About us

Practicing Sustainability to the advantage of allWe are a strategic management consulting company established by Dr Prasad Modak in 1996 in Mumbai, India. Over the past 26 years, we have positioned ourselves as niche player in environmental management consulting across the globe. We work on glocal basis as we blend our international experience with the national context to provide solutions that are contemporary and future ready. EMC’s consulting services are essentially strategic, knowledge driven and supported through research and training. In all the consulting assignments, EMC’s expertise lies in harmonizing economic, environmental and social considerations (often called triple bottom line) in the business logic, development plans and policy frameworks. Over the past 20+ years, EMC has conceived, developed and executed a number of national, regional and international assignments that have set several “firsts”. Many of these assignments have stimulated action leading to policy reforms, sustainable investments and led to long term capacity building. EMC has since its inception completed more than 600 assignments for clients in India as well as overseas. Clients represent Governments, UN Agencies, Corporates, Industries, Financing Institutions as well as Community Based Organizations. EMC is the only Indian environmental consultancy with significant international business. EMC is more of a policy, planning and strategizing group that brings in multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills. EMC blends its international experience with national context and governance to provide solutions that are contemporary, rounded, and robust.

Team

Our core team consists of experts specializing in environmental science and engineering, health and safety, environmental planning, management and economics, social development, and impact assessment. Most of our team members hold master’s degrees from reputed national and international universities. In addition, few team members hold professional certifications such as ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001, and ISO 14064.  Many of team members have worked with think tanks and come with years of practice experience on implementation.

“We think differently - we ask the right questions - we work impactfully”

Dr. Prasad Modak

Managing Director – Environmental Management Centre Pvt. Ltd.
Director – Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation

Dr. Prasad holds a total experience of more than 40 years with specialties in Environmental policy, Environmental assessment, ESG at financing institutions, business and sustainability, circular economy, capacity building in environmental management, modelling and data analytics.

He holds holds B Tech (Civil Engg), M Tech (Environmental Science and Engg) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and Doctor of Engg (Environmental Engg) from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.

Dr Modak was a Professor at Centre for Environmental Science & Engineering at IIT Bombay (1984-1994) and later as Professor (Adjunct) at the Center for Technology Alternatives in Rural Areas (CTARA) (2009-2017). He is currently the Executive President of EMC and Director of Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation.

Dr Modak has worked with almost all key UN, multi-lateral, and bi-lateral developmental institutions in the world. These include the World Bank, IFC, Asian Development Bank, European Investment Bank, UNEP, UNIDO, UNDP, DFID, Swedish and Dutch Embassies in Delhi etc and intergovernmental organizations such as the Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo.  Apart from Government of India and various State Governments, Dr Modak’s advice is sought by Governments of Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Mauritius, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Dr Modak was a member of Indian Resources Panel at Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and currently is a Member of Task Force on Sustainable Public Procurement at the Ministry of Finance.

Dr Modak has published several books on environmental management. His book on EIA for Developing Countries was published by UN University (1999) and later reprinted by Oxford University Press (2005). Later, this book was translated in Chinese and Japanese. His book “Environmental Management Towards Sustainability” was published in December 2017 with CRC Press of Taylor and Francis Group. His latest book on Practicing Circular Economy for the CRC Press was released in June 2021.

Visit www.linkedin.com/in/prasadmodak for Dr Modak’s detailed profile. He publishes his blogs regularly and can be accessed at https://prasadmodakblog.com/.  His personal website can be accessed at www.prasadmodak.com

Core Team

Sivaranjani Subramanian

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Sivaranjani Subramanian

Vice President

Sivaranjani has over 14 years of extensive work experience on energy efficiency, energy conservation conceptualization, Green Building certification, Biomass Gasification power generation, waste management and urban environment.

She holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Civil Engineering from NIT Trichy and a Master’s degree in Environmental Planning from CEPT University Ahmedabad. She has been involved in advisory for project conceptualization, due diligence, feasibility, and energy efficiency studies for various industrial projects.

She is also an Indian Green Building Council Accredited Professional and specializes in green building certification advisory. She has been certified by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India as a Master Trainer for capacity building and implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code in India. She also holds a certificate for Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Framework (CDRMF) from the National Institute of Disaster Management.

Sivaranjani has spent considerable time in rural India and has worked with NGOs for livelihood generation, village electrification and watershed development Programmes. Armed with an entrepreneurial passion, she is always on the lookout and encourages starting and implementing viable energy and environment-based projects. She designed, fabricated, and tested a Top-lit up-draft micro-gasifier, launched as ‘Wudare’ biomass cook stoves, a sustainable alternative to LPG cylinders and conventional firewood cooking.

Outside work she enjoys reading and writing poetry and spend time in learning and singing Hindustani Classical music.

Dr. Shilpi Kapur

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Dr. Shilpi Kapur

Vice President

Dr. Shilpi Kapur is a trained economist and has over 13 years of research experience in the field of environment and natural resource management.

She holds a PhD Economics from Washington University in St Louis, USA and before that Master’s and Bachelor’s in Economics from Delhi University. Prior to joining EMC, Shilpi was working as a Senior Fellow in TERI.

One of her key focus areas of research is designing policy instruments and governance and institutional mechanisms to foster circular economy. Shilpi has worked on multiple projects and research assignments for bilateral and multilateral organizations, industry and different Ministries and States in the Government of India on a wide range of issues and has coordinated and managed large, multi-team, long duration projects funded by international organizations such as Department for International Development and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway.

Her research has spanned many sectors including plastics, end of life vehicle management, solar PV, tourism, e-waste, and wastewater focusing on policy research, awareness generation and capacity building, and designing business models.

Apart from work, Shilpi enjoys painting Madhubani art, baking and gardening.

Sunil Gangurde

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Sunil Gangurde

Head: Accounts, Administration and Infrastructure

Sunil has more than 26 years of experience in the domain of Accounts, Administration and Office infrastructure.

Sunil completed his Bachelor of Computer Science (B.C.S) from K.T.H.M. College, University of Pune in 1992. He also completed a certificate course in Web Professional and Macromedia Director Course in Image Academy in 2000 from Mumbai.

Sunil has been with EMC since its inception and has been managing Accounts, Administration and Office infrastructure. Before joining EMC in 1996 as a Computer Professional, Sunil worked in Mumbai and Nasik on several projects related to software for CESE, IIT Mumbai, Crompton Greaves and Prestige Consultants in Nasik.

Outside work, Sunil has interests in sports like Cricket.

Prashant Kokil

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Prashant Kokil

Mentor and Head Business Strategy

Prashant is an Environmental Professional with 37 years of hands-on experience in Environmental Pollution Control and Governance.

Prashant holds masters in Inorganic Chemistry with specialization in Control and Analysis of Pollutants and is a qualified safety professional.

Prashant has worked on obtaining environmental clearances and consents/ permits and ensure environmental legal compliance. He is well versed with compliance requirements of national and international lenders. He has expertise on environment and sustainability related risk assessment and mitigation planning, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. He is also highly acquainted with international disclosures like Global Compact, Global Reporting Initiative and Carbon Disclosure Project.

As Head of Corporate Environment and Climate Change department of The Tata Power Company Ltd., Prashant has hands on experience of environment management in thermal, hydro and renewable generation, transmission and distribution segments. He was designated as Chief Sustainability Officer for Tata Power’s Mumbai operations and his role included overseeing environment, safety, and risk functions.

Prashant was actively involved in various beyond compliance initiatives of Tata Power, like carbon capture using sea water algae, marine studies for coastal projects and hot water recirculation studies for thermal power plants. He was involved in Project Sanjivani to quantitatively estimate carbon storage in the large-scale plantations carried out in hydro catchment and prepared Biodiversity Strategy for a hydro station in Georgia.

Currently, Prashant is associated with Mumbai University as Visiting Faculty for its master’s course in Sustainable Development and Environment Management.

Shantanu Roy

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Shantanu Roy

Principal Consultant

Shantanu’s professional career spans about 25 years in the Environmental and Social Governance and Sustainability domain. Additionally, he has exposure to interdisciplinary aspects such as occupational health & safety and energy management.

He holds a bachelor’s in engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from NIT, Raipur alongwith postgraduation in Industrial Pollution Prevention and Control from Ambedkar Institute of Productivity.

His work covers both national and international assignment, and in various capacities, in the areas of Environmental and Social Governance, Policy and Strategic Planning, Carbon Management, Industrial Environmental Management and Cleaner Production, Wastewater Treatment and Management, GHG Management, Sustainable Consumption & Production, etc.

Shantanu has worked for various National and International agencies as a Consultant, Resource Person and Trainer. Besides India, he has worked in various countries, mostly the LDCs, and the developing countries, and under different organizational settings like Corporates, Financial Institutions, Multilateral Organizations and Government institutions.

Multi-disciplinary work and multi-sectoral exposure are his key strengths which he utilizes in developing rounded solutions that assists in improving sustainability performance of the businesses and leverages for policy research and strategic planning.

Outside work, Shantanu is a candid photography enthusiast who loves crowd watching and enjoys travelling. He is associated with certain social causes as well.

Prahlad Tewari

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Prahlad Tewari

Vice President

Prahlad Tewari is a Vice President at the Environmental Management Centre (EMC) and EKonnect Knowledge Foundation (EKF). He leads the activities in the fields of Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP),  Environmental Social Governance Due Diligence (ESG-DD), Eco-entrepreneurship program, and CSR support for industries and corporates. He has over 23 years of professional experience and has worked as  a (Senior) Technical Expert in various European Union Switch-Asia funded projects including “REAP” project on improving Sustainable Consumption and Production in Agri-food processing industries in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, “PROMISE” project on prevention of marine litter in Lakshadweep Sea involving Maldives, Sri Lanka and India and “ACIDLOOP” project on Sustainable Production through market penetration of closed loop technologies in the metal finishing industries in India.  Prahlad has also been involved in R&D and field testing of various technologies across sectors.

Prahlad is currently also pursuing his PhD in the department of Energy and Environment from TERI School of Advanced Studies. He holds a M.Tech in Production Engineering from Delhi Technical University (DTU) (formerly Delhi College of Engineering (DCE)), Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Diploma in Production Engineering. He has also done a certificate course in Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP) in Asia from United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). He has over 12 publications in journals and conferences to his credit. Before joining EMC and EKF, Prahlad was working as a Fellow and Area Convenor at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi.

Prahlad enjoys travelling, jogging and interacting with people.

Vishwa Trivedi

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Vishwa Trivedi

Associate Vice President

Vishwa is an environmental planner and a development professional with more than 7 years of experience in strategic planning, environmental advisory, project design and implementation working with government, private sector, non-profits, and communities.

Vishwa holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Planning and Bachelor’s degree in Civil-Construction (Hons.) from the esteemed CEPT University in Ahmedabad, India.

She has been involved in preparation of city sanitation plans, regional environmental management plans, environmental and social due diligence assignments, project design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and capacity building programs on water, sanitation, and solid waste management.

She has a wide-ranging qualitative and action research experience. The areas of research include sanitation financing, service level benchmarking for water supply, sanitation and hygiene, solid waste management (municipal and industrial), socio-economic impact assessments and environmental compliance. She has co-authored and provided research assistance to many publications published in international journals and platforms. Her field experience also comprises of design and implementation of multiple field surveys across basic services viz., water supply, sanitation, healthcare, education, and livelihoods, liaising with government at local level (city and district level), capacity building and training of field representatives, EHS training, compliance and audit and progress review and monitoring of development projects as a part of grant management.

Outside work, Vishwa enjoys reading history and fiction and experimenting with nature and macro photography. She finds her daily Zen in gardening.

Pranav Modak

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Pranav Modak

Renewable Energy & Business Intelligence

Pranav Modak has over 7 years of work experience in the renewable energy industry with an affinity for data analysis and design thinking. He graduated from Washington University in St Louis with a Masters in Energy, Environment and Chemical Engineering. Over the past 4 years Pranav has gained certifications like Project Management Professional PMP), Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Tableau Desktop Specialist. He uses the skills gained from the certification and his core expertise in chemical, environmental and energy engineering, to improve the operational efficiency of companies. After working in the United States for over 7 years he has now moved to Toronto, Canada. He represents EMC in North Americas. He has in addition set up his own independent consulting business where he is providing business process analysis and product design consulting to CleanTech industries.
Krupa Desai

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Krupa Desai

Associate Vice President

Krupa has intensive experience of more than 7 years in climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning, climate change assessments for infrastructure and proposal writing to secure funding for climate change projects. She has both the training and the experience of working on projects centered on the complex issue of Climate Change. Krupa is equipped with a Master of Technology in Climate Change and Sustainable Development from the esteemed CEPT University, India, and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from SCET, Surat, India. Krupa recently aced a professional exchange program on climate change at the prestigious Purdue University, U.S. over the course of three months. She has lent her specialized knowledge to designing training programs on climate change for a varied audience. Her keen interest in the intricate relationship between climate change and urban issues has added value to her work in Green City planning, Toolkit development for Urban Resiliency and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Cities. Krupa also shares her knowledge on climate change to post graduate students of well-established academic institutions as a visiting faculty. She is a trained classical dancer and is passionate about art and design while cherishing an affinity for the science of meditation.
Asha Panwar

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Asha Panwar

Assistant Vice President

Asha has more than 6 years of experience in circular economy and waste management.

Her doctoral research work at IIT Bombay focused on applications of life cycle thinking for waste-to-resource management for C&D waste. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering & Management from IIT Kanpur.

Asha has keen interest in principles and practices for responsible consumption and design-for-environment. She finds inspiration in the art of restoration.

Disha Mahajan

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Disha Mahajan

Principal Environmental Specialist

Disha has over 8 years of work experience working on programs and projects related to Non-regulatory E&S Assessments, Biodiversity and Ecological Assessments, Forestry Carbon Sequestration Accounting, and Capacity Building in Environment, Sustainability and CSR.

She holds a Master’s in Environment Sciences from Fergusson College, Pune University and a bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Mumbai University, India. She has also interned and volunteered at both non-profits and consulting companies on programme management, research, and field studies. Her experience of both worlds helps her offer unique perspectives adding value to projects.

Disha is a nature and wildlife enthusiast and an avid traveler.

Bhushan Bhaud

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Bhushan Bhaud

Senior Graphic & Web Designer

Bhushan has more than 10 years of experience in designing for print and digital media and is a graphic and web specialist.

Along with a diploma in Information Technology, Bhushan holds diploma in Animation and film making as well as Graphic and web design from National Institute of Computer Arts (NICA). He creates graphics and visuals for the various projects of EMC as well as supports on marketing collateral design for both web and print. He has received training in 3D Animation, Graphic and Web design from National Institute of Computer Arts.

He is proficient in Joomla, WordPress, HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, CorelDraw, and Sound Forge.

Bhushan is a state level player of the Indian tag sport kho-kho, winning many awards for his team.

Jay Mehta

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Jay Mehta

Senior Environmental Engineer

Jay has almost 4 years of experience in the domain of GHG inventorization and low carbon planning, climate change assessment, air quality and watershed modelling.

He holds bachelor’s in environmental engineering and master’s in environmental management from L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad. During his education, he undertook internships with Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) and Arvind Limited. With particular interest in Air Quality monitoring, modeling and mitigation, Jay was selected by Space Applications Centre, ISRO-Ahmedabad for his dissertation on “Spatio-Temporal Variability of Trace Gases over India using geospatial inputs”. During his internship, Jay also participated in IITM’s SAFAR program and ISRO’s AVIRIS-NG and RESPOND programs.

Before joining EMC, Jay was working on Urban Air Quality Assessment and its impact on the Urban Heat Islands under “Studies for harnessing Remote Sensing for Environment and Climate (SHRESTI)” project funded by ISRO. He has experience as an Environmental Auditor and has also designed Air Pollution Control Equipment for Industries.

He also is an ardent believer in social service and was the founder president of “Advanature Club” in his college. He also loves to play Volleyball and Football regularly and has a taste for adventure sports.

Dr. Aditya Gusain

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Dr. Aditya Gusain

Senior Environmental Engineer

Aditya has 5+ year experience in climate data analysis and hydrologic modelling, environmental and climatic risk assessment.  He also has 3+ years of experience on GIS based data assessment and mapping.

His doctoral research work at IIT Bombay focused on assessing perception of risk to hydro-climatic extremes under changing climate for data-scarce catchment. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Sardar Vallabhbhai University of Agriculture & Technology (Meerut, UP), and a master’s degree in Environmental Science & Engineering from IIT Bombay. His research interests are not just confined to modeling hydro-climatic extremes but other areas of environmental systems as well.

He is into fitness and traveling, especially trekking, and spends his leisure time reading, gardening, and teaching underprivileged children.

Richa Thakur

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Richa Thakur

Senior Environmental Planner

Richa is an Environmental Planner with an overall professional experience of 2.5 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in science along with Diploma in Remote Sensing & GIS from IIS University, Jaipur. She did her master’s in Geography from the University of Jammu. Her inclination towards Environmental sustainability and management encouraged her to pursue a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning with a specialization in environmental planning from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She is skilled with GIS platforms such as ArcGIS, QGIS & ERDAS Imagine. She has recently completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law from NLSUI, Bengaluru. Sustainability, Safe Sanitation, and Climate Change are among her areas of interest. Under the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Initiative on Safe Sanitation, she has received advanced training on the Preparation of SFD by CSE. Her “SFD Lite Report on Jammu City” is published on the global sanitation portal. Before joining EMC, she has briefly worked in academia as Teaching Associate at CEPT University with a master’s Level program for Infrastructure Planning. At EMC, she has been part of various Environmental and Social Impact Assessment projects, Climate Vulnerability Studies, and Capacity Building programs. Her forte lies in Academic Research, Creative Visualization of data, and Spatial Analysis. Apart from her work, she is an avid mythology reader. In her leisure time, she likes to educate children. She aspires to spread environmental cognizance at the grass-root level of society by inculcating sustainable lifestyle habits.
Akshay Nare

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Akshay Nare

Senior Environmental Specialist

Akshay has almost 7 years of experience working in the domain of Environmental & Social Due Diligence and EHS.

His background training in Safety and Fire (B.Sc.) from Gujarat University gave him a unique advantage in understanding the financial and business risks associated with Occupational Health, Safety, Environment and Fire hazards. He also holds a P.G. Diploma in Fire-Safety Hazard Management and is trained Internal Auditor under ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 international management system standard. He holds a master’s degree in Sustainable Development & Environment Management from University of Mumbai and has obtained a Grad IOSH membership of Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), UK in April 2021.

He started his career in the field of health, safety, and environment in the role of an Auditor that continued for a period of four years. At EMC, he supports the team on E&SDD, ESMA, ESRA, EHS Plan development, & EHS Legal Compliance Audit.

When he has some spare time, he likes to travel backed by adventure.

Aarushi Dhingra

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Aarushi Dhingra

Senior Environmental Specialist

Aarushi has almost 3.5 years of experience in Environmental and Social Due Diligence, Environmental and Social Management Systems and Sustainability.

She is an alumnus of the University of Maryland, College Park (USA) where she pursued Economics and developed a strong foundation towards sustainable growth and development. She worked with QMII, an ISO consulting, auditing, and training firm in Virginia (USA) and acquired competency by gaining certifications in Lead Auditor courses under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

On return to India in 2016, she joined Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi Environmental Governance Unit, overseeing the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) Implementation Programme that aims to ensure environmental sustainability and social equity in India’s key mining affected districts. A shift in outlook, from a researcher to reformer led her in 2018 to join the unique MBA Program at TERI School of Advance Studies focusing on Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility. Her internship at STENUM Asia, Gurgaon helped her to focus on developing Environment Management Systems for SMEs as compared to other conventional approaches.

Aarushi is a trained classical dancer (Kathak), is passionate about her culinary skills and likes to explore new places.

Bhavnidhi Sood

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Bhavnidhi Sood

Environmental Planner

Bhavnidhi has almost 1.5 years of experience working in the domain of Architecture and sustainability. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Architecture, she gained interest in Sustainable Built Environment, which motivated her to pursue higher education in a similar field. She completed her M.tech in Urban Systems from IIT Bombay in 2021 and has worked in the area of wastewater management for her Master’s thesis project. Prior to EMC, she holds one year of work experience as an assistant architect after graduation and has also undertaken a few projects, independently. Bhavnidhi is inclined towards music and singing and likes to explore new places in her leisure time.
Krupali Mehta

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Krupali Mehta

Environmental Engineer

Krupali has almost 1.7 years of experience in the domain of Waste management and Sustainability, with major focus on Plastic Waste Management, compliances and its implications on various stakeholders. She had a considerable experience in preparation of EPR Action plan and various reports.

She holds bachelor’s degree in Environment Engineering from Gujarat Technological University and Master of Technology degree in Environment Engineering from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar. She has done her dissertation on “Assessment of Land Degradation Vulnerability using Geoinformatics” from Space Application Centre, ISRO-Ahmedabad.

She also holds the degree of diploma in Environmental law and policy from National Law University, Delhi.

Apart from work she enjoys cooking, cycling and playing badminton.

Anjali Pala

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Anjali Pala

Environmental Engineer

Anjali has joined EMC as Environmental Engineer. Anjali graduated with Bachelor’s in Environmental Science and Engineering from Gujarat Technological University. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law and Policy from National Law University, Delhi. She has previously worked with the Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre on various Resource Efficient & Cleaner Production (RECP) projects and developing the best available technique reference document for Textile Sector (Gujarat). She has over 5 years of cumulative experience in the field of environmental management and statutory compliances. Some of the projects she has worked include environmental audits, environment impact assessments, and feasibility studies for pollution control technologies. She enjoys reading and listening to music in her free time.
Rashi Agarwal

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Rashi Agarwal

Sustainability Specialist

Rashi joined EMC as a Sustainability Specialist in August 2022. She realized her passion and interest in working in the environment and sustainability sector while pursuing her master’s degree in International Affairs from the National University of Singapore. As part of her academic coursework, she began to undertake modules on climate change, environmental risks and urban transport policy and also worked on topics including renewable energy policy and vehicular emissions.

Her growing interest in the field translated into her working for the Stockholm Environment Institute wherein she worked on projects on gender equality and climate change in Southeast Asia and social and gender implications of air quality data in the Mekong region. She also worked for the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network’s Climate Action Platform and as a student researcher for the Institute of Public Understanding of Risk wherein she contributed developing a MOOC on air pollution and conducted literature review on the framing of the climate crisis in the media in India, China and the Gulf countries.

Apart from thinking about the climate crisis, she spends her time reading, watching Korean dramas and making travel plans.

Prantika Karmakar

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Prantika Karmakar

Environmental Specialist

Prantika has academic specialization in climate science and environmental science, with 10+ months of internship experiences on environment and climate change projects. Academic background includes a Master’s in Climate Science and Policy (CSP) from TERI Student of Advanced Studies and a Bachelor’s in Chemistry, Zoology, and Environmental Science (CZE) from Mount Carmel College (MCC). Tools that she used in academics are QGIS, Venisim, CCaLC, Grads, and MS Office. In master’s minor project thesis is on “Impacts of Climate Change on the Ecosystem Services of Hooghly River” and her major project thesis is on “Evolving Available GHG Direct Emission Tool into Tank To Wheel (TTW) Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Based Emission Accounting Tool for ICE & EV-based 4-Wheelers”. Other main projects that she has worked on are “1000 Giant trees of Western Ghats” and “Green Audit of College”. She also enjoys traveling, trekking, playing table tennis, and badminton.
Pashmin Dee

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Pashmin Dee

Environmental Specialist

Pashmin has around 1+ years of work experience in projects related to circular economy and waste management. She has previously worked as a Program Coordinator at RNisarg Foundation on a variety of waste management and road safety projects. She has also interned at Larsen & Toubro Ltd. under the Corporate Sustainability Department. She completed her Bachelor’s in Life Science from St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai in 2019 followed by a Master’s in Environmental Science from K.J. Somaiya College of Science and Commerce (Autonomous), Mumbai in 2021.

She has always thought it most apt to interweave her life’s passion into her career along with her formal education. She is passionate about conservation of nature, protection of the environment, and has a keen interest in sustainability. In her leisure time, she likes to dance, paint, practice graphology, go for nature trails and watch meaningful documentaries.

Tanmay Kokate

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Tanmay Kokate

Environmental Specialist

Tanmay joined EMC as an Environmental Specialist. He graduated from Gujarat University with a bachelor’s degree in Fire and Safety. He completed an Advanced Diploma in Industrial Safety from Vidya Prasarak Mandal’s Polytechnic, Thane. He has also accomplished other certification courses like NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety by NIST & Institution of Occupational Safety and Health Managing Safely by Complete Fire Design Solution.

 He has over 7 years of experience in Industrial Occupational Health and Safety while working in sectors like Construction, Automobile Manufacturing Units and Corporates to name a few Owens Corning, Capgemini, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Volkswagen Pvt Ltd, Phoenix Mills Ltd. While working in this domain he was also responsible for Environmental Compliance where he developed interest towards it and started pursuing his master’s degree in Environmental Science.

In his free time he likes to travel, trek, ride his bike and play E-sports game.

Sharvari Lowalekar

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Sharvari Lowalekar

Research Assistant

Sharvari has joined EMC as a Research Assistant after working with us as an intern for 2 months. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics Honours from Symbiosis School of Economics, Pune.

In college, she was inclined towards courses like Environmental Sciences and Environmental Economics, and subsequently discovered her passion for the field. She plans to get her masters in Sustainability Management in the near future.

Sharvari is trained in classical dance (Kathak) and loves practicing the art in her free time. She is also very fond of animals, and likes to spend her weekends volunteering at shelters and rescue organizations.

Vrushali Bachhav

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Vrushali Bachhav

Research Assistant

Vrushali works as a Research Assistant at EMC. She has worked previously for projects related to Environmental Risk & Compliance Management, Energy Efficiency, Engineering Services for Construction Projects. She holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development & Environment Management from Garware Institute Career Education and Development, Mumbai in 2021 & Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. She has done her dissertation on ‘Renewable Energy from Rhizodeposition’. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, adventure, singing, playing guitar & cooking.

Mukesh Tondwalkar

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Mukesh Tondwalkar

Senior Accountant

Mukesh has a total of 10 years of work experience in the domain of administration and accounts. He has been working with EMC for 8+ years managing the day-to-day administration requirement, assisting, and supporting the HR, Accounts and Administration functions of the company. He works closely with the team to ensure all regular functions are taken care of and the office runs smoothly. He manages the databases and assists on external visits as required. He arranges for travel and visa requirements for the team. As a support function to the Admin and Accounts he completes all paperwork and data management required for the team including leave, office equipment and so on. Outside of work, Mukesh enjoys Indian classical music.
Sushant Londhe

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Sushant Londhe

Office Assistant

Sushant has been working with EMC for 5+ years. He handles work required on the field in support of the administrative tasks of the office. He works as a team to ensure that the requirements for the seamless functioning of the company are met. Outside of work, Sushant takes up professional photography assignments. He also provides assistance on the logistics and practical arrangements front as a part of event management activities across Mumbai.
Mayur Margaj

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Mayur Margaj

Office Assistant

Mayur has been associated with EMC for more than 2 years and assists in administrative as well as the field work. He is a Commerce graduate with intermediate proficiency in software like Tally ERP 9 and Tally Champ. He mainly supports various administrative activities, in addition to helping in miscellaneous tasks like library management, digital mapping, archiving, and maintaining the database of EMC’s national and international projects. He also aids with the logistics and other arrangements at various events and training Programmes conducted by EMC and EKF. He is a state-level Kho Kho champion and enjoys watching movies and staying fit in his free time.

Advisory Board

Alok Bhargava

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Alok Bhargava

An industry veteran with over 35 years of experience, Mr. Alok, till October 2018, headed the Nalanda Foundation that spearheaded CSR initiatives of the IL&FS Group. An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Delhi, Alok has steered organizational growth across various group companies at IL&FS, including businesses in the education and skills sectors. Now, a strategic management consultant and a social entrepreneur, he has focused specifically on social inclusion and corporate citizenship. Under Mr. Alok’s leadership, the Nalanda Foundation conceptualized and implemented holistic socio-economic development interventions across the country with a primary focus on livelihood centric programs for income enhancement and improving quality of life. In a short span of 5 years, the reach of the Foundation’s activities extended to over 400,000 rural residents across 19 different geographies around the country. Over 23 years with the IL&FS Group, he has been an Executive Director in IL&FS Investment Managers Limited, IL&FS Financial Services Limited and IL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd (IETS). Mr. Alok was also on the Board of Directors of IL&FS group companies in the areas of Information Technology, Waste Management and Skills Development and Joint Ventures in e-governance and mobile number portability. Prior to IL&FS, he was associated with Emerson Electric Co., 20th Century Finance Corporation and S. B. Billimoria & Co.
Dr. Ajay Deshpande

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Dr. Ajay Deshpande

Dr. Ajay Deshpande is a senior environmental professional with more than 27 years’ experience in environmental governance, environmental policy and planning and urban and industrial environment management. Presently, Dr. Deshpande is working with Asian Development Bank as a part time Member of its Compliance Review Panel and is responsible for ensuring that the ADB financed projects are strictly following environment related ADB norms and procedures. He is a former Expert Member, National Green Tribunal (NGT), India (2013-17) that is only third dedicated environmental justice delivery system in the world, responsible for original, special and appellate jurisdictions in the matters related to environment. He has worked with environmental regulator, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB). Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at IIT- Mumbai and is involved in academic activities at several reputed institutions. Dr. Deshpande is also a member of several committees on environmental governance and research of State and Central government. He has a 360-degree experience of working in various capacities such as consulting organizations, regulatory institutions, development organizations and agencies dealing with environmental review/justice.
Dr. Bindu N. Lohani

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Dr. Bindu N. Lohani

Dr. Lohani has several years of experience and expertise in infrastructure projects, development, and financing (clean energy, transport, urban and water sectors), sustainable development and sustainability issues, especially in environment and climate change matters. Presently he is serving as the Global Head of Climate Change Practices and Distinguished Fellow, Emerging Markets Forum, The Centennial Group, USA. He is a distinguished Adjunct Faculty and a Board Member at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. Dr. Lohani is a senior advisor to Network among Cities and Private Sector for Asian Smart Cities and member of the Board of Trustees at Institutes of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan. He is a Founding Board Member of the Asian Water Council, Korea and Chairman of the Board for Clean Air Asia, Philippines. He is also a part of Sustainability Advisory Council, Ingersoll Rand, USA. Dr. Bindu N. Lohani was Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development until June 2015.  Prior to that, Dr. Lohani was Vice-President (Finance and Administration) of ADB. He was the Secretary of ADB Board, Director General of Regional Sustainable Development and Chief Compliance Officer. Dr. Lohani is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) of United States, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He has been felicitated by “ Lifetime Achievement Award” by Nepal Engineer’s Association and China Green Award.
Prof Dev Niyogi

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Prof Dev Niyogi

Dev Niyogi is a Professor at Purdue University with Joint appointments in Department of Agronomy and Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. He is also associated with Division of Ecological and Environmental Engineering (Courtesy), West Lafayette, IN, USA. He has been the former Indiana State Climatologist (2005- 2018). His research seeks to significantly contribute to our understanding of the Earth system, particularly the urban and agricultural landscapes, and the dynamic role of coupled land surface processes on weather and regional meteorological extremes. A total of 11 Ph.D. and 16 MS students have graduated with Dr. Niyogi in capacity of advisor or co-adviser. Dr. Niyogi has coauthored over 200 papers for peer-reviewed international journals, 18 book chapters, and over 150 conference proceedings or abstracts for professional conferences such as the AMS and AGU annual meetings. His work has been highlighted in various media outlets including in the popular press such as Yahoo!, MSNBC, Wired, CNN, LiveScience, National Geographic, Tedx Talk, NASA press releases. He is the most recent Chair of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Board of Urban Environment and member of the elected advisory board of the International Association of Urban Climate. testimonies to the National Academy study group, planning summer meetings, and Senate Working groups.
Shashikala Venkatraman

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Shashikala Venkatraman

Ms. Shashikala Venkatraman has a 30+ years’ work experience in global work settings, having worked and lived in India, Middle East, UK, and USA. She has a master’s degree in Business Studies from Mumbai University with specialist professional training from the London Business School, UK and XLRI, India. Currently she works independently offering her expertise as a Brand and Marketing consultant to Private Equity firms, Retail, Retail real estate, Media, and Consumer Service companies across different growth stages. She is the Co-founder & Director of My Livable City, a global urbanization platform devoted to informing, inspiring and influencing the development of cities in a sustainable and inclusive way. She also serves as an independent director on Company Boards. Ms. Venkatraman has worked in senior management positions with Worldwide Media (a BBC-TOI Joint venture) India, The Cambridge Group (a Brand Consultancy firm), USA, British Airways (Airlines – Marketing, Information & Strategy), UK and AC Nielsen, Pathfinders, MARG (Market Research & insights), India & UAE.
Girish G. Sohani

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Girish G. Sohani

Mr. Girish has an extensive experience of over 40 years’ experience in Natural Resource Management and Rural livelihoods. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay alongwith a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has been associated with BAIF Development Research foundation (a national level organization working on rural development and applied research with over 5 million families in 12 states of India), initially as President & Managing Trustee (2009 – 2021) and currently as Principal Advisor and Trustee (w.e.f 2021). He is now also a member of the Governing Boards of BAIF Development Research Foundation and its Associate organizations, and several other development organizations. Alongwith with this, he also been Independent Director, Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL). 2019 onwards. Previously he was involved in Institutional Development of BAIF into a multi-sectoral development organization and as a Resource Institution. He also served as an expert on various Committees of State and Central Government, NABARD, National and International Agencies. Mr. Girish has published / presented over 25 papers at National / International conferences and has received several awards for this work. Some of the awards received by him include “Distinguished Alumnus Award 2011” by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in recognition of outstanding contributions to Rural and Community Development, “Maha – Intrapreneur Award 2013” by Praj Industries Ltd. at the hands of Dr. Anil Kakodkar and “Commander in the Order of Agricultural Merit” by the Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood and   Forestry, Government of France (2016).
Suhas Tuljapurkar

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Suhas Tuljapurkar

Mr. Suhas is a practicing lawyer with over 37 years of experience and is renowned for the application of game theory to litigation strategies. He is authorized to practice law in India as a member of Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa. His main area of expertise is Governance, Risk, Assurance, Compliance and Ethics (GRACE) with a fusion of information technology. In his efforts towards sustainability, Mr. Suhas has worked in drafting corporate policies that formed part of the National Voluntary Guidelines that subsequently became the Business Responsibility and Sustainability Reports. In association with UN Global Compact network of India, he was instrumental in developing IT enabled solutions for transparently tracking mandatory and discretionary obligations of local bodies under the SmartCity mission of India. He has developed IT enabled solutions on (a) SDG Goals, Principles and Actions (b) CSR Obligations (c) IFC Performance Meters (d) Equator Principles and (e) GRI Reporting. He has advised various companies in preparing Stakeholder Engagement Framework from ESG perspective and has helped finalize their Business Responsibility Statements. During 1985-87, Mr. Suhas worked on various environmental issues arising from the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. With his background in Statistics, Chemistry and Law, he worked in providing models for quantifying the corporate liability of MNCs in the wake of a disaster. The report prepared by Suhas in association with ILS Law College and its students was globally recognized and published in various journals. He worked, supported, and provided legal research with a focus on comparative law studies and analysis to national consultative committees that introduced Environmental Impact Assessments under the Indian legislations. Suhas provided research and support during the Asbestos Prohibition litigation in India as a part of the public action group’s efforts on Occupational Health, Safety and Environment. During the period of 1985-88, Suhas worked on developing a computerized database of the Supreme Court’s judgments on environmental matters. Suhas is also currently working on integrating various ESG Reporting Frameworks to develop a unique IT enabled solution that would integrate compliance management systems with ESG Reporting.
Archana Hingorani

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Archana Hingorani

Ms.Archana is a Globally-recognized, Senior Leader demonstrating almost three decades of rich experience in fundraising, investing and nurturing investments through 4 different economic cycles, plus carving exit paths. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University of Economics alongwith a PhD from University of Pittsburgh in Finance. Over the last 20 years specifically Ms. Archana’s work has been mainly focused on private equity wherein she was involved with 14 funds, 160+ investments with an aggregate capitalization value in excess of US$ 15 bn, 109 liquidity events, 70 fully exited investments. Notably, she is India’s first private equity fund manager and developer of infrastructure projects to raise a fund from international investors. Instrumental in growing that business from 1 fund to over 14 funds cumulating into a US$3.5 bn practice across 3 verticals: growth private equity/venture capital, infrastructure private equity and real estate private equity. She has participated in management challenges of multiple growth trajectories which provided her holistic understanding of corporate India, as well as other emerging markets. She has been a mentor to several start-ups in the technology, education, financial inclusion space.

Associates

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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

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AM. V. Ashok

Senior Associate Prof. M.V.Ashok an Agribusiness Professional, retired as the Chief General Manager of National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) in July 2017 after 37 years of development banking service having been with the Reserve Bank of India and Canara Bank also earlier. A Postgraduate in Agriculture, Mr. Ashok is from the 1980 batch of Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi after a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore (1978 batch) with additional qualifications in General Management, Human Resources Development & Training & Development. He has also done a special course on Agri-Business Management from Cornell University, USA as well as on Financing Micro Enterprises from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Reading, UK. Currently he holds the position of Senior Adviser of a large Pune based national level NGO – BAIF Research & Development Foundation. Earlier he was an Adjunct Professor for School of Agribusiness Management, MIT World Peace University, Pune and a Visiting Professor at College of Post Graduate Studies Shillong with the Central Agricultural University Northeast. He was also an Adviser in Agriculture domain to Aditya Birla Group as well as Dr. Reddy’s Foundation and several NGOs and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) promoted by them. He has been a Mentor to about a dozen agri startups. The learnings got therefrom have been used to author his book “Emerging Trends in Agricultural Marketing in India” which was released in 2021. Mr. Ashok has considerable exposure in NABARD to collective farming models beginning with the Farmers Club Scheme from 1985 onwards to the introduction of the FPO model from its inception from the late 1990s. He has been associated with sustainable development programmes for rural communities and has associated himself with several corporates in choosing appropriate development programs for implementing agribusiness projects using CSR funds and in helping choose implementing partners like NGOs in the project area for supporting FPOs. He has had exposure of rural finance and agribusiness sector in several countries including Thailand, Kenya, China, Germany USA, Finland and England.
Rahul Datar

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Rahul-Datar

Senior Associate Rahul holds more than 20 years of experience and expertise in ESG for industrial/infrastructural M&A projects, ESG due diligence for M&A transaction/ site assessments in industrial service and financial sectors, EHS management systems. Rahul is a postgraduate, M. Engg in Environmental Technology and Management from AIT, Thailand and a bachelor’s in civil Engg from Pune University, India. He is a qualified auditor for ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 45001:2018. Rahul is trained on air pollution dispersion modelling from Trinity Consultants (Breeze ISC/AERMOD), USA and has conducted several air pollution modelling assignments for projects in India, Mauritius, and Egypt. Rahul has participated in the International School on Circular Economy organized by Ekonnect. Rahul is currently working in the capacity of Principal Consultant with “Environment Matters”, an EHS advisory that he founded in 2015. Rahul has conducted more than 75 EHS / ESG Audits and EIA / EMPs for Private Equity Funds, EPFIs and Corporate (MNCs) for acquisition and mergers; project financing, legal compliance, and management systems in a variety of industrial and infrastructural sectors using international E&S safeguards. He has (in his previous employment as Senior Vice President at EMC) led a team of EHS auditors, assessment specialists and environmental planners in the focal areas of Industrial and Urban Environmental Management, Cleaner Production, EHS Management Standards, EHS Due Diligence Auditing for transactions (acquisitions and mergers; multilateral financing) and has also been involved in Training, Development of Environmental Software Applications. Rahul has worked on projects in multiple countries including Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Kingdom of Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Mauritius, Mexico, Sultanate of Oman, Thailand, Vietnam and UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) on various technical and management projects (EHS / EMS Audits, Training, EIA, E&S Policy framework, Waste Management etc.)
Dinesh Kamat

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Dinesh Kamat

Senior Associate Dinesh holds an experience of over 30 years in the field of energy efficiency, energy conservation and energy management for economic and environmental advantage such as reduction in GHG emissions. Dinesh holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology BHU, Varanasi, India. He is a Certified Energy Auditor registered with BEE India, Accredited LEED AP professional, USGBC, and a Certified Lead auditor ISO 50001 for energy management systems. Dinesh’s expertise and experience cuts across multiple sectors including retail, hospitality, corporate office, hospitals, commercial buildings, and the industrial sectors. Dinesh has conducted energy efficiency audits and assessments in over 300 units including various industrial sectors, commercial buildings, logistics sector, hospitality sector, hotels, air force stations and office buildings primarily in India. Prior to working independently, Dinesh started his career with Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL) for a brief period. He was on deputation to Petroleum Conservation Research Association an organization under the Ministry of Petroleum, Govt. of India for a period of 6 years working on energy conservation.
Avinash Patkar

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Avinash Patkar

Senior Associate Dr. Avinash holds over 25 years of experience and expertise in setting sustainability goals on CO2, energy and water use and solid waste, primarily for Tata Group (Tata Beverages, Tata Chemicals, Tata Motors and Tata steel). Dr. Avinash holds a MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. He has completed his Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. He also holds a P.E. in Chemical Engineering Certification from the State of Ohio. Dr Avinash is currently working as Senior Process Engineer with CarbonQuest, Spokane valley, WA. Prior to this, he held the position of Vice President for US Projects with Carbon Clean Solutions and provided advisory on CO2 capture system design and CO2 reuse. In this capacity he supervised testing at National Clean Carbon Center in Wilsonville, AL (10 tpd CO2), the Technology Center Mongstad in Norway (250 TPD). Dr. Avinash has reviewed over 140 patents from Aker, BASF, Compact Carbon, Carbon Solutions, DOW, ExxonMobil, Fluor, and Shell, Summarized major ideas on heat integration and CO2 solvents and promoters. Dr. Avinash also developed sustainability strategy for Tata Group companies with focus on energy, emissions, water use and solid waste. In each area, he developed quantified goals and provided technical support to five major companies to achieve them: Tata Beverages, Tata Chemical, Tata Motors, Tata Power and Tata Steel. He reviewed more than 100 emerging technologies in renewable area and short listed two solar and one wind technology for seed funding and hosting pilot plants As a Chief Sustainability Officer for Tata Power, he set sustainability goals for carbon, energy and water intensities with world-class targets. He led two teams of Tata Power executives to Cambridge U for 1-week sustainability course. He Conducted 25 workshops to motivate fellow employees on sustainability goals. Set up goals for CO2, energy, water, and solid waste per MWh and tracked them every Quarter at CEO’s Score Card meeting. Mr. Avinash has studied NGCC plants in combination with Multi Effect Distillation desalination plants in the Middle East. He has further developed a long-term plan to get 25% of the power from renewable sources and to reduce CO2 Intensity. He has conducted 25 seminars across Tata Power to encourage staff to set and meet sustainability goals including to reduce their personal carbon footprint.
Megha Pawar

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Megha Pawar

Senior Associate Megha has 30 years of experience and expertise in environmental and social management sector. She has worked with Government, Private Sector, Financial Institution, Not-for-Profit and Multilateral Development Financing Institutions including international projects in India, Mauritius, and Philippines. Prior to EMC, Megha was associated with NEERI, Kirloskar Consultants Ltd, IL&FS Group, and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Her E&S experience include environmental and social risk management, safeguard implementation, E&S due diligence, environmental and social management systems, sustainable and inclusive development of infrastructure projects, corporate social responsibility etc. She has rich field level experience in environmental monitoring, R&R assessment, stakeholder engagement, conducting FGDs, community consultations, public hearings etc. Megha has extensive sectoral experience across various sectors such as urban infrastructure, industrial infrastructure, transportation, tourism, water supply, sewerage, solid waste management, hazardous waste management, health, education, WASH, livelihoods, women empowerment, and natural resources development. She has implemented many CSR projects in various geographies across country touching the many lives of marginalized people in rural India. Her projects have won many awards for innovative social solutions developed and impacts delivered.
R. Rangaprasad

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R. Rangaprasad

Senior Associate Dr. R. Rangaprasad is a polymer & packaging professional with over 25 years’ experience. Dr. R. Rangaprasad. is a chemical technologist by training, from the prestigious UICT, Mumbai and holds B.Sc (Chemistry), B.Sc (Tech.), M.Sc.(Tech) & Ph.D.(Tech). Degrees. After obtaining his doctorate degree, he began his career in the R&D department of Polyolefins Industries Limited (PIL), in 1992. Between 1995 & 2007, he was associated with Product Application & Research Center of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). During this tenure, he published over 100 technical papers in journals, participated in national & international conferences, contributed chapters to books & was also involved in evolving knowledge management & training programme for polymer business for cross- functional groups. At present he is on an assignment as Head at Packaging 360, a comprehensive knowledge service provider platform., involved in Training, Consultancy & conferences. He worked as a Consultant at Indian Institute of Packaging Mumbai & Director at SIES School of Packaging / Packaging Technology Centre, Navi Mumbai. Dr. R. Rangaprasad has served as visiting faculty from industry at UICT, Mumbai; Amrita Vishwavidyapeetam, Coimbatore, Nirma Institute. He was honored as UDCT –IPI Diamond Jubilee Visiting Professor in Polymer Processing. He has also conducted training & knowledge workshops at leading FMCG companies in design of polyolefin materials for packaging sector. His key focus areas are packaging materials based on polymers, Standards & Regulations, product sustainability, Testing & validation Recycling technologies, etc. At EMC, Dr. R.Rangaprasad contributes towards consultancy projects in packaging sustainability, capacity building in plastics recycling sector & offers training services in the area of packaging sustainability & related areas.
Ajay Sachdeva

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Ajay Sachdeva CPEA, AcSAP

Senior Associate Ajay is an Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability professional with over 25 years of experience spanning across five continents and covering 12 countries. He has been delivering advisory, training, software, and assessment support in the field of Management Systems, Regulatory Compliance, Environment Health & Safety Excellence, EHS Due Diligence and Sustainability. Earlier, he has served some of the largest global plants in the field of solar panel manufacturing, Integrated Aluminium Complex, Backhoe manufactures and Urea manufacturing. Globally, Ajay is the only professional registered as Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) from Exemplar Global Certification, US and as Associate Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner (AcSAP) with AccountAbility, UK. With a strong panache for new service product development, he has led the team for development of multiple innovative products for training of auditors and software tools for EHS Legal Compliance, Environment and Social Governance Assessments, and Ethical Procurement. Ajay is a passionate trainer and has conducted more than 200 programs covering over 5000 professionals from various Indian and multinational companies. He is one of the most experienced RC 14001 auditors in Asia. He served third-party management system certification agency in the capacity of Head of Operations and Head of Sustainability. Ajay has been involved in ESG Assessments as per IFC, ADB, AIIB, NIIF, CDC and DEG requirements. He also worked with Bilateral and Multilateral Development organizations since the beginning of his career. These include DEG Germany, CDC UK, IFC, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, United Nations Environment Program, US Aid for International Development and Canadian International Development Agency and The World Bank. Ajay authored and co-authored numerous publications like “ODS Phase Out: A guide for Industry” a joint publication of CII and United Nations APAC for Centre of Technology, and “Strategy for ODS Phase Out in Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Sector in India” for The World Bank.
Biren Vora

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Biren Vora

Senior Associate During his career of more than 30 years, Biren has worked in several industries and held senior level roles across a number of functions, such as Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Excellence & Total Quality Management. Biren completed his M.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras, Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru and the Executive Development Program from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Apart from this, he has also completed the U.Lab – Leading from the Emergent Future course offered on edX; Surviving The Future, based on David Fleming’s work & offered by The Sterling College, and the Game Changer Intensive course offered by the Panchamama Alliance. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Operations Management from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. Biren is a Chartered Engineer from The Engineering Council, UK & also from the Institution of Engineers (India) and is a Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK. Biren Vora is the Director at Ekaagra Technology Accelerators Pvt Ltd and Ekaagra Social & Microfinance Foundation. In earlier roles Biren worked in Production, Sourcing, Business Development & Six Sigma Quality. His experience includes execution of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility & Business Process Transformation strategies in large companies, Business Responsibility Reporting, setting-up of multi-million-dollar brownfield projects in the Chemical industry. He is a Certified Sustainability Assessor from CII, & he has completed training programs & workshops on GRI G4 Reporting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Circular Economy, Clean Water, Public Policy, Developing Human & Social Capital.
Tapan Wagle

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Tapan Wagle

Senior Associate Tapan has an extensive experience of more than 30 years in the domain of Environmental and Occupational health & Safety Management System implementation, Integrated Management system implementation, EHS Legal compliance, Due Diligence, EHS training, Environmental and safety audits. Tapan Wagle obtained his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Mumbai University in 1987, master’s in environmental engineering from M.S. University of Baroda in 1990 and Advanced Diploma in Industrial Safety in 2001 from Maharashtra State Board for Technical Education. He has completed Lead Auditor Course conducted by LRQA for ISO 14001 in 2000. Tapan is currently the Director at TA&P EHS Consultants Pvt. Ltd and has been involved in assignments on product safety, wastewater treatment plant evaluation and EHS legal compliance and management system audits. He also works in the field of Safety Culture enhancement. Tapan is a visiting faculty in subjects related to EHS Management in reputed B-Schools like NMIMS and JBIMS in Mumbai. Tapan has previously worked in the capacity of Environmental Engineer, Project Engineer and Principal Environmental Engineer in contracting and consulting organizations, viz. KEC International, Environmental Engineering Consultants, Humphreys and Glasgow Consultants and Market Trends Pvt. Ltd. During this period, he was involved in design and detail engineering for number of industrial wastewater treatment plants, sewage treatment plants, environmental due diligence audits, environmental impact assessments and storm water systems design. He also worked for Owens-Corning (India) Ltd. initially as Manager – Environment and subsequently as Sr. Manager – Environment, Health and Safety. In the latter capacity he was responsible for the EHS performance of the company and rolled out various initiatives like Integrated QEHS management systems, Behavior Based Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics Programs, Championing EHS six sigma projects, pollution prevention and injury prevention measures, EHS audit programs and EHS Legal Compliance. Since late 2004, Tapan has been working as an independent EHS Consultant and as an associate of Environmental Management Centre Pvt. Ltd. for EHS Management and Integrated Management Systems, Legal and Corporate EHS Audits including legal compliance, Due Diligence Audits.
Rohit Pansare

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Rohit Pansare

Senior Associate
Rohit is an Independent Consultant, trainer and researcher with over 11 years of experience in the environmental planning field in the government and private sectors. He has extensive experience in conducting Environmental Impact assessments and Biodiversity surveys for infrastructure projects with reporting in line with IFC and ADB standards. He also is interested in geospatial applications for environmental conservation, impact assessment and biodiversity mapping. He is well-versed with various geospatial platforms like Q-GIS, ArcGIS and Google Earth Engine.
Rohit has been involved with several institutes as a visiting faculty covering subjects ranging from GIS-RS using QGIS, Google Earth Engine, biodiversity assessment, environmental impact assessment, environmental law and disaster management. He has participated in national and international interdisciplinary workshops on climate change, water accounting (WA+), green infrastructure and environmental assessments.
He is trained in land use and land cover change modelling with Google Earth Engine, species distribution modelling with R and MaxEnt and has completed certificate courses in Ornithology and Field Botany.
Since 2018, Rohit has been working as an Independent environment and biodiversity professional, supporting EMC in conducting Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Due Diligence, specialising in Critical Habitat Assessments for renewable energy and applications of Geographical Information systems and Remote sensing tools.

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