October 22, 2007
Tulsi Tanti named amongst TIMEs Heros of the Environment
Mumbai: Suzlon founder and Chairman & Managing Director, Mr. Tulsi R Tanti has
been named as one of the Heroes of the Environment in the current issue of leading
international news and current affairs magazine TIME, ranking among the likes of
giants of the environment movement like Nobel laureate Al Gore and former Soviet
President Mikhail Gorbachev.
Ranked among the Moguls & Entrepreneurs, Mr. Tanti is recognized for his personal
vision and leadership in creating Suzlon one of the worlds leading wind power
players. Speaking to TIME about the journey to become one of the most successful
entrepreneurs in renewable energy, Mr. Tanti said: "Yes, green business is good
business, but it's not just about making money. It's about being responsible."
Mr. Tanti played a leading role in resurrecting the fledgling wind industry in India,
taking what was a fledgling industry just over a decade ago and building the
foundations for what is over a 2,000 MW year market today. This rapid growth of
the market has led India to become the fourth leading wind power market in the
The recognition comes close on the heels of the recognition of the UN International
Panel of Climate Change, headed by Indias Dr. R.K. Pachauri, and Mr. Al Gore for
their contribution towards raising awareness and initiating action on Climate Change.
Mr. Tanti will be recognized with the Heroes of the Environment award at a ceremony
in London on the 25th Oct, 2007. This will be the second edition of the awards,
instituted in 2006 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of
With the focused international attention from governments, businesses, media and
people at large, the response to the climate change crisis is fast shifting from debate,
to action. And Suzlon is on leading edge of enterprises working towards powering
sustainable development around the world through harnessing the power of the
wind. Suzlon is frontrunner in bringing concrete solutions to mitigating climate
change, and as the company makes an ever increasing contribution, in Mr. Tantis
own words, I just want to do what I can to fix the problem."