Assistant Director, Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC
Kiran is an Assistant Director in PwC, with 15 years’ experience of working on climate change, environmental and international development issues for the public and private sector.
Kiran began her career working an as economist for the UK government, where she advised on a range of policy issues before specialising in environmental and climate change policy. In 2008 Kiran joined the UK Committee on Climate Change – an independent body advising the UK Government on climate change. Here Kiran was the lead economic adviser on the UK’s long term (2050) emissions reduction target and adaptation.
Since joining PwC in 2013 Kiran has led the design and delivery of a UK funded Negotiations Support Programme. The programme entails working closely with negotiators form the poorest and most climate vulnerable countries to secure fair and ambitious outcomes in UN climate negotiations. This programme has successfully raised the prominence and influence of developing country negotiators, helped these countries to secure important concessions in the Paris Agreement, including the reference to limiting warming to 1.5degC and led to the creation of the High Ambition Coalition. The programme was awarded ‘Best International Project’ by Management Consulting Association in 2017.
Alongside this, Kiran focuses on providing technical input to and strategic oversight for several global, multi-year international climate and development projects for a number of donors.