Saurav is Co-Founder and Designer of the Rural Futures innovation at the Balipara Foundation. Rural Futures integrates ecological gains with upward socio-economic mobility of forest-fringe communities. A strong believer in the power of nature and ecology, passionate about traditional indigenous knowledge and through Rural Futures, Saurav and his team mobilise forest-fringe communities especially, youth to engage in the complete value-chain of ecosystem restoration. The natural capital that is sustainably derived from restored habitats is utilised by communities to deliver universal basic assets – locally & autonomously. Saurav is an Acumen Fellow of the 2021 cohort.