GET INSPIRED & LEARN FROM AFFORESTT'S FOUNDER!

MEET THEM IN OUR PROGRAM

ABOUT THE PROJECT 

What is it about?

Every minute, the equivalent of 36 football fields of forest disappears globally, while 114 cars are produced. At Afforestt, they create natural, wild, maintenance free native forests, in the cities and their surroundings. It is thanks to a technique that makes trees grow 10 times faster than in nature (cf. Dr Akira Miyawaki, a Japanese botanist and plant ecology expert). 

 

Started in January 2011, Afforest is a for-profit social enterprise working as a service provider to re-establish green cover. In 2015, they put everything they know open source, enabling anyone to grow forests!

Quick overview

  • Creation date: 2011

  • Country of origin: INDIA

  • Staff:

  • Budget:

Impact

450 026

Planted trees

138

Native forests created

44

Cities

10

Countries

Business model

Afforestt is a for-profit social enterprise that doesn't rely on grants.

Discover more

A few links you should check out: 

  • Afforestt's website here

  • Shubhendu's TED talks page here 

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Shubhendu Sharma

An industrial engineer turned multi-awarded social entrepreneur, Shubhendu is Afforestt’s founder and director.

 

He was an engineer at Toyota when he discovered Miyawaki’s afforestation method - which he thought was the most efficient way to grow forest in a cost-efficient and sustainable way. He experimented growing a forest in his 753 square feet backyard… And the adventure began! 

 

Background & awards

  • Ashoka Fellow 

  • INK Fellow

  • TED Fellow

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

In our Discovery program you will learn in details about: 

  • Afforestt (Vision, Story, KPI's, Impact, Business model)

  • Shubhendu's entrepreneurial path & mindset (First steps, Main learnings, Pivots)

  • His partnership proposal (Long term vision, Collaboration terms, partner's profile, etc.)

  • What it means to replicate the same concept (Daily life, Possible business models, Necessary skills)

JOIN THE DISCOVERY PROGRAM TO

MEET SHUBHENDU & OTHER FOUNDERS!

Spreading news as much as impactful solutions!

Check out our latest news on social media :)

  • LinkedIn - Snowball Effect page
  • Facebook
  • Instagram

Made with Love by Snowball Effect 

© Copyright 2020 - All Rights Reserved