Welcome to Calculus Carbon
We are a
portfolio firm
ventures specialises in
institutional market making for large-scale Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) projects and Natural Capital funds, having its presence in London, Singapore and Bangalore
Our Story
The inspiration  for Calculus Carbon has roots in Neelesh's early career experience in Infrastructure & Real Assets, working as an investment banker in a boutique shop, to raise institutional financing for large scale, long duration and asset heavy businesses in sectors such as Telecom, Roads, Hospitality and Power. While working subsequently managing assets for a $1.2 B fund in industrial real estate (logistics parks), he further picked up nuances around evaluating investments in individual asset while managing the risks at the portfolio level
Fast forward to 2022,  Neelesh was approached personally for support in raising financing for a large scale regenerative agriculture project, helping reduce methane emissions in rice ecosystem. Getting up to speed on the workings of carbon markets to direct financing towards large scale nature based solutions (NbS), with each "asset" providing a bouquet of ecosystem services including carbon sequestration, food security, local employment opportunities, among others (read SDGs), there were similarities in the way each NbS project could be evaluated for investment as in any infrastructure or real asset project.
With a long operating life (typically 20-30 years), a large corresponding area (>5000 hectares) and subsequently a large investment requirement per project ($5-10M), each NbS project has many underlying features of an infrastructure project such as a road, commercial real estate or a power plant. No wonder, forests are frequently being referred to as natural infrastructure.
Thus the idea for Calculus Carbon was born to leverage the best practices from infrastructure and real estate, towards financing and scaling the emerging asset class i.e. the natural infrastructure projects or more broadly Nature-based Solutions.
Our mission is to foster a greener planet by offering cutting-edge environmental commodity solutions and sustainable asset management
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Where to Find Us
86-90 Paul Street London, EC2A 4NE
200 Jalan sultan #11-01 Textile Centre Singapore -199018
Smart Avenu, unit FO-02, 4th floor, 28/A, 80 Feet Rd, Michael Palaya, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038
Our People
Neelesh Agrawal
Founder & CEO
Priyanka Lohia
Business Development
Badri Visaal
Product Designer
Ranjan Kudesia
Software Developer
Abhinav Bansal
Advisor, Strategy
Dr. Prabina Rajib
Advisor, Commodities
Hadi Badri
Advisor, Global Strategy
Dr. Brajesh K Dubey
Professor | IIT Kharagpur
Dr. Haritha Saranga
Professor | IIM Bangalore