HNY 2015, EMC's highlights of 2014 & looking forward to the NY

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  • Looking back on 2014

    We guided one of the large corporates in India on water related CSR interventions based on a Water Stress Index created on a pan India basis considering water availability, quality and climate induced uncertainty.

    We prepared a framework for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) to guide inves tments in the na tura l resource management sector for a Program operated by NABARD, KfW and GIZ. We are also developing for Gujarat International Finance Tech-city (GIFT) an Environmental and social Policy Framework that embeds sustainability considerations.

    We conducted several DDs across India and overseas covering numerous sectors. These DDs were for investors and corporates checking adherence to Equator Principles, IFC Performance Standards, Sector specific EHS guidelines by World Bank Group and OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.

    Improving environmental compliance AND competitiveness is what business looks for. Along with IVAM, the Netherlands, we are working with 50 Bangladeshi textile wet processing industries to conduct Cleaner Production audits. In this process, EMC trained local consultants and built capacities in achieving savings up to 20% in water and energy consumption.

    We were engaged by Government of Mauritius to operationalise the Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) Plan and integrate into Public Procurement Process for the Ministry of Finance. A Green Criteria was developed for 5 products, 60 procurement officers were trained and bid documents with a guidance manual were prepared. SPP in Mauritius is a first in many aspects amongst the developing world and a model to follow.

    A new year is an opportunity to look forward to. As well as an occasion to look back on the year gone by. At EMC LLP, we have selected a few special projects of 2014 to share with you; for the learning and the impact were proud to have achieved through them.

    Two projects under this category include Advanced statistical analyses of water quality data of 18 stations on River Godavari over 7 years for Maharashtra Pollution Control Board. Second project involved application of AERMOD-7, OCD and ISC-ST for a Thermal Power Plant near a coastal area with comparative assessment and validation of the models with field data.

    Environmental, Social and Governance Frameworks for Financial Institutions

    Strategic Advisory on CorporateSocial Responsibility

    Environmental, Health & Safety, Energy and Social Due Diligence (DD)

    Environmental Compliance andCompetitiveness for Business Sustainable Public Procurement Data Analytics and Modeling

  • Looking forward to 2015

    Happy New Year!

    EMC has grown as a family over the past eighteen years developing lasting relationships with our clients, associates as well as our ex-EMC team. We have a strong link with Academia and take in a number of Interns every year. Unlike consulting companies, we have forged bonds with local communities, making us different. Do visit us online at www.emcentre.com

    We are perhaps the only Indian environmental company active not only within India but also prominently positioned overseas with an envious number of international clients. Our hope is to escalate this unique feature in 2015 and beyond.

    Areas we want to focus in future include Strategic CSR Advisory, Sustainability Transformation in Organizations, Green Productivity, ESG at Financial Institutions, EHS, Energy and Social DDs, Advanced Environmental Data Analytics and Modeling. We will be expanding our team and seeking partnerships on this basis.

    Feel free to reach out to:

    Were pleased to introduce our Ekocalendar 2015 brought out by our non-profit section 25 company, Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation. Ekocalendar is an awareness tool with themes, pledges and possible solutions to some of the Environmental issues. A unique feature is the cover page of 'seed' paper which sprouts plants when planted in soil. Do write in if you'd like to see a sample! Visit to know more.www.ekonnect.net

    Looking forward to building our relationship and wishing you the best in 2015!

    Rahul Datar, Senior Vice President, EMC LLP on rahul.datar@emcentre.com

    Shantanu Roy, Senior Vice President,EMC LLP on shantanu.roy@emcentre.com

    Sonal Kaushik Vice President, EMC LLP on sonal.kaushik@emcentre.com

    Reach out to Dr Prasad Modak, Executive President, EMC LLP on prasad.modak@emcentre.com

    Do visit his blog at www.prasadmodak.com

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