What We Do
We are focused on financing opportunities for next-generation sustainable infrastructure in India and growing emerging economies. We believe that emerging markets such as India have large, fast growing economies and urbanizing populations that require infrastructure which is capital efficient and robust to serve their growing needs. To meet this demand, sunrise industries are emerging to serve basic needs in core areas such as housing, education, finance, energy, urban infrastructure and transport in a way that is socially inclusive and environmentally viable.
We call these Sustainable Infrastructure companies.
These “next generation” companies are capital efficient, built on leapfrog technologies and business models with globally competitive management teams. In addition, they offer exciting investment opportunities with the potential of commercially attractive returns, and as an investment firm, we are committed to making them successful.
Who We Are
We are a U.S. based company with an Indian subsidiary and have offices in McLean, VA and Bangalore, India; and have a deep bench of operational and advisory cross-border expertise that enables us to provide strategic direction, hands on assistance in company building and dynamic linkages with global partners. Our principals and advisors have extensive backgrounds in infrastructure finance, entrepreneurial ventures, early stage and emerging market investing.
We back entrepreneurs that accelerate the sustainable development process with their unique offering and act as a catalyst in implementing our focus on inclusive growth. In 1987, the United Nations released the Brundtland Report, which included what is now one of the most widely recognized definitions: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” We believe our focus proposes a unique way to harness the tools of business and investment to bring about social change in fast moving emerging markets around the world.
Our Academic Partner
To accelerate the development of this asset class, we have partnered with the Emergent Institute, a flagship institute co-founded in Bangalore, India by Professor Stuart Hart, who is a global leader in Sustainability. Our partnership, and close involvement of our principals (including our Chairman, Mr. Shekar Narasimhan, also a co-founder of the Emergent Institute), gives us an extensive partner network including academic institutions, co-investors, leading corporations, thought leaders, action researchers and entrepreneurial practitioners committed to sustainable infrastructure. We believe this cross-pollination of ideas and expertise gives us an an edge in providing leadership to this exciting sunrise asset class of sustainable infrastructure in emerging economies.