bachelors’ degree from University of California, Davis in conservation biology; a masters in Environmental Science from Yale University; and an MBA from INSEAD. He is involved in conservation, and serves on the boards of Wildlife Trust of India and Tiger Watch. Punit has been a practitioner of Heartfulness Meditation since 1998, and has been a volunteer trainer for the practice since 2012.