Ria has expertise in the areas of Climate Finance, Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS), Sustainable Finance, ESG with ten years of experience in research and academia. She holds a PhD in Sustainable Finance from TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS), New Delhi and is a Masters in Economics from University of Calcutta. She was an HSBC Scholar in TERI SAS. As a DAAD-German Indian Climate Change Dialogue Fellow, she has presented her research at conferences held in Vienna, Berlin and Boston MA. She was also invited as an ICRIER Young Scholar by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Summer Institute, Massachusetts. She has previously worked with the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA), Development Alternatives Group (DA) on various issues pertaining to taxation, climate finance, blue finance and resource efficiency. At present Ria is a Senior Fellow and Research Lead at Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) working on various sustainability issues, philanthropic funding and impact investments. She is also a Visiting Faculty at TERI SAS, New Delhi in the Department of Business and Sustainability teaching a course on Financing for Sustainability. Previously Ria has also been a consultant with EU Switch Asia and Department of Finance, University of Szczecin, Poland. She has various research articles, academic papers, book chapters, op-ed’s and reports to her credit.
Ria can be reached at: [email protected]