Janet Ranganathan

Janet Ranganathan is the Vice President for Research, Data, and Innovation at the World Resources Institute, an action-oriented global research organization that works in more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Ethiopia, DRC, and Europe. She plays a lead role in ensuring that WRI’s research and data is robust and actionable across WRI’s seven programs: Food, Forest, Water, Climate, Energy, Ocean, and Cities.

During her tenure, Janet has held diverse positions across WRI. She has rolled out numerous initiatives to address the root causes of poverty and environmental degradation, including Resource Watch, Better Buying Lab and Creating a Sustainable Food Future. Janet founded and led the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative, an international multi-stakeholder partnership convened by WRI and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to develop international greenhouse gas accounting and reporting standards.

Janet is Vice-Chair of the Ceres Board of Directors and a member of WRI Europe and WRI Brazil’s boards. She serves on the advisory boards of WRI Africa, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, SAI (Sustainable Agriculture Initiative), and the U.K. Research and Innovation and Natural Environment Research Council Digital Environment Expert Network.

Join Janet at the webinar The Climate Crisis and Agriculture: The Global View and On-Farm Responses on Tuesday November 17 at 12 noon Pacific time. It is free of charge and open to the public, but registration is required. All webinars, socials and convention events are included in the Full Convention registration. To participate in one or more free webinars only, please choose the Webinars Only option.

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