Who We Are

We are an NGO with an aim to reduce the environmental footprint of organizations, establishments and institutions in India. We design and implement solutions that improve resource use efficiency - specifically energy, water and waste. Deeply integrated into our projects and programmes is environmental awareness and behavioral change through customized experiential learning for the stakeholders involved. Environmental Synergies in Development (ENSYDE) was established in 2003 as a consultancy organization. It has been registered as a Public Charitable Trust (2016) to continue its service towards the conservation and betterment of our environment. We strongly believe in breaking barriers to environmental sustainability, through bringing resource management practices to every entity big or small. We also believe that in order to be impactful, shifting the current development paradigm towards environmental sustainability through thoughtfulness, experiential and behavioral awareness is key.
ENSYDE continues to work extensively with companies, NGOs and institutions to reduce their environmental footprint, design solutions and manage CSR programmes. Our experienced team with a collective experience of over 25 years in environmental sustainability, guided by highly experienced and respected advisors, has and will endure successfully in our mission.

Management Team

Manvel has over 25 years of experience in environmental management, climate change mitigation, education and environmental responsible business planning. Sectoral experience spans several areas including climate change, renewable energy, CSR, responsible supply chain management, and environmental education.   Manvel has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from Aberdeen University, Scotland. She comes with vast experience having worked in various countries including India, USA, Philippines, Thailand, and The Kyrgyz Republic. Manvel has worked extensively with international agencies such as The World Bank, ADB, USAID, UNEP, UNDP, ADB, in addition to various Central and State Government Agencies both in India and the USA.

Trustees & Advisors

Ajeeth has worked in the technology industry for over 25 years with an equal amount of time spent in both the United States and in India and has worked with customers and partners in the US, UK, Europe, India, Australia and the Asia-Pacific regions. His experience includes a wide spectrum of business functions in the industry from Strategy Development and Execution, Sales & Marketing, Profit Center Management, Operations and Business Transformation.
Dr Srivastava has over thirty years of experience in the fields of energy and environment, including climate change, policy and economics. She has a Masters in Economics from the University of Hyderabad and a Ph.D in Energy Economics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. In 2008, the Prime Minister of the Republic of France awarded Dr Srivastava with the Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques). She has also received a Certificate of Recognition from the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the IPCC for her contribution to the work of the IPCC. She has also been invited as a Richard von Weizsacker Fellow of the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2012/13. Read more...

Amit Bando has more than 25 years of experience in low-carbon infrastructure development.  He has worked extensively in Asian nations developing and implementing market-based, low-carbon programs in the air and water sectors.  In the U.S., he has helped design the SO2 emissions trading program, designed the trading framework for the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), and prepared position papers on climate change mitigation options for the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.  Currently, the Senior Director for Clean Energy and Water Infrastructure at Winrock International working on promoting off grid and mini-grid options for clean energy, Bando’s previous positions include Executive Director of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) and Senior Policy Scientist at the US Department of Energy, and he has taught at the University of Minnesota, University of Chicago, and New Mexico State University.

Seth Baruch is an internationally-recognized expert in the development of methodologies to monitor greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions. Seth was co-founder and managing partner for QualityTons, a consulting company that developed and implemented numerous GHG-mitigation projects.At QT, Seth authored or co-authored more than 10 percent of all the methodologies approved under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Clients included the World Bank, UNEP, Camco, AES, Devon Energy, El Paso Gas Corporation, the Government of Ghana, LG, Natsource, Trading Emissions, and the British High Commission, among others. QT’s projects covered the renewable energy, power generation, energy efficiency, and oil and gas sectors, as well as industrial gas destruction. 

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