Ashwini is a Manager with the Climate program of WRI India. Her work focusses on areas at the intersection of climate, economics and development, which comprises topics such as Carbon Pricing and Sustainable Development linkages of climate actions. Ashwini leads WRI’s India’s work on carbon markets. Her ongoing research includes incorporating socioeconomic and environmental considerations in renewable energy decision-making. Through her engagement with private sector and other non-state actors, she also supports WRI’s efforts to strengthen non-state and subnational climate action.

Prior to WRI, Ashwini worked as a climate change and sustainability consultant with Ernst & Young LLP (EY) in Mumbai. At EY, she advised clients on energy and carbon management, sustainability strategy, and CDM, Gold Standard and VCS projects across real estate, power, pharmaceutical, FMCG, infrastructure, steel, and textile sectors. She has also interned with Centre for Policy Research (CPR) in New Delhi, supporting research in energy efficiency and climate change for India.

Ashwini holds a Master's degree (MPA) in Public and Economic Policy from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a specialization in Environmental and Resource Economics, and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mumbai.

She lives in Mumbai with her husband, Vivek and their not-so-little pup, Pesto. She is passionate about sustainable living, and enjoys reading, road trips, running and trekking.