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Mr. Manish Dabkara, CMD & CEO – EKI Energy Services Ltd. is amongst this year’s eclectic list of young influencers who were awarded Fortune 40 Under 40.
Manish was conferred the award by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka – Shri. Basavaraj Bommai, at the recently held Fortune 40 Under 40 Young Achievers Awards event that also witnessed a special address by Hon’ble Union Minister for Civil Aviation & Steel – Shri. Jyotiraditya Scindia.
37 years young Manish is an entrepreneur from Indore who has been passionately working towards rehabilitating the planet since 13+ years. With a deep commitment to build a greener planet, Manish founded EKI Energy Services Ltd. (EKI) when he was just 25 years old.
When he incepted EKI, the global carbon market was still in a nascent stage but Manish’s persistence enabled his entrepreneurial venture to grow manifold while also being instrumental in placing India on the world map of carbon markets.
Championing carbon offset solutions, EKI is today a leading developer and supplier of carbon credits globally. As on date, the company has supplied 180+ million credits globally and continues to strengthen the carbon credit supply chain through innovative backward integration initiatives. The company also specializes in driving community development based projects like green cooking that replaces traditional mud stoves in rural homes with efficient Improved Cook Stoves (ICS) while also enabling climate action.
Leading the world closer to a future of net-zero carbon emissions, Manish has been encouraging companies globally to adopt sustainable practices to reduce their carbon footprint and GHG emissions. EKI offers a comprehensive bouquet of end-to-end solutions for carbon asset management to over 3000 customers across 40+ countries enabling them to achieve their climate ambition(s) and also contribute toward climate action.
Today, EKI is India’s first BSE listed company in the realm of climate action and it is the only carbon management company in the world that is listed on the Stock Exchange. With 1000+ projects, EKI is today present in 16 countries including APAC, Europe, South America and Africa amongst others.
A subject matter expert in the field of energy, climate change, carbon and quality management, Manish is a Certified Energy Auditor & Manager under Govt. of India’s – Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Ministry of Power). He also has certifications in quality and management from IIM-A, IIM Indore, CII and GIZ, in addition to a Masters in Technology in Energy Management.
Manish is also an elected member of the State Council (MP) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2022-23 and a recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award 2014 & Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Achievements in Business “Climate Change – International Industry” by Indian Solidarity Council, New Delhi.