Who we are

Environmental Synergies in Development (ENSYDE) is an organisation 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. For us, the environment is and will always be the beneficiary.

ENSYDE was established in 2003 as a consultancy organization and registered as a Trust in 2016 to continue its service towards conservation and betterment of our environment. At ENSYDE we strongly believe in breaking barriers to environmental sustainability in the interface areas of energy, water and waste.Environmental awareness and experiential learning is deeply ingrained into our solutions to affect behavioural change towards the environment.

We are guided by our experienced team which has collective experience of over 30+ years in environmental sustainability, guided by highly experienced and respected advisors.


To build environmentally conscious and sustainable communities through programmatic solutions & behavioural change

Management Team

Manvel Alur


Currently the CEO & Founder of ENSYDE, Manvel has over 30 years of experience in environmental management, climate change mitigation, and education. With work experience in many countries, Manvel comes with a wide-range of program management experience, donor relations and project implementation.

Manvel has worked in Chemonics International, Princeton Energy Resources Institute, Climate Change Capital and The Energy Resources Institute, among other organisations. She has a Masters in Environmental Studies from University of Aberdeen, Scotland and a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore University, India.
EMAIL ID : manvelalur@ensydeindia.org

Trustees and Advisors


Ajeeth Jagannath


Currently the Managing Trustee of ENSYDE, Ajeeth has been working on a number of social sector initiatives in the areas of environment protection, livelihood creation and education since 2016. Prior to this, he worked in the corporate sector for over 25 years with an equal amount of time spent in both the United States and in India and has had the opportunity to work with customers and partners in the US, UK, Europe, India, Australia and the Asia-Pacific regions.

Ajeeth’s experience includes a wide spectrum of executive leadership roles in Strategy, Sales & Marketing and Operations functions in large global corporates, small startups and not-for-profits. His strength lies in his ability to think strategically and execute relentlessly by building high performance teams and individuals. His professional experience confirms a passion to continuously learn and experiment in very diverse sectors.

EMAIL ID : ajeeth.jagannath@gmail.com

Anand Talwar (Trustee)

Former Chief Human Resources Officer ,
ITC Infotech India Ltd , Bangalore

As ITC Infotech’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) earlier, Anand Talwar managed the company’s global Human Capital function.

With over 35 years of experience, Anand started his career in the manufacturing industry, where he handled various responsibilities encompassing human relations management, staff training, welfare and industrial relations. In 1996, Anand transitioned to the services industry, where he set up a start-up in the telecom space, when the cellular industry in India was deregulated. As a core member of the start up operation, his mandate included setting up the management team and establishing the systems and processes required for ensuring effective delivery of services.

Anand joined ITC Infotech in 2001, and from 70 employees, he has helped build an organization of 8500+ professionals spread across the globe. He has been instrumental in building a ‘world-class’ organization at ITC Infotech, through strategic interventions in talent management practices and by ensuring that the organization has the necessary competitive edge through ‘knowledge leaders’. In addition, Anand is also championing ITC Infotech’s interests in the areas of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Projects.

An industry stalwart, Anand has been featured by leading publications, and has addressed multiple industry events and conferences, sharing practical real-world insights and the latest developments in Human Capital management. A mentor to many, Anand takes keen interest in guiding young professionals and grooming them to take on leadership positions.

Anand holds an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester, USA. He has keen interests in the areas of organizational behavior and social service. Anand is the recipient of The Global HR Excellence Award – 2008/09.

K T Suresh (Trustee)

K T Suresh or “KT” as he is known, is a professional who facilitates ‘Change and Leadership development’ and strategy in organizations and communities.  For the last 30 years he has worked with a variety of organizations, enabling them to develop leadership and/or to, initiate, sustain and institutionalize change. He works only on medium to long-term interventions with defined objectives or observable results or impacts. Some of the interventions KT has been part of are: Action Aid – currently leads the national work on urban and labour – Executive Director – YUVA, Mumbai, National Director Amnesty International India and Coordinator EQUATIONS. His current work includes securing rights and sustainable livelihood through collective action and education for people dependent on the informal economy in India.

Dr. Leena Srivastava (Advisor)

Incoming Deputy Director General - IIASA

Dr Srivastava is the incoming Deputy Director General – Science of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Vienna. Dr Srivastava brings extensive experience to the position, and will provide interdisciplinary scientific leadership to the Institute, so as to ensure that IIASA research stays at the forefront of scientific endeavor. She has been Vice Chancellor of the TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi – an inter-disciplinary higher education institution, focused on sustainable development – since 2012. Prior to this she worked for over three decades on research in the areas of energy, environment and climate change policies at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), including nearly nine years as Executive Director.

She is a member of various committees and boards both at the international and national levels. Currently, she serves as the Co-Chair of the Science Advisory Group for the UNSG’s Global Climate Action Summit, a Co-Chair on the Science Advisory Committee of Future Earth and a Member of the ADB President’s Advisory Group on Climate and Sustainable Development, among others. 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 Académiques). 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 was also been invited to be a Richard von Weizsacker Fellow of the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2012/13.

She has nearly thirty five 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.

Core Team

Anvay Nayak
Program Coordinator
Loves spending time in nature and outdoors, ardent reader of philosophy, Biriyani lover, may occasionally find me trekking on the outskirts of Bangalore, easy to talk to and a good listener.
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Project Coordinator
bE-Responsible Initiative & PFC
Vijay is also a foodie with a strong aversion to musk melon and an affinity to curd rice. He has a wonderful sense of humour and takes pride and a lot of time in maintaining his beard.
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Sridhar L
Project Assistant
A sweet soft-spoken youngster who loves to travel and explore new places. He is a passionate biryani lover, and being a true Bangalorean he knows all the hidden gems in the city. After a B Com from Bangalore University he worked with Bajaj Finance and HDFC Bank before joining us.
Diya Ranka
Diya truly believes that everyone can gain a lot from practicing just the mundane things; this mentality changed her life the second she adopted it. More importantly, what you must know about her is that she has watched probably every TV shows there is to exist. She also believes that there is just so much to learn from the small things around us and all we need is a change of perspective, which she thinks she has mastered.
Priyanka Gala
Gala is a Communications professional with a passion for travelling and an affinity to all things natural - plants, animals, and food :)


Alumni Testimony

ENSYDE is a wonderful, innovative and heart-centered organisation ! Under the guidance and mentorship of Manvel Alur, I discovered the joys of solving environmental issues and implementing fearless programs! ENSYDE encouraged my love for food, DOGs and saving the planet and for that, I will always be grateful.

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ENSYDE in the News

In a first for the Cultural Capital, an e-waste bin will be installed at Saraswathipuram Head Post Office on Sept. 27 (tomorrow) at 2 pm.
Around 140 kg of e-waste was collected from homes. These included printers, monitors, cables, toasters, microwaves, CFLs and tubelights.
For the last few days, it is not just for posts and money transaction that you see people at the, post office , but some environmentally conscious citizens are also dropping their e-waste here.
Over the last one month, BBMP and two NGOs have been collecting e-waste from citizens in a drive which will now be expanded to other government agencies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Saahas in partnership with Environmental Synergies in Development (ENSYDE) is conducting a mega e-waste collection drive the entire month.

Saahas in partnership with Environmental Synergies in Development (ENSYDE) is conducting a mega e-waste collection drive the entire month.

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