Consultant | Post-doctoral fellowship Industrial Ecology, PhD Ecology, MSc Biological Science

Areas of Expertise: Industrial symbiosis, eco-industrial parks development and planning, industrial planning, regional development, public policies, resource efficiency, waste management,  material flow analysis.

Languages: English, Kannada, Hindi, Konkani

Career:  Megha has over 6 years of work experience in applying industrial ecology methods and tools to contexts in developing countries, especially India. She is an independent sustainability research consultant in India. As the former Research Director of the Resource Optimization Initiative (ROI) in India, she led their research program by initiating and securing funding, with collaborators, for several projects that examine resource flows in various systems. Solutions based on the recommendations of these studies have been implemented in large scale industrial estates, clusters of small and cottage scale industries and rural communities.

A member of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE), Megha was trained in Industrial Ecology during her postdoctoral fellowship, at the Center for Industrial Ecology, at Yale University, USA, where her work focused on industrial symbiosis in the Indian context and on applying industrial ecology to quantify the water balance for Bangalore. She was then offered an honorary Visiting Fellow position at Yale University. With a graphic designing team, Megha also makes infographics to visually represent complex information and data.

Outside the office… Megha spent months in the tropical rainforests of south India studying symbiosis between insects and plants for her PhD. The time she spent there, motivated her to apply her research skills to lower anthropogenic environmental impacts; she considers these forests as one of her dearest homes. She loves to swim, read and watch cartoons with her toddler daughter.

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Bangalore | India

Sofies Sustainability Leaders Pvt. Ltd.
RP Regency
50/7, 2nd Cross, P&T Colony
RT Nagar, Bangalore 560 032
Karnataka – INDIA

+91 98 455 32 921

Sofies-India (Sofies Sustainability Leaders Pvt. Ltd.) is incorporated under Indian law and located in Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley at the country’s southern end. Our offices are on the north side of the city, 30 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from downtown. We share 200m2 with other firms. Our diverse team of permanent staff speaks French, English, Hindi, German, Spanish, and other local languages.

With the goal of providing our clients with expanded services and greater proximity, two of our consultants are based in Mumbai and Delhi.