The Value Proposition

SustEdge, a division of EAI, offers a focused consulting offering for the top management of Indian companies keen on tapping into opportunities offered by the fast growing market for products and solutions that are sustainable and environment friendly.

The Research & Consulting Team at EAI comprises professionals from reputed institutions such as the IITs and IIMs, and who have considerable acquaintance with the Indian sustainability sector.

Who can benefit from SustEdge?

If your company is keen on aligning your existing products and solutions to a more sustainable portfolio in order to benefit from the changing Indian and global market aspirations, EAI’s strategic assistance will be critical for your company in designing a powerful roadmap.

Our SustEdge assistance will be especially to FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) companies in India. We can help your company understand the emerging market and consumer contours in sustainability better, and help you design products, processes and solutions that will enable you to offer your solutions that has the sustainability edge.

Our consulting services are a rich combination of insights and actionables, and are directed towards companies’ top management.


Achieving the Sustainability Edge

The key value we bring to building your sustainability edge is our knowledge and expertise to evaluate a comprehensive set of sustainability avenues covering the core and extended ecosystems of your business.

The other value we add is in helping your company translate your sustainability efforts and results into meaningful and powerful metrics that significantly enhance your company’s branding and positioning.


The most effective ways to attain the sustainability edge will be different for different companies, even if they are in the same business category. This is because the sustainability edge is achieved not only by leveraging the tangible assets and business characteristics, but also by building upon the company culture and value systems. A company that had long had a culture of involving the society around its manufacturing facilities in its activities could develop sustainable strategies that build upon this aspect – this company could emphasise on procuring a lot more components or raw materials from local vendors, for instance.

Adding elements of sustainability to your business is no longer just good ethics, it is good business too, because in India, as well as in many other parts of the world, we are today having more aware and more active consumers. Such consumers are increasingly demanding that the brands they purchase or consume should care about the people and the planet as much as they care about profits.

Examples of consumer sustainability aspirations abound across diverse end use sectors and products – be they in the form of organically produced food, in the movement away from leather & fur, or in the form of energy and resource saving features of the product.

In addition, evolving government mandates and regulations add another set of imperatives for your company’s value chain to embrace sustainability. Such external drivers essentially imply that being a more sustainable enterprise could not just get more business, it also could mean less penalties!

Finally, the best of breed companies worldwide, and in India, are reviewing their entire value chains to explore how best to embed sustainability in as many of the value chain components as possible – starting all the way from raw material production (by their suppliers!) to in-bound and out-bound logistics, to how packaging of their products for their end users could be more sustainable and environment friendly.

The top management of companies need to consider all the above aspects while they try to design their companies to attain the sustainability edge.

What are the specific categories of assistance from EAI’s SustEdge consulting for Indian corporates?

SustEdge’s strategic consulting services can benefit your company through one or more of the following avenues.

Strategic Assistance Avenue Details
Analysis Market Analysis - Detailed analysis of your product and market to understand the types of sustainability aspirations for your immediate customer as well as your extended customers. This will involve understanding of both business imperatives owing to external regulations as well as intrinsic demands and needs of end users.
Policy & Regulatory Analysis - Detailed analyses of the policy and regulatory trends in the context of sustainability that can have a direct or indirect impact on your company’s business prospects, and how your company can strategise your sustainability strategy to adhere to the emerging norms and standards.
Best Practices Research & Analysis - Our research team can help you get an excellent idea of the key sustainability practices being adopted by other Indian peers and global leaders in order for your company to leverage efforts
Partnerships JVs & Partnerships - Assistance in identifying business or technology partners for joint venture, technology licensing and more that can either directly add a sustainable product to your portfolio or add that sustainability edge to your existing products.
Innovations Identifying Opportunities around Key Innovations - Focussed research assistance that enables your company to identify innovations that have the potential to add the sustainability edge to your products, as well as identifying and analyzing companies that are attractive for investments or acquisitions to enhance your sustainable product portfolio.

Interested in taking up EAI's consulting assistance?

Write to us at – consult@eai.in or call Narsi 7358263274

Why is the SustEdge Strategic Assistance Unique?

We provide value that is a combination of strategy and action. We bring forth a combination of insights, actionable recommendations and go-to-market assistance, made possible because of our firm’s marketing orientation and our wide network of contacts in the sustainability industry.

Expertise all along the sustainability ecosystem. Our team has undertaken a number of research and consulting assignments across a wide spectrum of sustainability and cleantech in the past 10 years – renewable energy, sustainable products, waste management, renewable chemicals, electric mobility and more.As our consulting has always been market facing, it has provided us with exceptional perspectives about market demands and sustainability aspirations for a wide variety of business and end user sectors.

Value for Money - We cost a fraction of what the top management consulting firms cost for similar value!

EAI’s Consulting Assistance across Cleantech Domain

EAI provides focused and effective top management assistance for the following cleantech domains:

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Interested in taking up EAI's consulting assistance?

Write to us at – consult@eai.in or call Narsi 7358263274

EAI Consulting Clients in Clean Energy & Cleantech

EAI has had the fortune to assist some of the world’s top companies in their cleantech efforts. Some of the prominent companies and organizations we have assisted in cleantech consulting include

About Us

Our specialized consulting division provides assistance in market research & business intelligence, market potential analysis, strategy consulting, technology vendor/supplier finder, technology & business due diligence, M&A assistance and more for the complete clean energy, environment and sustainability value chain.

We have assisted a range of stakeholders, small businesses/SMEs, startups, large corporations, state and central government, venture capital companies, private equity firms, investment banks, NGOs and more. Send a note to consult@eai.in if you wish to take our consulting help.

Our specialized consulting has benefitted clients all across India and select countries outside:

We has provided consulting & industry research assistance across India, having clients who have benefitted from our consulting or research from the following cities:

Ahmedabad | Amravati | Amritsar | Asansol | Aurangabad | Bangalore (Bengaluru) | Belgaum | Bhavnagar | Bhopal | Bhubaneswar | Bikaner | Chandigarh | Chennai (Madras) | Coimbatore | Cuttack | Dehradun | Delhi | Dhanbad | Durgapur | Faridabad | Firozabad | Gandhinagar | Gangtok | Ghaziabad | Guntur | Gurgaon | Guwahati | Gwalior | Hyderabad | Indore | Jabalpur | Jaipur | Jalandhar | Jalgaon | Jammu | Jamnagar | Jamshedpur | Jodhpur | Kalyan | Kanpur | Kochi (Cochin) | Kolhapur | Kolkata (Calcutta) | Kota | Kozhikode | Lucknow | Ludhiana | Madurai | Mangalore | Meerut | Mumbai (Bombay) | Mysore (Mysuru)| Nagpur | Nashik | Navi Mumbai | Nellore | Noida | Patna | Pimpri & Chinchwad | Pune | Raipur | Rajkot | Ranchi | Salem | Sangli | Solapur | Surat | Thane | Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) | Tiruchirapally (Trichy) | Udaipur | Vadodara (Baroda) | Vijayawada | Vishakapatnam | Warangal

Countries worldwide where we have assisted clients through research reports or consulting

Australia | Austria | Bahrain | Belgium | Brazil | Canada | Chile | China | Croatia | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Hong Kong | Hungary | Greece | Iceland | India | Indonesia | Ireland | Israel | Italy | Japan | Kuwait | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malaysia | Malta | Mexico | Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Portugal | Republic of Korea (South Korea) | Russia | Saudi Arabia | Singapore | Slovakia | Slovenia | South Africa | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Thailand | Tunisia | Turkey | United Kingdom (UK) | United States of America (USA)

Specific Domains We Operate in

Solar Energy

Solar PV- Rooftop Solar | Residential Rooftop Solar | Commercial & Industrial Rooftop Solar | Ground Mounted Solar Farms | Solar Farm Operations & Maintenance | Solar Farm Monitoring & Control | Solar Power Integration with Grid | Offgrid Solar | Solar Water Pumps | Solar Street Lights | Off-grid Solar Homes ||| Solar PV Components - Solar Trackers | Single Axis Solar Trackers | Dual Axis Solar Trackers | Solar Inverters | Solar Power Plant Central Inverter | Solar Power Plant String Inverter | Solar Power Plant Micro-Inverter | Solar PV Mounting Structures | Solar Power Plant Monitoring & Control Systems | Solar PV Wafers | Solar PV Cells | Monocrystalline Solar Cells | Polycrystalline Solar Cells | Thin Film Solar Cells | Bifacial Solar Cells | Solar Modules/Panels | Solar Panel Backsheets | Solar Panel Aluminium Frames | Solar Panel Encapsulants | Building Integrated Solar PV | Solar PV Storage | Concentrating Solar PV |

Solar Thermal - Low-Temperature Solar Thermal | Solar Water Heating | Solar Cooking | Solar Drying | Medium & High Temperature Solar Thermal | Medium Temperature Commercial & Industrial Heating Using Solar Thermal | High Temperature Industrial Heating Using Concentrated Solar Thermal | Concentrating Solar Power | Storage for Concentrating Solar Power | Fresnel Lens based Concentrating Solar Power | Power Tower based Concentrating Solar Power | Parabolic Trough based Concentrating Solar Power | Dish based Concentrating Solar Power | Hybrid Solar Energy | Solar Wind Hybrid | Solar Biomass Hybrid | Solar PV / Thermal Hybrid

Bio-Energy

Bio-energy for Heating - Combustion-based Biomass Heating | Gasification-based Biomass Heating | Anaerobic Digestion based Biomass Heating

Bio-energy for Power - Combustion-based Biomass Power | Gasification-based Biomass Power | Anaerobic Digestion based Biomass Power | Biomass Combined Heating & Power | CHP Boilers for Biomass | Operations & Maintenance for Biomass-based Energy Plants | Biomass Storage | Biomass Pre-processing | Biomass Ash Management,

Bio-energy for Transportation - Ethanol | First Generation Ethanol | Second Generation Cellulosic Ethanol | Biodiesel | Biodiesel through Transesterification | Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil - HVO | Bio-butanol | Bio-methanol | Bio-CNG | Aviation Biofuels

Other Bio-energy - Biogas | Syngas

Bio-Energy Crops - First Generation Bio-energy Feedstock | Agricultural Waste Feedstock | Dedicated Energy Crops | Perennial Biomass Bio-energy Feedstock | Prominent Biomass Feedstock for Heating & Power | Sawdust for Heating & Power Generation | Rice Husk for Heating & Power Generation | Paddy Straw for Heating & Power Generation | Bagasse for Heating & Power Generation | Julieflora for Heating & Power Generation | Bamboo for Heating & Power Generation

Energy Storage

Electrical Storage - Capacitors | Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage | Chemical Storage | Hydrogen Storage | Fuel Cells

Electrochemical Storage - Battery | Lead Acid Battery | Lithium Ion Battery | Emerging Battery Types | Sodium Sulfur Battery | Solid State Batteries | Battery Management Systems

Mechanical Storage - Pumped Hydro Energy Storage | Flywheel Energy Storage | Compressed Air Energy Storage

Sustainable Transportation

Sustainable Transport - Two Wheelers | Bicycles | Electric Bicycles | Electric Motorbikes | Electric Scooters | Electric Three Wheelers | Sustainable Car Transport | Electric & Hybrid Electric Cars | Battery-based Electric Cars | Hybrid Electric Cars | Plug-in Hybrid Electric Cars | Fuel Cell Electric Cars | Electric Light Commercial Vehicles | Electric Mini Trucks & Vans | Electric Buses | Fuel Cell Buses | Electric Heavy Commercial Vehicles | Electric Trucks | Sustainable Rail Transport | Sustainable Aviation | Fuel Cell Vehicles | Sustainable Transport Infrastructure | EV Charging Infrastructure | DC Charging for Electric Vehicles | AC Charging for Electric Vehicles | Battery Swap Stations for Electric Vehicles | Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure | Sustainable Transport Fuels and Fuel Standards

Sustainable Transport Fuels - Biodiesel | Ethanol | Bio-CNG | Other Biomass-based Liquid Fuels | Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil - HVO

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