Sonika Manandhar, our co-founder and CTO is 1 of the 7 UNEP Young Champions of the Earth. During the German Covestro trip she along with her winner colleagues shared their work and ways to accelerate sustainable development in a meeting with the CEO of Covestro, Markus Steilemann.
Aloi would like to congratulate our co-founder and CTO, Sonika Manandhar for being awarded the United Nations Environment Programme, Young Champions of the Earth award. She was one of the 7 award winners who presented her Green Energy Mobility platform (GEM) which aims to make electric public transportation a quality alternative to private vehicles to combat climate change. As Safa tempos, or electric minibuses, are ubiquitous in Kathmandu and well-known for being women-owned, GEM’s vision is to help women own and upgrade their electric vehicles through low-interest impact financing.
Last month the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) published an article ‘Climate leadership for inspiration on Women’s Day and every day’. The article included six women with extraordinary climate leadership qualities: Greta Thunberg, Christiana Figueres, Anne Hidalgo, Carolina Schmidt, Kibarisho Leintoi, and our co-founder and CTO, Sonika Manandhar.
When asked why others should consider green entrepreneurship her answer is simple: “Because that’s the future. That’s where the money will be in the future. The impact investment sector is valued at US$502 billion, and there’s the huge problem of climate change facing us—as well as a lucrative opportunity to solve it.” – Sonika Manandhar, Cofounder and CTO of Aloi Private Limited