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Vaishali Kushan

Board Member

A Bit About Me

Prior to joining the development finance sector, Vaishali worked in the banking industry in the
commercial real estate department. While still with the banking sector she participated with City
Development Block Grants to uplift the low-income neighbourhoods and marginalized
communities. For the past 15 years, she has worked across Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the
Americas. Her internship with UN-HABITAT exposed her to issues related to human
development such as gender, health, water sanitation, economy, education, urban development
and energy. To achieve sustainable goals, she uses a cross-sectoral approach. For the past few
years, she has been working to empower micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in investing
in clean technologies that are environmentally friendly and energy-efficient. To protect the
environment, she works to advocate in adapting to Environmental, Social and Governance. With
a Bachelors in International Studies - Political, Economy & Business from the Henry Jackson
School of the UW and Master in Public Administration from Cornell University, Ms. Kushan
thrives in empowering society as a whole.