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High-impact carbon projects

Empowering women and improving lives in developing countries while combating climate change.

Our Transformation Carbon projects reduce greenhouse gas emissions at scale while helping vulnerable communities around the world live healthier, happier lives.

To date

37M+
Lives improved by our investments
20+
Countries reached through existing projects

By 2030

1B+
Tonnes of C02e emissions reduced, avoided, and removed
100M
Lives improved by our investments
30+
Countries reached through existing and planned projects

We are a social impact project developer whose purpose is to transform the lives of families in vulnerable communities around the world. We do this by providing access to sustainable energy services and clean energy technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, combat global climate change, and improve the health of those in need.

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Verified sustainable development impact.

Our projects have a significant sustainable development impact across climate, social, health, and economic empowerment, meeting up to 10 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Our projects are verified and validated through Verra’s industry-leading verification standards, and our impact will be certified through SD VISta, ensuring Verified Carbon Units are of the highest integrity.

Award Winning Project Developer

C-Quest Capital was awarded the ‘Best Project Developer: Energy Efficiency’ and runner-up for ‘Best Project Developer: Public health’ in Environmental Finance’s Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) Rankings 2022.

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Latest News

Winner: Steward Leadership 25

Carbon project developer, C-Quest Capital (CQC) has been included in the Steward Leadership 25 (SL25) list as one of the best initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region for its transformative cookstoves project in Cambodia.

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Open Letter: Experts challenge misguided criticism of clean cookstoves funding

Cookstove experts are calling out recent research on ‘Cookstoves Offset Methodologies’ as misguided and threatening to critical funding for clean alternatives to solid fuel stoves

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Staff Highlight Series: Simon Borcherdt

At C-Quest Capital, the heart and soul of our success lies in the dedication and passion of our exceptional team members. We are excited to kick off a series of blog posts highlighting the exceptional talent we have in this company to put a spotlight on the remarkable individuals who make our organization thrive.

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Mahua Acharya Joins C-Quest Capital as Chief of Staff

C-Quest Capital (CQC), a world-leading carbon finance business dedicated to catalysing an energy transition across Africa and South Asia to mitigate climate change, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mahua Acharya as Chief of Staff.

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Press Release: Shell and C-Quest Capital agree funding for an Efficient Lighting Project in India

Carbon project developer, C-Quest Capital (CQC) and Shell International Eastern Trading Company (Shell) have agreed the financing for one of the largest household efficiency projects globally. The project, dubbed ‘Project Shine I’, will replace inefficient incandescent light bulbs (ICLs) with energy efficient LED globes across disadvantaged rural, and peri-urban regions of India.

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Stories of Impact: Behind Tsotso Stove, there’s a story to tell

Local Poet Sylvia Muzarrabani composed a poem titled "Behind Tsotso Stove, there's a story to tell". The poem encapsulates her feelings of how CQC's TLC Rocket Stove has transformed the lives of the people in her village.

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