Karl Mehta came to the U.S. from India with only $300 in his pocket. Today, he’s a serial entrepreneur and a leader in the sustainable development goal (SDG) movement.
Remarkably prolific, Karl founded and is CEO of EdCast, a personal learning network. He also sits on the Board of Directors of multiple companies, including a non-profit—Code for India—that builds technology app solutions addressing public service issues especially in developing countries.
OpenFinInc readers will also know Karl Mehta as a co-author along with Carol Realini of Financial Inclusion at the Bottom of the Pyramid, a book about the explosive growth of financial inclusion, FinTech, mobile phones and entrepreneurship especially in developing parts of the world.
Karl cares deeply about improving education, human health, children and the environment.
Recently, he accepted a Novus Award, the first ever for sustainable development goal (SDG) achievement at the UN General Assembly. (See Karl’s acceptance video below.)
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Movement
In 2015 193 UN member countries sent leaders to New York to agree on 17 sustainable development goals (SDG’s) focused on the environment, economic development, social inclusion and governing with integrity. This important meeting followed on the heels of the millennium development goals agreed to in 2001.
Click on the image below for an interactive model of the new sustainable development goal description: