Riya Saxena

Senior Associate, RMI India

Riya is a senior associate with the RMI India team. Her work focuses on catalysing climate finance to meet India’s 2070 net zero target. Prior to RMI India, Riya worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on sustainable finance policy advocacy and design of SDG-aligned financial instruments. As a member of the UNDP secretariat to the Ministry of Finance Task Force on Sustainable Finance, she facilitated discussions with regulators and industry members on sustainability disclosures and creation of a roadmap and taxonomy of sustainable activities for India. Previously, she worked with an impact investment platform, Asha Impact, to invest in for-profit early-stage social enterprises. Prior to this, she worked in London as a consultant to Charities Aid Foundation and Acumen Fund. Riya has a Masters in Development Economics from the London School of Economic and Political Science and is graduate in Economics (Hons) from Hansraj College.

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