Padmakshi Rana
Director, Programs

Padmakshi has experience in researching and consulting at the intersection of business sustainability and innovation. Her work and research interest spans across business model and value innovation for sustainability, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Prior to moving back to Kathmandu, she was based in Singapore. While there, she co founded a sustainability-led innovation consultancy. It also included a consultancy stint at CSRWorks International, followed by a short spell in writing with Eco-Business, an online sustainability publication.During her time in England, she was a research associate at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. She holds an MPhil in Environment, Society and Development and PhD in Manufacturing Management (thesis explored CSR in food manufacturing companies) from the University. Her preceding educational qualification includes an MBA, followed by a marketing career in ecotourism at Dharma Adventures, Nepal. Padmakshi joined Nepal Communitere in January 2019 as a sustainability champion. Nepal Communitere’s aspirational leadership, dynamic team and ethos of being a vibrant community-led innovation hub for entrepreneurs and changemakers in Nepal, drew her to the organization. The journey since then has been of true gratification and exhilaration.