Kalyani Basu

Master of Environmental Management, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 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
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 million metric tons relative to a business-as-usual scenario. One way to enable sustainable fisheries management is to target the activities of small-scale coastal fishing businesses.