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Hugh Mehta's biography

Hugh Mehta

For as long as I can remember I’ve been interested in exploring the world and visiting new places. My Dad’s side of the family are from India and growing up my Granddad recounted grand stories of what it was like to live there.

He was also deeply committed to giving back to his communities through local volunteering and by supporting development charities. With influences like this it’s perhaps not surprising that I’ve ended up working for international organisations that want to see a positive change in the world.

In my late teens and early twenties I spent a lot of time travelling and working in different countries before joining UNICEF to co-ordinate fundraising partnerships with companies. Part of the job involved taking donors to see projects they were funding in places like China, Brazil and Malawi. On these and other trips I became increasingly aware of the impact and reliance that business has on people and nature, particularly in emerging economies.

WWF understands this well and I’m proud to work for an organisation that challenges the corporate sector to invest in the natural world, whilst transforming the way they do business to drive real change

My latest posts

Puffins on the Welsh coast. ©iStock

Springing into action for chalk streams

Spring is all about new life – and at WWF we’re really excited to be pushing ahead with our collaborative work with Coca-Cola to bring life back to English chalk streams. We’ve been working in partnership with Coca-Cola to secure a thriving future for English rivers since 2012 and have achieved some great results. In […]

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Cute creatures, chalk streams and Coca-Cola

This week we’re really excited to announce the continuation of our partnership with Coca-Cola in Great Britain. Over the next 3 years we’ll be scaling up our work to secure a brighter future for English rivers and our precious chalk streams. We started working together back in 2012 and have already achieved some impressive results that I […]

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(C) Hugh Mehta

Two days in the Mekong Delta

In April I joined a group of HSBC staff to visit WWF projects supported by the HSBC Water Programme. We travelled to the Mekong Delta, where the river ends its journey from source to sea across a dizzying landscape of waterways, streams and canals. Day one was spent meeting communities that were improving their livelihoods […]

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