Madhusudhan Kopparam: Madhu is a communications and branding consultant, currently based in Belgium. He is remotely involved in a variety of environmental and animal rights campaigns and holds a Masters degree in Mass Communications from Bangalore University and an MBA from the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium.
Dr. Ananth Chikatur: Ananth is an active volunteer in the Association for India’s Development, USA and Asha, USA. His interest areas include people’s movements on environmental and social justice issues and alternative energy technologies. He holds a Ph. D. in Experimental Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. Personal website.
Dr. Subramanya Sastry: Subbu has maintained the online support site for the Narmada Bachao Andolan, www.narmada.org for a couple of years and has also been a volunteer with Asha, USA. His interests include various people's initiatives in environmental and social justice issues. He holds a Ph. D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Dr. Subbarayan Prasanna retired as Professor of Urban and Regional Planning from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has made extensive contributions in a variety of urban and regional planning areas, is a leading expert on issues related to municipal law, urban finance and decentralization of urban administration and is also an architect. He assists a variety of civil society organisations in advocating planned and decentralized development for urban and industrial areas. The High Court of Karnataka appointed him as a Member of an Expert Committee to review urban infrastructure projects as a consequence of a PIL filed by ESG.
Dr. Lakshmi Nilakantan is a Statistician with a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, USA and MS from Mc Gill University, Montreal. She has made seminal contributions in the area of Game Theory, and has critically acclaimed publications in leading journals of Mathematics. She has several years of teaching experience in Minnesota, Indian Statistical Institute, and Indian Institute of Management. She has had corporate experience with Gallup, and is presently an independent consultant. She is actively involved in conducting statistical surveys to assist ESG's research and campaign initiatives. This includes ESG’s Community Access project at Raichur, socio-economic survey of Chamalapura and in reviewing the impacts of Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project.
Dr. Shirdi Prasad Tekur is an expert in Community Health, practicing Child Specialist and a well-known practitioner in Alternative Health Systems. An alumnus of St. John’s Medical College Hospital, he has discharged his services as a medical professional in the Defense Services in order to involve more actively in civil society. He is actively involved in ESG’s Community Access project at Raichur, Karnataka. The High Court of Karnataka appointed him as a Member of an Expert Committee to review urban infrastructure projects as a consequence of a PIL filed by ESG.
Sunil Dutt Yadav is an Advocate in the High Court of Karnataka and has BA, LLB (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University. He is the Counsel for ESG in all legal matters.
ESG is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes the cause of environmental and social justice through research, documentation, advocacy, training and campaign support. We aim to support the rights of local communities and voiceless ecosystems in a responsible, progressive manner that keeps contextual complexities in mind.