Arun Maira

HelpAge International

Arun Maira is chairman of HelpAge International, an NGO that aims to protect the rights of older people and help them overcome discrimination and poverty to lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. Maira held leadership positions with the Tata Group in India and Arthur D Little in the US, before returning to his country to become chairman of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) India. In 2009, he was appointed by the prime minister of India to the government's Planning Commission. He has been chairman of the Axis Bank Foundation and Save the Children India, and has written several books on leadership, capitalism, democracy and Indian affairs. This article is based on the author’s book, Transforming Systems: Why the World needs a New Ethical Toolkit, published this year by Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd. @ArunMaira

Articles by Arun Maira

Population & Society

Big Picture, Small Scale: Systems Thinking on the Ground

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Tackling development challenges such as climate change and ageing demographics requires an understanding of the many different factors contributing to the problem. Global solutions are not always the answer – local approaches combined with systems thinking can prove more effective, writes veteran management consultant Arun Maira, Chairman of HelpAge International, a global NGO aimed at helping the elderly lead dignified lives.