Shalini Rajan

Shalini is a consultant with the Sattva Solutions Group, working with key CSR clients in delivering impact through implementation and advisory services.

She has worked as a consultant at the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore on a collaborative research programme on climate change adaptation. She has worked closely on adaptation trends and patterns observed in peri-urban areas around Bangalore. She has also worked at the Currency Derivatives team at Goldman Sachs. Shalini is committed to using the power of technology to deliver improve governance the grassroots. She is also passionate about mainstreaming sustainable practices across the board, and bringing women at the fore of sustainable development.

Shalini has an Economics (Hons.) degree from Christ University, Bangalore and an M.Sc. in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ritu George Kaliaden

Ritu is part of Sattva’s Knowledge vertical with experience in development research and practice in the areas of policy and access, sustainable development and socio-spatial urban research.

Prior to this, Ritu has managed large scale development research studies as well as had corporate stints. She has also worked with The/Nudge Foundation, Make a Difference and Habitat for Humanity International in programme management and research roles. An affiliate of the Temporary Urbanism Lab at the University of Birmingham, she has also undertaken independent research work in collaboration with peers across the globe.

Ritu is an Erasmus Mundus scholar and holds a Masters in International Cooperation and Urban Development from Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany and a Bachelors in Architecture from the College of Engineering Trivandrum.