Grounded Advisor

Ravi Sunnak

Exec. Vice President, Porter Novelli

Ravi Sunnak works with global clients to develop and build successful initiatives around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Social Impact programs. At Porter Novelli (PN) he has spearheaded campaigns for Johnson & Johnson Social Impact, the One Earth Climate Model and Comic Relief Red Nose Day to name a few. Ravi is a partner of the Social Innovation Summit and was the architect of PN’s association with the #GivingTuesday movement and One Young World’s Lead 2030 initiative.

Building on his expertise as a trusted senior counsel for c-suite executives, Ravi recently launched PN MAP (“mission and purpose”), a proprietary tool used to unearth an executive’s personal social purpose and amplify that message to both internal and external stakeholders.

Prior to joining Porter Novelli, Ravi spent a number of years building up a corporate and cause practice for Havas PR. During that time, he worked closely with United Nations Foundation and their coalition of partners on a series of award-winning global activations, launching groundbreaking movements around the foundation’s yearlong action/2015 campaign, the Earth To Paris summit and the launch of the SDGs. He has also directed integrated campaigns for Bloomberg Philanthropies, U.N. Women HeForShe, Sustainable Energy for All and The Climate Group.

Ravi has spoken at events during WEF Davos and SXSW, and was named one of PRWeek’s 40 under 40 professionals in 2017. He was also a finalist in 2019 for PR Week’s Most Purposeful PR award.