Vilas Dhar is an investor, attorney, and social entrepreneur with a passion for deploying innovative models and disruptive technologies that deliver rich social returns. As a co-founder at Dhar Law, LLP in Boston, Vilas has built a platform for socially conscious legal engagement, while also leveraging nontraditional strategy and private capital and philanthropy to empower non-profits, businesses, and governments.
Vilas is a new, but very active and passionate supporter of EcoLogic. He led a roundtable discussion on “Development Based on Human Rights” at EcoLogic’s 2014 fall benefit dinner. With the Next Mile Project, an experiment in nonprofit collaboration, he co-hosted another event with EcoLogic about the role of community development and conservation in Chiapas, Mexico.
How did you first find out about EcoLogic?
In the way of all such good things, we were introduced by way of a common connection. Prof. Christine Letts at the Hauser Center at Harvard Kennedy School served as an expert lecturer at the Next Mile Project, and Dave Kramer of EcoLogic was previously in her class. Connections were made, and I was very excited to learn about EcoLogic’s excellent work.