Hishmi Jamil Husain

Hishmi Jamil Husain

Head of Corporate Sustainability & Biodiversity, Tata Steel


Dr. Hishmi Jamil Husain is a distinguished speaker and lead author for the Asia-Pacific Region of the Biodiversity Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Currently he is working with Tata Steel as Head Biodiversity, Corporate Sustainability.

Hishmi is among the notable alumni of the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Hague, Netherlands and the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, India. He is a Commission Member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), elected fellow of the Linnean Society of London, life member of the Club of Rome, member of the International Advisory Council of the Grassroots Institute, Canada and Global Hon. Member of ESG Committee of Della Leaders Club 

Hishmi was awarded the 2015 Young Scientist Award, the 2016 Environment Scientist Award and the Best Scientist Award 2020. He is on the board of several national and internal bodies. He is visiting faculty and distinguished speaker in India and abroad. He has two books, several papers and more than 160 articles to his name.  

Hishmi is passionate about water management, biodiversity conservation, nature-based solutions, climate change, caproate sustainability and sustainable development. He has more than two decades of international experience.