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Akshay Makar recognized as GreenBiz "30-under-30"

GreenBiz Group today named Mr. Akshay Makar as one of 2021 “30 Under 30” based on a global search for emerging leaders across sectors who are shaping the next generation of sustainable business. The honorees for the sixth annual list were nominated by GreenBiz readers around the world and selected by the GreenBiz editorial team from among hundreds of submissions.

"This year’s selection process felt especially challenging, given the wealth of nominations and applications we received, and that gives me optimism about the future of the sustainability profession,” said GreenBiz Group Editorial Director Heather Clancy. “What these young founders have accomplished already is impressive. Every generation of leaders has much to learn from their fresh perspective on solving the interconnected challenges of the climate crisis and economic inequity."

Thanks to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Net Impact for helping spread the word during the nomination process. Members of this year’s cohort work within companies — large, small, and in-between — that are making strides in their corporate sustainability efforts, including Unilever, Google, Starbucks, REI, UPS, and Amy’s Kitchen. Others are making their voices heard in the sustainability world from other perches, including government, social enterprises, and advocacy groups including the Port of Long Beach, Climate Group, and the Environmental Defense Fund.

This year’s roster ranges from managers and executive directors to founders and CEOs — despite the differences in their industries and sectors, these young leaders are driving the change our world needs. The 30 individuals being honored come from 12 countries — from India to the United States to Lithuania. They work for multinational corporations, innovative startups, social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

Akshay Makar, CEO, CLIMATENZA Solar says, "Vision is to decarbonize Industrial energy needs and our aim is to scale our production of Solar Concentrators as well as advance our technology to deploy Solar thermal plants that will save 1 Million tons of Carbon emission compared to Oil-equivalent during their lifetime."

View the full “2021 GreenBiz 30 under 30” list here:

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