Ratish Namboothiry

Ratish Namboothiry

Director - Innovation for Good
Kohler Co.

Ratish’s passion lies in the innovation and implementation of sustainable business solutions to address the UN-Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ratish leads Kohler’s Innovation for Good, the company’s internal incubator focused on developing and implementing new business solutions that have a social purpose. His role includes leading the assessment and incubation of socially relevant technologies and business concepts, and the conversion of ideas into successful products and services, while also driving sales and distribution. Ratish is also responsible for leading enterprise level sustainability strategy and performance. This includes driving progress against enterprise sustainability goals, leading programs, governance, and reporting. He also works closely with all business unit leaders to embed sustainability into their operations and product innovation strategies.

Ratish has been a sustainability champion throughout his career at Kohler, from designing HVAC systems and implementing energy efficient building solutions, to bringing new plumbing products to market that are water efficient. Recently, Namboothiry led Kohler’s work with the Closed-Loop Advanced Sanitation System (CLASS) project, an effort jointly funded by Kohler Co. and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop sustainable sanitation solutions for underserved markets around the world.

Track: Influencing Consumer Behavior at Scale

Join a discussion with sustainability leaders about the ways companies are working to address Scope 3 emissions and bring consumers into their sustainability journeys to reach their goals and make impact at-scale.... see more

Tuesday 18th October
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM