About Greenpeace India

Page - April 26, 2011
Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.

Greenpeace began its work in India in 2001. Our small team of 10-15 people started working on toxic waste trade & genetically engineered crops. Each of these issues grew into larger campaigns that we ran for several years.

Since then we have expanded our work to include a number of pressing global environmental issues. Today, we campaign on the following issues

-      Sustainable Agriculture,

-      Climate Change and Energy and

-      Oceans protection

Our Executive Committee

Greenpeace India's executive committee is an electic mix of accomplished members of society who work on a range of issues from education to animal rights. You can see and hear them speak to you about Greenpeace and their lives.

Ashish Kothari (President)

Amala Akkineni

Achin Vanaik

G Gautama

Harish Hande

Biswajit Mohanti

Vrinda Grover

Our Structure

We have 4 departments each led by a Director; Campaigns, Communications, Fundraising and Organization Support. The various units under each department - campaigns, actions, media & communications, digital media, public engagement, human resources, finance, legal, IT, admin and fundraising collaborate to deliver innovative and impactful campaigns in Greenpeace.

Funding

Greenpeace raises its funds from individual donors only. We do not accept funding from corporate companies or governments.

Employees

Greenpeace India employs a total of 300+ staff across the country. Our largest department is our face to face fundraising unit with close to 200+ staff.

Offices

Our Head Office is in Bangalore with a regional office now in Delhi. Our fundraising offices are spread across 13 cities in the country including the large metros.