Driven by the desire to make a difference, Chandra Ramadurai believes in the possibility of simultaneous financial, social, and environmental return. It is precisely this mission that guides him as the co-founder and CEO of Efficiency Capital (EC) Inc., a unique, performance-based investment solutions provider that funds, develops, and manages energy and low-carbon retrofits in buildings with no upfront cost to the owner. With over two decades in the investment management, energy, and infrastructure industries, Chandra provides leadership to guide the company’s growth, including the development/deployment of various funding solutions, such as the award-winning ESPATM, Energy-as-a-Service, and Net-Zero-as-a-Service. As a pioneer in off-balance sheet, third-party invested building retrofits in North America, EC works owners of multi-residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings to reduce cost and decrease carbon footprints while increasing asset value. Ranked #31 among Canada’s Top Growing Companies by Globe and Mail—just three years after its inception—it’s clear that Efficiency Capital is poised for significant growth.
Prior to Efficiency Capital, Chandra worked in the US, UK, Germany, Middle East, and India in both investment and operational roles with banks, family offices, and Fortune 500 companies. In 2021, he was named to the “Clean 50,” a recognition as one of the top 50 sustainability leaders in Canada. “What keeps me going is that the work Efficiency Capital does provides social and environmental returns without sacrificing financial returns” he says.
Chandra holds an MBA from Duke University. He is also a Chartered Accountant (CA) and engineer.
Co-Founder & CEO — Efficiency Capital
LinkedIn: Chandra Ramadurai