Aniruddha Dasgupta
Global Director
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Aniruddha Dasgupta, Global Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, guides the Center in developing environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable solutions to improve people’s quality of life in developing cities. He oversees a global team of experts in sustainable transport, urban development, building efficiency, low-carbon energy, water risk and governance. Previously with the World Bank, Ani was Director of Knowledge and Learning, providing leadership and direction in offering knowledge services for development. Dedicated to international projects, Ani has extensive operational work on community based development, urban environment, disaster management, solid waste management, water supply and sanitation. Ani also serves as WRI Director of the Coalition for Urban Transitions, Special Initiative of the New Climate Economy (NCE), a global partnership of eight economic and policy research institutes. The Coalition is a major international initiative to support decision-makers to unlock the power of cities for enhanced national economic, social, and environmental performance, while reducing climate change risk.