ESG Team

Anirudh Menon

Anirudh Menon

Research Associate

A mechanical engineering graduate with a passion for environmental and wildlife conservation.Anirudh has interned briefly with other non profits in the past. He is an amateur wildlife photographer and an avid trekking enthusiast.

Sachin

Sachin

Legal Research

Sachin is a lawyer by profession who has a deep passion for social and environmental justice. He has worked at both non-profits as well as law firms. After completing the YPPLE fellowship at Centre for Social Justice, Ahmedabad, he went on to complete his LL.M in Law and Development from Azim Premji University, Bangalore. He has also worked for Dua Associates and Oxfam India. He hopes to bring his human rights and legal experience into the environmental governance field as he believes that all these areas need to work in tandem and should be viewed holistically in order to bring about long-lasting change.

Mary Margaret

Mary Margaret

Accounts & Admin

Ms Mary has over two decades of experience working with non-profits in the education, capacity building, rural development and the women empowerment sector. She coordinates the accounts, human resources and admin activities at ESG.

Nidhi Hanji

Nidhi Hanji

An advocate with a passion for environmental law. After completion of her LL.B., she has worked at a litigation firm and practiced before various courts in Bengaluru. She has also completed a PG Diploma course on environmental law and policy from National Law University, Delhi.

Leo F. Saldanha

Leo F. Saldanha

Coordinator/Trustee

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Bhargavi S Rao

Bhargavi S Rao

Senior Fellow/Trustee

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ESG Trustees

Past ESG Members


Consultants

Amrita Menon

Amrita Menon

Amrita is an ecologist, who has previously worked with NGOs focussed on wildlife conservation and environmental education at the grassroot level. With an International Master’s in Applied Ecology and her prior work experiences, she comes with a background in research and geospatial data analysis as well as designing workshops for the same. She hopes to use her learnings to contribute to building stronger narratives to tackle environmental and social justice issues at ESG while acquiring skills in the area of public policy and governance. Email: amrita[@]esgindia.org

Varun M J

Varun M J

Varun is an Innovation Consultant with 17 years of broad experience in Research, IT, Operations and Management. He has worked on a plethora of projects with international firms, startups and non-profit organizations. His work with Innovation & Management involves leveraging Design Thinking strategy for empathizing with the users, citing out the need for understanding & observing the pain points of the end-user. An individual of manifold interests, Varun possesses a logical and human-centric approach towards challenges. Email: varun[@]esgindia.org

Dr. Swetha Rao Dhananka

Dr. Swetha Rao Dhananka

Dr. Swetha is a sociologist and teaches at Haute Ecole de Travail Social, Fribourg, Switzerland. Swetha consults with ESG in matters of urban governance, in developing training workshops for various audiences, in studying participatory processes, supports fund raising and in optimizing organizational learning. She obtained her PhD from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and was a post-doc fellow at the Development Planning Unit at UCL (London) and the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (Bangalore). Her research examines urbanisation in the Global South – particularly with regard to its social effects, various institutional responses and political claim-making. She consults with ESG on research and educational projects. Email:swetha[@]esgindia.org

Janani S

Janani S

Janani is an architect, who has worked for 7 years in the sustainable building design space through research based practice called Mud Hands architects, Bangalore as a design faculty in CEPT, Ahmedabad, teaching climate responsive design. She has worked to demystify sustainable architecture by organising capacity building amongst various student groups. As an avid trekker, she loves to immerse herself in nature. She assists ESG in various educative programmes.

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