Your purchase of carbon offsets is supporting our Transformation Carbon project portfolio and not one specific project. All carbon offsets purchased will be retired at the end of every calendar year.
Transformation Carbon is owned and operated by C-Quest Capital LLC (CQC), a social impact project developer whose purpose is to transform the lives of families in poor communities around the world by providing them access to sustainable energy services and clean energy technologies and at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat global climate change. CQC was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Washington DC, USA with subsidiaries in India, Malaysia and Cambodia.
Developing high impact carbon finance projects under three operational platforms: Cleaner Cooking, Efficient Lighting and Sustainable Energy is core to our business. Unlike most other retail carbon offset platforms, we are not a middle man. We develop and implement our Transformation Carbon projects directly with our own subsidiaries or with our on-the-ground partners.
CQC has active carbon project operations in 8 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and South and Southeast Asia that have thus far improved the lives of over 16 million people and have reduced over 3.5 million tonnes of CO₂ emission reductions.
Ken has over 40 years of experience in developing financially viable sustainable energy and forestry projects in the developing countries. In the World Bank he initiated and led the first global carbon fund, the Prototype Carbon Fund, and managed the growth of the World Bank’s carbon finance business to a total of eight carbon funds and over a billion dollars under management. After leaving the World Bank in 2005, Ken joined management teams in Climate Change Capital in London and Goldman Sachs in New York before accepting the role of building C-Quest Capital as CEO.
Chief Executive Officer
Richard has over 15 years of experience as a finance executive. As CFO of CQC, Richard is responsible for managing the finance and accounting functions for the CQC group of companies. Prior to joining CQC, Richard served as the CFO for Revolution Energy Solutions, a company focused on the production of renewable energy and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through projects that operate on agricultural platforms throughout the U.S.
Chief Financial Officer
As COO, Jason primarily oversees CQC’s investment operations in cleaner cooking and biomass fuels. He is a clean energy program manager with nearly 15 years of experience and demonstrated expertise in climate finance and rural energy program development and implementation working in energy teams at the World Bank, International Resources Group (IRG), and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (Cambodia).
Chief Operating Officer
Max is a Chambers-rated environmental and corporate lawyer and policy advisor assisting clients with environmental and energy transactions and policy matters across a range of sectors, including energy generation and infrastructure, carbon markets, industrial and manufacturing, biofuels, oil and gas, green finance, and clean-tech. He is a graduate of Yale University and received his J.D. and Masters degrees from Vermont Law School specializing in environmental law and policy.
Ryan works with CQC in their D.C. office on legal and operational matters, putting to use his interests in environmental markets and conservation. Ryan has an MA in Environmental Policy from Cambridge University and a JD from Vermont Law School, where he practiced in the school’s environmental legal clinic.
Junior Legal Counsel
Isabel has more than fifteen years of experience in the carbon finance business: developing, establishing and managing carbon funds, monitoring carbon emission reductions projects and organizing and managing carbon asset transactions. She gained experience working as Carbon Funds Coordinator at the World Bank’s Carbon Finance Business and then as Carbon Operations Portfolio Officer at Natsource LLC. On December 2008, Isabel joined CQC, responsible for client relations and sale of carbon assets.
Sales and Marketing Advisor
Ang has over ten years of experience in developing and managing CDM projects. He is a CDM technical specialist with strong knowledge of the entire project cycle from origination and feasibility studies to carbon credit issuance. At CQC, Ang prepares CDM-related documents and provides CDM-related expertise on design and implementation of projects to comply with the requirements set forth by the CDM Executive Board.
Ang Kong Nian
Senior Carbon Finance Specialist &
Siddhartha has nearly 15 years of experience in a variety of sectors including the automobile industry, banking and now carbon finance. As part of the CQC India team, he manages the day-to-day operations for our CDM energy efficient lighting project. He also supports operations of CQC’s improved cookstoves project in Nigeria and Zambia. He has a degree in business management from the Indian School of Business and a degree in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi University.
COO India and Africa Stoves
Tridip has nearly 15 years of work experience in the field of climate change and renewable energy. Prior to joining CQC, he worked as Technical Team Leader and Business Development manager in verification firms TUV Rhineland and SGS India Pvt Ltd in their respective climate change business units. At CQC, he is accountable for all Programme of Activities compliance matters, inside and outside India.
Tridip Kumar Goswami
Head of Compliance
Reaksmey heads up CQC's day-to-day operations in Cambodia and leads our business development in the SE Asia region. He has a strong financial markets background with most of his career in the banking and financial sector with companies like ANZ Royal (2008-2016), where he was Interim Head of Global Markets and Senior Manager, Global Markets responsible for balance sheet and portfolio management; and sales and marketing of derivatives products i.e. foreign exchange, interest rates and commodities to companies in Cambodia.
Managing Director Cambodia