Monica Ridgway manages the Green Growth Network at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. In this position, she supports a network of cities to develop methodologies to quantify the co-benefits of climate action and work more effectively with the private sector.
Monica worked at Ecologic Institute from 2012 to 2015 as a Researcher. Her research focused on urban sustainability and resilience. Monica is a native English speaker and has a working knowledge of German.
Monica Ridgway managed the European research project Post Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO) funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Program (FP7). Furthermore, she performed market research for water information products and services for the FP7 project Sharing Water-related Information to Tackle CHanges in the Hydrosphere - for Operational Needs (SWITCH-ON).
Previously, Monica worked as a guest researcher at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) on the topic of behavioral economics and mobility. Prior to joining Ecologic Institute, she worked at the Institute of Public Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin, Germany) and at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. During her undergraduate studies, Monica was a research assistant at the McCombs School of Business Management Department and at the Center for International Business Education and Research.
Monica was awarded a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for her studies in the Master's Program in Economics and Management Science at HU Berlin, where she wrote her master's thesis titled "Decoupling economic activity and car use: an analysis of US metropolitan areas." Monica received her BBA from the University of Texas at Austin (USA) with a double major in Business Honors and Marketing and minor in Management and Communication Studies. She studied abroad in Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and Prague (Czech Republic).