Ramana James


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Ramana James is the Course Facilitator for Centre for Social Impact UNSW's  Creating Shared Value course (COMM5710).

He has experience working across Europe and Asia on sustainability and climate change, and has extensive experience in developing integrated and embedded approaches to sustainability that support strategic priorities and commercial success of organisations.

As the Executive General Manager of Safer Communities at IAG, Ramana now leads a diverse team that is responsible for developing, executing, and enabling IAG’s organisational wide safer communities and shared value activity, including IAG’s role in the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer communities.

This approach has a strong focus on executing on IAG’s purpose of ‘making your world a safer place’ and supporting commercial opportunities through this work.

Ramana has a long career in sustainability and shared value. Prior to his role at IAG he led sustainability and shared value teams across the telecommunication and property industries with Vodafone and Stockland.

Ramana has previously been recognised as a ‘Shared value trailblazer’ at the BOSS Magazine shared value awards and is a Co-Chair of the Coordinating Working Group for the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative.

ramana.james@unsw.edu.au