Vice- President for Science and Research, World Resources Institute
Janet Ranganathan is the Vice President for Science and Research at the World Resources Institute. She works closely with the Managing Director to oversee the development of research strategies within and across WRI’s six programs: Food, Forest, Water, Climate Change, Energy, and Cities. Janet is also a member of the World Resources Report project team focusing on Food Futures: Feeding 9 Billion while Sustaining Ecosystems in a Changing Climate.
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. In addition, she serves on the board of Ceres, the International Integrated Reporting Council and the Mars Science Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the International Programme Advisory Committee for the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation Programme supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Janet Ranganathan received a BSc. (Hons) from Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, London in 1983, and a MSc. with distinction in Environmental Technology from Imperial College in 1990.