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Tia Kansara

Multi-award-winning entrepreneur. Co-founder of Kansara Hackney Ltd. CEO of Replenish Earth Ltd. Future city sustainability evangelist. Youngest entrepreneur to receive the Royal Institute British Architects honorary fellowship. Hailed amongst the Top 100 most influential leaders in Tech by the Financial Times and Inclusive Boards. 

Tia is the co-founder of Kansara Hackney Ltd, the first ISO-certified sustainable lifestyle consultancy, and CEO of Replenish Earth Ltd, a cause and a collective action to protect the global commons. She is also the UCL Bartlett’s Ambassador to the Gulf region and advisor to the Economic Times of India as well as an economist and future cities thought leader with clients including Coca Cola, Bloomberg, the European Commission, Forbes, Formula One, MIT, and Siemens among others. 

Tia gives guidance to help governments, companies, and individuals make fulfilling commitments that benefit the world around us. As a professional moderator, lecturer and author, she has interviewed world figures and experts, moderating for Forbes, Coca Cola, European Business Angels Network, and London Business School, and delivered keynote speeches on the future of cities.                             

In 2010, Tia wrote the brief and appointed the architects Foster+Partners for the Saudi American Bank’s multi-million dollar headquarters as the first female to judge a LEED platinum building in Riyadh. In 2012, she was invited to present her views to President Hollande and Ban Ki Moon on the UN initiative: Sustainable Energy for All, and has since worked closely with the Abu Dhabi government to deliver manageable energy reductions in the built environment, presenting her findings at the World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi.

Tia is an insightful and passionate leader, dedicated to global transformation through investing in nature. She believes in an economic system with global unity, creating and fostering environments that sustain all life. 

Her publications in peer-reviewed journals cover topics ranging from sustainable cities to human performance, and she presents her findings at conferences internationally and through social media. She has lectured at New Delhi School of Planning; Musashi Institute of Technology; KEA University; McGill University; University of British Columbia; School of Architecture and Planning to name a few.         

She holds a Ph.D. from University College London, Energy Institute on designing future cities and energy evaluation.