Our Transformation Carbon projects reduce greenhouse gas emissions at scale while helping vulnerable communities around the world live healthier, happier lives.
Lives improved by our investments
Countries reached through existing projects
Tonnes of C02e emissions reduced, avoided, and removed
Lives improved by our investments
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.
Over 40% of the worlds land mass is now 'degraded', with 30% of emissions from forest degradation caused by wood fuel harvesting from traditional cooking methods such as three stone fires. To combat this, CQC is distributing clean cookstoves that eliminate the need for large fuel firewood, and alleviate pressure on forests. We spoke to several people about their experiences with deforestation, these are their stories.
C-Quest Capital’s Efficient Lighting Projects in India – Lighting a Better Future
C-Quest Capital’s LED project makes it possible for low-income rural families to replace inefficient incandescent bulbs with efficient long-life LEDs. Switching to LED lighting improves the living and working conditions of millions of people in rural India, provides meaningful savings on energy bills and generates significant carbon emission reductions.
Methane is 80 times more powerful than CO2 at warming the climate. Every day in Bangladesh, thousands of small and medium size gas leaks can go undetected. Learn how C-Quest Capital is addressing the issue.
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.
"Before I started using the cookstove my eyes would get sore because of the smoke from the three-stone fires. My living conditions improved when I became the first person in my village to receive the cookstove" Angeline Mathe
"With these new stoves I can spend more time with my kids, play with them, and watch movies. I want to say thank you (to CQC) for supporting our village by giving us these stoves. It helped us to spend more time together as a community which has brought us more happiness." Yexong
"Many children were spending time gathering firewood. They were not having enough time to focus on studies. Ever since I got the cookstove in my home [...] my children now have more time to focus more on their studies " Thelma Nyoni
"Before I got the new stove, the three-stone fire was a danger to my children because it burnt my nephew's right hand twice when they were playing. Now that I have the new cookstove, there are no incidents like that" Ntombiyempi Ndlovu
"Getting these stoves (from CQC) was very beneficial to us as it requires much less wood and is almost smokeless, which directly improves our health. We are very grateful that we received these new stoves" Jasor Jana
"The new stove that we received is perfect for us. The best part is that it’s almost smokeless. It consumes less wood and takes less time to cook on it. Also, it doesn’t get affected by the wind. It’s very easy to cook on these stoves and keep them clean." Rosav Bit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.