Ani Dasgupta

President & CEO, World Resources Institute

Ani Dasgupta is President and CEO of World Resources Institute, where he works to advance the institute’s global vision to improve the lives of all people and ensure that nature can thrive. He took the helm at WRI after seven years as Global Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, which is dedicated to shaping a future where cities work better for all people.

Under his leadership, WRI set a bold new five-year strategy. Getting the Transition Right for People, Nature and Climate 2023-2027, which sets the course for a new era of economic opportunity to meet people’s essential needs, restore nature and rapidly lower emissions while building resilient communities.

He developed his expertise in positions ranging from nonprofits in India to the World Bank. A widely recognized leader in sustainable cities, poverty alleviation, and building cultures of inclusion, Dasgupta has built strong cross-sector, multi-national coalitions with governments, corporations, and civil society.