Gyan de Silva


Following on from a successful internship with TBC, we are delighted that Gyan has continued as part of the TBC team as our Researcher. His insight into business and biodiversity informs his pragmatic and real-world outlook. During his internship with TBC, he undertook an intensive research project on corporate biodiversity goals on No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact and continued to build his and TBC’s approach to the business case for biodiversity conservation.

Alongside, his Researcher role for TBC, Gyan is also busy completing his Masters in Environmental Management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he is exploring interdisciplinary approaches to biodiversity conservation. At Yale, Gyan has been a student consultant to both the National Geographic Society and the IPCC, and is the incoming leader of Yale’s International Society of Tropical Foresters. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Ecological Science with Management at the University of Edinburgh.

In between his undergraduate and graduate studies, Gyan worked for two years in Sri Lanka for IUCN as a consultant. At IUCN, he became involved in work for both public sector and private sector clients. He provided research and aided in fieldwork for projects ranging from terrestrial and marine biodiversity conservation to company CSR to national biodiversity policy.