Manisha M.



Manisha, an environmental expert with about 17 years’ qualitative experience in spearheading various functions in environmental, climate change and sustainability consulting in diverse organisations such as a premium research organisation, a big 4 consulting firm and a non-profit company. Presently she is working as practice head of the climate change and sustainability division of DEFT Advisory and Research. Her core competencies include environmental strategy and policy framework; Climate change strategy, adaptation and mitigation; climate smart disaster risk management, environment related trade issues; life cycle assessment; product carbon footprint, water and wastewater management, waste management, environmental impact assessment, environmental due diligence, E&S reporting, corporate sustainability strategy and Corporate sustainability and social responsibility reporting and stakeholder consultation strategy. Manisha has advised government and private organizations both in India and outside (south east asian countries, UK, USA, Abu Dhabi based organisations). Her client portfolio includes large corporate, MSME, National and International government agencies and bilateral and multilateral funding agencies (such as ADB, World Bank, GIZ, SDC, CDKN).


  • climate change
  • development
  • sustainable development
  • research & development
  • project design
  • india
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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