Shruthi Rao

New York, NY

Shruthi Rao is a sustainability expert, strategist, mentor and management consultant for businesses, organizations, and individuals. Shruthi advises companies on meeting financial objectives through sustainability programs (from energy efficiency investments to climate resiliency), and helping them to increase accountability and transparency through CDP and GRI sustainability reporting.

Shruthi is also the co-founder of Adapt Ready, an SaaS provider helping companies in managing risk and adapting to the effects of climate change.

Shruthi is a 2010 Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps Fellow [1]. Through the program, she developed strategies for Akamai Technologies to re-structure the company's data center collocation contracts and remove barriers to off-peak energy efficiencies. Her work received acclaim in the Uptime Institute 2011 Green IT Enterprise Awards competition [2]. In addition, she has participated in and moderated several panels on global sustainability issues.

Shruthi has worked with clients in various industries from information technology and publishing, to breweries, tourism and beyond. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, extreme sports, and event management.

[1] http://edfclimatecorps.org/2010-results-northeast-companies#akamai
[2] http://symposium.uptimeinstitute.com/2011-geit-awards