#26 Shubhendu Sharma

Shubhendu Sharma
  • Sector: Environment
  • Residence: India

Sharma is an eco-entrepreneur whose for-profit social enterprise Afforestt promotes afforestation methods which produce fast-growing, dense and diverse forests anywhere. The organisation provides consultation and promotes a methodology based on the practices of Japanese forester Akira Miyawaki, to create low-cost and maintenance-free forests and repair the damage to the earth. Over 3,000 forests have already been created using the technique, and Afforestt says it has over 30 times better carbon dioxide absorption than a monoculture plantation.