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Environmental Management Centre LLP (EMC) was established in 1996. Dr. Prasad Modak founded EMC when he left Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in 1995 where he was faculty at the Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE) from 1984.

We’ve come a long way; 24 years.

EMC has grown from a handful of team members to a larger group of professionals working for the three entities of EMC LLP and Ekonnect.

Our services are strategic, knowledge driven and supported through research and training. All assignments benefit from our expertise in harmonizing economic, environmental and social considerations into business logic, development plans and policy frameworks.

Over the past decades, we have conceived, developed and executed a number of national, regional and international assignments that have set several "firsts".

Many have stimulated action leading to policy reforms, sustainable investments and long term capacity building.

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We value both concept and implementation. Sustainability is the focus.

At the time when EMC was founded, sustainability was far from the "buzz" word it is today. EMC's mission to practice sustainability could thus be viewed as proactive, visionary and influencing environmental consultancy.

Mainstreaming sustainability is recognized for the advantage it brings and not just an expression of ethos. The "advantage factor" includes environmental and social dimensions as well as economic gains. These include savings, increase in brand value and ability to leverage. Sustainability based strategies are risk averse and high on opportunities for value addition.

EMC believes that these advantages are not the purview of a select few but are in fact available and rightly should be, to 'all' concerned. This is precisely the mission of EMC.

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EMC Logo elements

The EMC logo is based on the Panchamahaboota, the five elements of the cosmic order that are central to Indian Philosophy. The Vedic symbols seen in harmonic arrangement on the auspicious banana leaf represent the Aakash (ether), Jal (water), Vaayu (air), Agni (fire), and Prithvi (earth), and together assert EMC's commitment to holistic solutions in environmental management.

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EMC Quality Policy

We provide consulting services in the field of environmental and social assessment & management. Our services are strategic, knowledge driven and supported through research. In all our assignments, we harmonize economic, environmental and social considerations into business logic, development plans and policy frameworks. Capacity building is addressed in all our services to ensure sustainability and effectiveness of solutions we provide.

Understanding that the challenges and opportunities in the environmental sector evolve, we innovate our services to meet customer interests, be effective and lead the market. We focus on providing robust and rounded solutionsin time while meeting customer requirements.

To add value to the customer, we deliver our services through a multi-disciplinary team that is competent and gender inclusive. Each team member is presented an opportunity aligning with their interests to grow and reach their true potential.

We are a responsible consulting company and ensure highest level of ethical conduct and personal integrity in all our engagements.

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How We Work

We deliver solutions through two entities.

EMC is the 'core'. EMC undertakes path-breaking and innovative assignments. There is never a templated approach.

Ekonnect is the 'surround'. Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation (Ekonnect) was established in 2012 as a Section 8 company.

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Executive President, Environmental Management Centre LLP and Director, Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation, Ex- Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Worked with almost all key UN, multi-lateral and bi-lateral developmental institutions and intergovernmental organizations in the world. Apart from Government of India and various State Governments, his advice is sought by Governments of Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Mauritius, Thailand and Vietnam.  

Member of Indian Resources Panel at MoEFCC, Member of Task Force on Sustainable Public Procurement at the Ministry of Finance. Drafted Report on Status on Resource Efficiency and Recommendations towards Circular Economy for NITI Aayog. Contributor to UNEP’s Green Economy report. Co-author of the Global Waste Management Outlook and Chief Editor of Asia Waste Management Outlook for the United Nations Environment.


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Advisory Board

Advisory Board

  • Alok Bhargava
  • Dr. Ajay Deshpande
  • Dr. Bindu N. Lohani
  • Prof Dev Niyogi
  • Shashikala Venkatraman

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EMC is proud to have support of Associates who bring in wealth of experience and expertise.

We have a number of Associates as members of our network. These Associates have worked with us on several project over the years.

We continue to build this network welcome those who may be interested.

  • M. V. Ashok
  • Rahul Datar
  • Dinesh Kamat
  • Prashant Kokil
  • Vijay Kulkarni
  • Avinash Patkar
  • Megha Pawar
  • R. Rangaprasad
  • Ajay Sachdeva
  • Biren Vora
  • Tapan Wagle
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Every company witnesses their team strength fluctuate over the years.

We do too.

While there are some team members who have been with us since inception, there are others who have had to move on within a few months or years.

We cherish our relationship with them and acknowledge their support as a working member of our team. Precisely why we do our best to stay connected with our‘Alumni’.

Most are also a part of our associates’ network.