Nikishka Iyengar

Nikishka is a social entrepreneur and sustainability strategist focused on solving complex global challenges using a triple bottom line and “whole systems” approach. Her life’s work can be summed up as: combining the power of business + technology with community-building to create a better world. By day, Nikishka is a sustainability product manager at the venture-backed technology startup, Rubicon Global, where she builds technology solutions to increase waste diversion opportunities for customers. Previously, as a consultant at a top management consulting firm, Nikishka helped Fortune 500 companies unlock ~$600M worth of value from energy, water, waste and social innovation opportunities.

Nikishka is also the founder of The Guild, a residential accelerator designed to help social entrepreneurs and changemakers launch and scale their ventures while living a more intentional and sustainable life. She was recently recognized by GreenBiz as a “30 under 30” leader in sustainability and by Creative Loafing as a “person to watch in 2017”