Vice President for Science and Research, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Janet Ranganathan is the Vice President for Science and Research at World Resources Institute (WRI). She oversees and takes a lead role in the planning, quality control, and evaluation of WRI’s research and publications. She mentors research staff, manages effective peer review processes, and oversees mechanisms for project and program evaluation.
Before becoming Vice President, Janet directed WRI’s People and Ecosystem Program to reverse ecosystem degradation and ensure their capacity to meet human needs. Janet has also served in WRI’s Market and Enterprise and Climate and Energy Programs. She developed and directed WRI’s US Climate Policy Initiative which advanced policies and business actions that resulted in significant greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and founded and directed the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative, the international accounting and reporting standard for business and numerous national and state greenhouse gas programs. Prior to joining WRI Janet worked on business and environmental issues in the U.K. both as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire and in a regulatory capacity with the Department of Environment and Hertfordshire Waste Regulatory Authority.
Janet received a BSc. (Hons) from Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, London in 1983, and an MSc. with distinction in Environmental Technology from Imperial College in 1990.