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Hi! I am Tushar Narula. My interests directed towards accommodating Environmental Social Governance aspects for value investments across domains and encouraging transformation of current organizations to seek positive returns and long-term impact on society.

My journey till now has uniquely incorporated engagement with the various dimensions of sustainability that uniquely resonate with the structure of a tree. Deeply rooted in the specific tone of minimalism that was generated from the organic lifestyle in rural India, my upbringing has helped me interact with local issues through my holistic local system of ‘Health and Sustainable Living campaigns’ recognized by CNN. Stemming into international standards through research institutions, MIT and USGCC have allowed me to contribute to the canvas of sustainability with different shades of valuable change and organized structure. The journey further branched into the professional environment with tools of smart city integration policy, consulting and advisory. Dealing with large multinationals such as IFC, Deloitte, AECOM and IGBC have equipped me to add innovation to the environment of growth.

My belief system is strongly instilled in the fact that sustainability and innovation expand exponentially with diverse thoughts and interaction of different disciplines



Licences and Additional Coursework:

Financial Modelling: Wharton Business School, Carbon Foot printing Diploma: IIM Ahmedabad, Plagiarism Recognition Certificate: Indiana University


Published Works


The Economic Times

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In the drastic scenarios created by COVID 19, The published article focuses upon equitable recovery as a holistic lens for Indian corporations to balance the immense short-term priorities and revitalize a healthy business ecosystem by using India’s diverse workforce to its advantage. It also highlights my devised Equitable Recovery Framework as a useful tool to improve an organization’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic and stitch the path to an equitable recovery through its internal functioning.



Haas School of Business EGAL:

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The published article focuses on organizational leadership. It describes it to be about value creation in domains of business, society, and our planet. The article highlights how flexibility and experimentation will become core components of leadership in the management of large home-based workforces and in the dire need to create a strong workflow and provide essential services, corporations have to take care of their strongest asset, i.e their human resources.

“And I thought of an equity fluent student who was no longer able to attend classes remotely due to weak internet service and my class now being held in the middle of his night — Tushar Narula. He had two choices when his exchange program was cut short due to this global pandemic and had to exit immediately to quarantine in his home country. He could wallow in frustration and sadness, and spin on how unfair the world is. Or he could think about what an Equity Fluent Leader would do. Brilliantly, and in one of the most pride-inducing experiences of my 18+ years teaching at Haas, he sent me an email with his strategy and said he “has been thinking about COVID and my class.”

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Elsevier: Science of the Total Environment Journal :

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Housing as a critical determinant of heat vulnerability and health

Municipalities use Heat Vulnerability Indices (HVIs) to quantify and map relative distribution of risks to human health in the event of a heatwave. These maps ostensibly allow public agencies to identify the highest-risk neighborhoods, and to concentrate emergency planning efforts and resources accordingly (e.g., to establish the locations of cooling centers). The method of constructing an HVI varies by municipality, but common inputs include demographic variables such as age and income – and to some extent, metrics such as land cover. However, taking demographic data as a proxy for heat vulnerability may provide an incomplete or inaccurate assessment of risk. A critical limitation in HVIs may be a lack of focus on housing characteristics and how they mediate indoor heat exposure. To provide an objective assessment of this limitation, we first reviewed HVIs in the literature and those published or commissioned by municipalities. We subsequently verified that most of these HVIs excluded housing factors. Next, to scope the potential consequences, we used physics-based simulations of housing prototypes (46,000 housing permutations per city) to estimate the variation in indoor heat exposure within high-vulnerability neighborhoods in Boston and Phoenix. The results show that by excluding building-level determinants of exposure, HVIs fail to capture important components of heat vulnerability. Moreover, we demonstrate how these maps currently overlook important nuances regarding the impact of building age and air conditioning functionality. Finally, we discuss the challenges of implementing housing stock characteristics in HVIs and propose methods for overcoming these challenges.


Perennial Environmental Journal of Berkeley

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Agro Ecology Adaption Based Framework to Empower the Ruralbased Farmers for Climate Change: Improving Kenya

Climate change has created rifts in the formal ways of farming in Kenya. The different methods used have less focus on the development of land sustainability and biodiversity. The recent pushtowards infrastructural development has threatened the farmed lands.

The Published paper proposes a framework consists of six crucial actions that can be adhered to and carried out in the form of a project. It would consist of the creation of model Agroecology farms, formal training of trainers (TOTs) programs, development of farmer outreach programs, design of biodiversity action plans, choice of community crop insurance scheme and project monitoring/evaluation.



CNN IBN: “ Making Stronger a India”

Top 5 Indian Changemakers: Independence Day coverage for Anemia Free Nation Social Campaign on the diagnosing symptoms and testing of 900 people, 2016



UC Berkeley Student Spotlight (Year 2020)

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Selected as the student spotlight of the year 2020 by UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design for a multidimensional view of sustainability and the ability to interject city systems and proposed solutions through resilient design, urban theories, quantitative methods and policy analysis.



Forbes Under 30 Scholar

Selected as Forbes Under 30 scholar from University of California at Berkeley through the highlight of various leadership principles and sustainable business benchmarks showcased.

The business media company worked with schools across the U.S with strengths in different areas to ensure that 1000 diverse set of high-achieving students from many universities engaged in the program.



UC Berkeley CIRCUS Exemplary Project Student Showcase

BeSmart Smart Campus Solutions

BeSmart – Smart Campus Solutions selected for the 10th annual UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design ‘CIRCUS’ student showcase.
The College of Environmental Design’s Circus is a platform for the showcase of outstanding student work. Circus is an opportunity for alumni, friends, and supporters of CED to come to Wurster Hall and experience the exemplary projects that our graduating students of Architecture, Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design, and City + Regional Planning

BeSmart: Smart Campus Solutions’ is a consulting firm that provides services to University campuses in order to holistically upgrade its infrastructure and take measures in multidimensional fields to improve their interaction with the campus community at various levels.

BeSmart creates Smart Area Plans (SAP’s) that engage orthodox campus spaces with sustainability, design, innovation and feasible technology in order to enhance the experience of the students and all other members of the campus community.

The mission of BeSmart is to holistically upgrade form and functionality of campus spaces and engage the community in multidimensional fields to re innovate the existing infrastructure.




4th U.S. India Conference: Investing in mutual strengths

Only Selected Delegate for the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design representing university involvements in the mutual corporation.

The 4th US-India Conference highlighted the bilateral and global opportunities available to the two countries and explore the areas of mutual cooperation in the new world order.



4th Smart City India Conference: By ISOCARP

Only Selected Representative of University of California, Berkeley to showcase the interaction of smart technologies and campus spaces.

Smart Cities India expo has developed into Asia’s largest trade fair and conference on this subject, organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) & Exhibitions India Group. The expo featured key verticals that make up the smart city framework

The expo attracted the attention of government leaders, city administrators, public enterprises, urban planners, architects, social groups, influential individuals, industry experts, entrepreneurs, other countries, their diplomats and enterprises, ICT and other technology organisations, buildings, construction, energy, transportation, water industries, and all other disciplines and business involved in improving city infrastructure relevant to creating smart and sustainable areas.



Global Leadership Conference: The Rise of Potential

Speaker at the global leadership conference hosted by the University of California for schools around the world. Topics of speech included vision making, scenario building and meeting management for the leaders of tomorrow.



University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

Guest Lecturer for the graduating MTech. Class on the possible uses of renewable energy and off grid refrigeration to enrich the farming community of India.
UPES is India’s foremost specialized graduate, post graduate and doctoral programs in key areas such as Energy, Infrastructure, Transportation, Information Technology, Design, Planning & Architecture, Public Policy and Legal studies.

  • Invited by Dr. Nihal Anwar Siddiqui, Head – Health, Safety & Environment.
  • Addressed the students of the graduating M-Tech class on Environment Sciences, including Climate Change.
  • Also spoke about his work on Renewable energy and integrating the same with his community service initiatives. View more

Client Acknowledged Projects


ESG Monitoring Framework

Acknowledged by: Eric Cesal and Marcus Owens
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The combination of The Filter and The Monitoring Framework incorporate the green washing and negative practices to make sure that sustainability reporting does not provide a false sense of sustainability progress. The analytic tool incorporates all parts of the supply chain and to make sure that financial progress is done in an ethical, transparent and truly sustainable manner.

  • The evolving nature of the market and the factors involved in the calculation of ESG create an essential need for a company to keep all the evaluation factors in check and emerge as a true leader in sustainability through its reporting and ESG measures.
  • It is also essential for an organization to address the key barriers of board oversight and short-term marketing strategies as they are identified and looked down upon.
  • The monitoring framework’s holistic nature considers the importance of transparency to the consumer and includes strategies that can be implemented for better communication.
  • The Filter, as a tool, has been specifically designed to create consumer transparency around themethods and practices of large companies. It plays a crucial part in the monitoring framework as well.



Cybersecurity Diversity and Inclusion Industry Report

Acknowledged by Dr. Kellie McElhaney and Monica Armand

Client: Synack Consulting

Download PDF of Snapshot: Synack – Snapshot
Download PDF of Report: Synack Final Class Submission

The project dives into DEI consulting and addresses the issue of how to increase the number of women in the cybersecurity workforce; how to increase the number of women at the C-suite level and as conference presenters.
The project strategically creates a structured industry survey that focuses on women in cybersecurity & other DEI communities to address the lack of representation in the field With the 50-100 survey results, the team intends to inspire action & change in the cybersecurity space for women and other minority groups. It also creates various recommendations to improve upon the DEI of the structures.



Siting Transit Oriented Affordable Housing through GIS

Client: ARUP Consulting and Bridge Housing
Download PDF of the Project: Brawley_Facciolo_Narula_poster

BRIDGE Housing is a real estate corporation that builds, owns and manages affordable housing in the Bay Area. My team and I consulted with a BRIDGE housing employee and an ARUP head to collaborate on a project to site buildings or lots suitable for transit-oriented affordable housing in San Francisco. We therefore decided to create a site suitability map, an analysis of essential services and a 3D TIN visualization to site a few parcels for our client.



Point based platform design model for private investment in city planning.

Client: UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design

The project addresses the issue of How can investment firms and governments interact to improve/promote the sustainability of the local natural systems. It uses the methods of UN SDG engagement, Crucial CSR contribution and commitment to clean financing. It has four quantifiable ways to measure direct investments, implementation support, raising awareness and contribution towards climate and environmental projects.

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Optimize Smart City Spaces and Energy Capturing Procedures

Optimize smart city spaces model imitates the different technologies that encourages the use of renewable energy to make an economical and sustainable impact on an area. It has a specialized parking lot area that uses the energy released from downward and upward moving vehicles to produce energy. It uses the energy released through the Piezeo effect through movement of people. The unique energy capturing processes were acknowledged and encouraged for further implementation


Urban Research: Speculating The Impact of homelessness on visitor attraction, tourism and corporate retail industries in the city of San Francisco

Client: Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley

Download Research in PDF format:  Tushar Narula Final Urban Research Assignment

The Urban Research, as a part of ENV DES 100 course at University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design provides the opportunity to engage with an urban issue and understand how it dynamically interacts with the physical and socio-economic nature of two neighborhoods. As the final format, the purpose of this document is to knit together the different aspects of the urban research conducted throughout the course of the semester. It narrates how they individually contribute towards the development of the issue in the two selected neighborhoods. This document also narrows down the impact of the issue to the dynamic nature of the neighborhoods and how it hampers the development of related industries. Finally, the document identifies the core problems and recommends the steps that can improve on the issue.

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Policy Memo for The City of Stockton.

Memorandum for Stakeholders – Susan Lofthus, Chair of Water Committee

Download PDF of the Policy Memo: Stockton Policy Memo

The city of Stockton, as a county seat of the San Joaquin Valley, is located in Central Valley California has been a major agricultural land for years together. Due to its agricultural abundance. With a population of 310,496 in 2017, it comprises 41.6% of San Joaquin County’s population of 745,424 people. Stockton’s population is incredibly diverse, but also disproportionately faces economic hardship. The city faces a variety of issues such as poverty, crime, water troubles and faltering economic development. The topic chosen for the memo is one of the major threats and insecurities of the people of Stockton. The Groundwater/Water pollution in the firm agricultural land causes a variety of issues including equity, long term sustainability and security for the businesses and the citizens living around the area the lack of access to clean and safe water to the citizens causes various inequality issues and violates the newly codified Human Right to Water.(HRTW) The drinking water contaminated by the industrial by-products causes many low income communities to suffer. DUC residents are people of color who face the cumulative impacts from environmental contamination. The planning documents chosen for the assessment include the General Plan, Envision Stockton, Zoning Map, Water quality reports, Water Rate Study Report, USGS Groundwater Quality, Urban water management plan, Groundwater management plan, water rate study report, Eastern SJ groundwater basin management plan and private company reports such as Hydroviv



Building Sensitivity. Bringing Change

I CARE is a community service foundation that has focus on healthcare, women education and sanitation.


Offers services to the deprived children with social economic and psychological problems through non-institutional and community bases programmers. Main motive of this is to provide educational.

Women Healthcare

Women’s Health Care provides comprehensive, quality obstetrical and gynecological care with the warmth, responsiveness and accessibility of a community-based practice.

Anemia Free Nation

Anemia Free Nation (AFN) is a public health campaign which envisions a society free from anemia, the campaign is composed of camps where the AFN team tests the locals for anemia and provides treatment (for free) to people who turn out to be anemic. The camps mainly concentrate on women and children from the lower economic class.
For more info visit http://www.anemiafreenation.org/
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