Mridula Ramesh is the founder of the Sundaram Climate Institute, which focuses on solid waste and water solutions and education. She is an active angel investor in cleantech startups, with a portfolio of over a dozen and counting. A graduate with distinction from Cornell University and armed with an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Mridula has worked at McKinsey in Silicon Valley before returning to India. Leveraging on her two decades of management experience, she teaches a postgraduate class on climate change at the Great Lakes Institute of Management. She is a regular columnist with Firstpost on climate change and has also written extensively for The Hindu. She is the Executive Director of Sundaram Textiles and lives and experiments in Madurai in a net zero-waste house with her husband and two children.