What is this about?

In Our Hands is a podcast series featuring interviews with climate and sustainability experts on the front lines of climate action, emphasizing behavior change. Guests include researchers, journalists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, authors, and more.

What is on here?

This website hosts the episodes of our audio podcast, along with full transcripts for those who prefer to consume text.

Also on here is the introduction and table of contents of Ramanan’s book, titled In Our Hands (hence the podcast's name!). The “Storyline” section contains (very) concise summaries of the book’s arguments (but we strongly recommend you read the book!).

Who am I?

I’m Ramanan Raghavendran. I invest in climate and sustainability companies at Amasia, a thesis-driven global venture capital firm. I also have a personal blog here; and I co-host a climate fiction podcast called Futureverse with my friend Molly Wood.

I serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and as Chair of the Board of Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences. I serve on the Advisory Council of the Natural Capital Project at Stanford University. I serve on the board of Goodwill San Francisco Bay. I have been the seed funder and board member of several NGOs over the years including Magic Bus, an NGO that works with 500,000 at-risk children in South Asia.

A (slightly) lengthier bio can be found here.

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VC: climate and sustainability at Amasia. Service: Penn trustee, Penn Arts and Sciences board chair, SF Goodwill board. Learning: Stanford MLA student. Climate 🎤: inourhands.earth, futureverse.earth. Blog: insights.amasia.vc, ramanan.com.