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Rajesh Buch

Rajesh Buch

Director, Sustainability Practice, International Development, Arizona State University


International Development
Arizona State University
PO Box 877205
Tempe, AZ 85287-7205


  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Director, Sustainability Practice, International Development, Arizona State University
  • Circular Economy Practice Lead, Director of Business Development, Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service


Rajesh Buch drives Arizona State University’s efforts to provide solutions to the complex sustainability challenges facing the developing world by linking ASU’s world-class researchers to international development funding agencies, and by fostering partnerships with NGOs, the public and private sectors, and foundations. He was instrumental in collaboratively building a hybrid, university-based sustainability solutions consulting practice at ASU, with applied research and solutions development work including developing systemic circular economy solutions at local and regional scales, building collaborative networks to advance circular economy, and building circular economy curricula for professional and academic classes and workshops.


  • PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2011
  • MBA, Strategic Marketing, Arizona State University, 1995
  • BSME, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1985


Ultra-low Emissions Combustion Patent

Six Sigma Orange Belt Certification