Chandra Bhushan is the Deputy Director General of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a Delhi-based thinktank. With an academic background in Environmental Planning and Technology from Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, he has been associated with CSE since 1997. He heads the Industry-Environment, Pollution Monitoring Laboratory, Food Safety and Toxins, Renewable Energy, Climate Change Policy and Advocacy and Training teams at CSE. He is also Consulting Editor for Down To Earth magazine, and oversees institutional development as a whole.

He advises a range of institutions as part of advocacy for environmental issues worldwide. He was the co-chair of the technical advisory committee, Global Reporting Initiative, USA/Netherlands till 2002. He is also a member of Food and Agriculture Division (FAD 14), Bureau of Indian Standards, BIS Environmental management sectional committee, Copenhagen Working Group on CSR (business and development), Copenhagen Business School, EIA Accreditation Committee, QCI, and on the board of Governors, NABET, QCI. He is also an expert member for the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) group of countries.