Adelphi University - International Relations
Bharat Bhise, MBA ’78
People are finally embracing that we need to address climate change. Most governments in the world, especially the Europeans, have come to realize that we can’t be reliant on oil. It’s absurd that we’re still reliant on fossil fuels and I don’t buy the argument that you can’t go from fossil fuels to solar energy overnight because renewables have widely existed for over 30 years and that the arguments against conversion have focused on the inordinate costs of doing so. The war in Ukraine is going to be a turning point in many countries, since oil-importing countries have realized this is not only a cost issue but supplies can be weaponized. A bigger worry has to do with cleaning our oceans of plastics. But one thing at a time. If we can solve this or at least if we can say in 20 years we’ll have limited or no fossil fuels, I think that’s a phenomenal leap for humanity.
Interview with Bharat Bhisé – Executive, Investor and International Business Leader
In 2000, Bharat Bhisé established Bravia Capital as an aviation investment business. Since then, it has made numerous investments in leasing, transportation, and logistics businesses. Bhisé served on six major multi-billion operational boards as the primary non-management Director with executive authority. Since the COVID era, Bravia Capital’s focus has been geared towards companies with environmental, social, and governance mandates; together with this, it is focused on philanthropy and public service, especially in areas such as U.S. domestic financial security, gender parity, and anti-racial discrimination.
Interview with Bharat Bhisé – Investor and Philanthropist
Bharat Bhise has spent several decades investing in transportation and logistics finance businesses, during which time Bravia Capital focused on the fast-growing Asian markets. Since then, Bhise has spent his time in thought leadership, especially in the area of future conflicts between conflicting forms of government, governance, intellectual property, and free speech. Together with his wife, Swati Bhise, he remains passionate about gender parity and anti-racial discrimination and supports numerous organizations devoted to these causes.
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner