Emergent Ventures

Founder and Managing Director

Vinod has over 25 years of Industry Experience, centered on Clean Energy, Strategic Management and Finance. Over the years, he has helped launch a number of new businesses in Clean Technologies including Renewable Energy Aggregators in wind, hydro and bio-mass energy, LED Appliances, Sustainable Farming etc.

His special area of expertise has been Strategic Management, Financing, Mergers and Acquisitions and Cross Border Partnerships, Venture Financing etc.

He founded Emergent Ventures India (EVI) in 1999 and launched the Clean Development Business in 2004. Since then EVI has become a globally recognized and leading business in the Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development with more than 300 assignments, and has been personally involved with incubation of business, Renewable Energy Policy and Financing, Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development, Rural Electrification etc.

A profile of his experience- 

Launch of RE Businesses (Hydro, Wind and Bio-mass), which have created capacities ~ 500 MW+ New and Innovative financing mechanisms for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Off Grid Energy Services, Carbon Backed Financing, Loans for Energy Efficient Homes, Venture Funds for Energy Services Company, Partial Risk Guarantee Fund for Energy Efficiency Etc. New Business models including for rural micro grids, high yield high value sustainable farming, design of integrated Renewable Energy Zones (combining wind, solar, biomass) networked business platforms, product development spin-ins etc. Large Scale carbon finance opportunity development ~ 500 million Euro+ for well known corporate. Sale of VERs from a 400 MW Hydro Power Project - then the largest VER Deal in the world. He has acquisition of capacities and businesses in India as well as across globe. Design and Development of a globally benchmarked, process based organization for a manufacturing plant in UAE.

Contact: vinod.kala@emergent-ventures.com