Shailly Kedia is a multidisciplinary research professional who has more than 15 years of experience in policy research, consulting, advocacy and capacity building. She is a Associate Director at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi. She has led interdisciplinary initiatives involving policy research, advocacy and capacity building on green growth, green economy, climate policy, sustainable consumption and production, sustainable development goals and international organization supported by agencies and organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, Asian Development Bank, Global Green Growth Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Forests, British Petroleum, foundations, corporates, bilateral agencies and state governments.
She is a Board Member of World Sustainable Development Forum and has been Member of the Taskforce on Greening Rural Development of the Ministry of Rural Development, Member of the Indo-German Expert Group on Green and Inclusive Economy, and Co-chair of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform Research Committee on Inclusiveness. Before joining TERI, she worked with the Sustainable Development Network of the World Bank in Washington, DC; and with the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.
She has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) from the National Institute of Technology-Surat and Master of Business Administration (Finance) from University of Stirling, Scotland. She pursued a Post-baccalaureate Elective in International Development from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She is also currently pursuing doctoral studies from the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and where her doctoral research examines the interface between the United Nations and Business on Sustainable Development.