Prasad provides advice to the Just Finance Lab and projects in India.

Dr Modak is the Managing Director of Environmental Management Centre Pvt Ltd. and Director of Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation. Prior to this he was a Professor at Centre for Environmental Science & Engineering at IIT Bombay (1984-1994) and later as Professor (Adjunct) at the Center for Technology Alternatives in Rural Areas (CTARA) (2009-2017).


Dr Modak has published several journal articles, chapters and books on environmental management. His book on EIA for Developing Countries was published by UN University (1999) and later reprinted by Oxford University Press (2005). Later, this book was translated in Chinese and Japanese. His book “Environmental Management Towards Sustainability” was published in December 2017 with CRC Press of Taylor and Francis Group. His latest book on Practicing Circular Economy for the CRC Press was released in June 2021. One of his recent co-authored publications is Financing Just Transition in India coauthored with Nick Robins of LSE and Suranjali Tandon of NIFPP, supported by British International Investment.

Prasad Modak holds B Tech (Civil Engg), M Tech (Environmental Science and Engg) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and Doctor of Engg (Environmental Engg) from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.

Research interests

  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Environmental and Social Governance
  • Climate Change


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