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India Sustainability Conclave 2012 at New Delhi

FICCI's India Sustainability Conclave 2012Event Dates: March 6-7, 2012
The LaLiT, New Delhi, India
Organized By:
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

About the Conclave:

The concept of the Triple Bottom Line in the business paradigm suggests that business goals are inseparable from the society and environment within which they operate. Corporate Sustainability is now treated as an all encompassing framework for businesses rather than a stand-alone achievable.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is launching its annual flagship event – India Sustainability Conclave – on March 6-7, 2012, in New Delhi, to focus on Corporate Sustainability and how businesses can integrate sustainability in their day-to-day operations and long term business goals.

This year’s Conclave will feature a two-day Conference on the theme, “Balancing Business Goals in a Sustainability Paradigm”, as well as a Sustainability and CleanTech Expo for companies to showcase their clean technologies, innovations and sustainability initiatives. The event will have the following special features:

  • Holistic discussion on Business Perspectives on trends, challenges, sustainability paradigms, current corporate initiatives, role of policy, elements of external interface for businesses such as supply chain imperative, stakeholder engagement, and sustainability reporting
  • Focus on two thematic areas – Water and Waste – key to sustainable business operations
  • Master classes on Sustainability Reporting for Corporate and Sustainable Financing for Banks and Financial Institutions
  • ‘Sustainability and CleanTech Expo’ for companies to present their sustainability initiatives, clean technologies and innovative projects
  • ‘Business to Business’ interface through various networking opportunities

Objectives of the Event:

India Sustainability Conclave 2012 will be a knowledge, networking and capacity building platform which will address key issues of sustainability for businesses including:

  • Providing direction on how businesses can integrate sustainability into their overall business strategy and for its penetration to their entire value chain
  • Finding means to address the fundamental issues for Corporate with respect to sustainability
  • Capacity Building to equip companies with necessary skills
  • Enabling business to business linkages and exchanging innovative thought processes
  • Providing an annual platform for knowledge sharing, discussing best practices and policy recommendations

Conclave Sub-Themes:

  • Building a Sustainability Paradigm for Businesses
  • Policy: A Catalyst or an Imperative for Businesses to adopt Sustainability?
  • Sustainability of the Supply Chain
  • Is sustainability reporting fashionable?
  • Stakeholder engagement- Towards making business decisions sustainable
  • Sustainability in the New Decade: CEO’s Perspective
  • Reducing Lending Risks through Sustainability Assessment
  • Being Water Positive: Why is it vital to Sustainability?
  • Closing the loop, moving towards Zero Waste strategy
  • Enabling Environment for Clean Technology Development and Diffusion
  • Achieving the Critical Balance between Growth and Sustainability
List of Speakers: (Updated Post event)

  • Mr. Digvijay Singh, Senior Congress Leader
  • Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Hon’ble Minister of Rural Development, Govt of India
  • Mr R. V. Kanoria, President, FICCI
  • Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General, IICA
  • Mr. Patrice Coeur-Bizot, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative on “Sustainability and Equity”
  • Mr. Naved Masood, Secretary, Ministry of Corproate Affairs, GoI
  • Mr. Siddhartha Birla, Vice President, FICCI
  • Dr. Prodipto Ghosh, Chairman, FICCI Climate Change Task Force, & Former Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, GoI
  • Dr.Ashok Khosla, Chairman, Development Alternatives
  • Mr. Christopher Greenwald, Head of Sustainability Application and Operations, SAM Research
  • Mr. A. B. Chakraborty, Executive Director, ONGC
  • Ms. Caroline Twigg, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Ms. Jeeva Perumalpillai-Essex, South Asia Regional Manager, Sustainable Business Advisory, IFC
  • Mr J. M. Mauskar, Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, GoI
  • Mr. L. Rajasekar, Executive President, Ultratech Cement
  • Mr. Nazeeb Arif, Vice President, Corporate Communications, ITC
  • Mr. Girish Joshi, General Manager, Bombay Stock Exchange
  • Ms. Rita Roy Choudhary, Director and Head – Environment, Climate Change and Renewable Energy Division, FICCI.
  • Mr Chiranjib Banerjee, Zonal Manager (North) – Corporate, Enterprise & Public Sector, HP
  • Mr. Pranshu Singhal, Head Sustainability Affairs
  • Ms. Bhawna Prasad, Director Business & Industry, WWF India
  • Mr. Dipankar Ghosh, Partner, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, E&Y.
  • Dr. Y. K. Saxena, Chief of EHS & Sustainability, Jubilant Life Sciences Limited
  • Ms. Prema Shrikrishna, Manager – Corporate Responsibility, Vodafone Essar
  • Dr. Aditi Haldar, India Head, Global Reporting Initiative
  • Dr. Dipak Dasgupta, Principal Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, GoI
  • Mr. Ajay K. Kapoor, Chief General Manager, SIDBI
  • Mr. Sumit Ghosh, Director-Global Banking, Citibank
  • Mr. Alok Dayal, Senior Director, IDFC
  • Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, Senior Vice President, FICCI & Country Head, HSBC
  • Mr. Harshpati Singhania, Managing Director, JK Paper
  • Dr. Mukesh Aghi, Managing Director, Steria India
  • Mr. R. S. Sharma, Managing Director, Jindal Power
  • Mr. Ravi Sharma, Managing Director, Adani Power
  • Mr. Sunand Sharma, Country President, Alstom India
  • Dr. Satish Kumar, Energy Ambassador and Vice President, Schneider Electric
  • Dr. R R Sonde, Executive Vice President & Head of Innovation, R&D, Thermax
  • Mr. Raj Pai, Managing Director, GEF Advisors
  • Mr. G Mohan Kumar, Additional Secy, Ministry of Water Resources, GoI
  • Mr. Sambit Basu, Director, IDFC
  • Mr. Ravindra Sewak, Country Director – India, Safe Water Network
  • Mr. Kolluru Krishan, Chairman, MPPL
  • Mr. Perses Bilimoria, CEO & Founder, Earthsoul India
  • Mr. Shankar Venkateswaran, Director, SustainAbility India
  • Mr. Surojit Bose, Associate Director, PwC
  • Mr. Ranjit Singh, AGM – CSR, Maruti Suzuki
  • Ms. Shweta Shukla, Head – CSR and Sustainability, Proctor and Gamble India


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