09.30 - 09.40 Welcome address by The Economic Times
Sunita Quadros, Sr. Vice President / Business Head - Times Strategic Solutions Limited (BCCL)
09.40 - 10.00 Opening Address by the Chief Guest
Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
10.00 – 10.10 Keynote Address by the Guest of Honor: Reimagining Our Planet – Building Back Better

Ambassador T. S. Tirumurti, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, New York

10.15 - 10.30 Opening Keynote Address

Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group

10.35 – 11:35 Thought Leaders Panel Discussion: Can Business step up on SDGs post COVID-19

Peter Betzel, CEO, IKEA India
Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor
Ahmed Elsheikh, President and CEO, PepsiCo India
Dipali Goenka, CEO & Jt. MD, Welspun India Ltd

Chairperson: Peter Bakker, President & CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

11.40 – 11.50 Special Address: Plastic Waste Management- An opportunity to drive action across global SDGs

Atul Sud, President WeCare & Director Government, Regulatory & Legal Affairs- Perfetti Van Melle India Pvt.Ltd.

11.55 – 12:30 Launch of The ET and Futurescape 7th Sustainability Index


Introduction to the ET and Futurescape 7th Sustainability Index Report by Namrata Rana, Director, Strategy and Brand, Futurescape, India Ambassador of University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

  • Official Launch of the Report
  • Felicitation of the top-ranking leaders followed by 10 minutes address

12.00 – 12.06 | Dilip Gaur, Managing Director, Grasim Industries
12.07 – 12.15 | CP Gurnani, Managing Director & CEO, Tech Mahindra Ltd
12.17 – 12.25 | Sameer Garde, President, Cisco India and SAARC
12.25 – 12.32 | Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor

Closing statement by Namrata Rana
12.35 – 12:55 ET Editor in Discussion with Guest: What are those 5 Sustainable Development Goals that help future-proof global recovery

Himangshu Watts, Senior Editor, The Economic Times with Renata Dessallien, United Nations Resident Coordinator in India

13:00 – 13:30 Let’s Hear from the SDG Advocates: Leave No One Behind - Our Planet, Our People, Our Future

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT), UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate, Member of the Advisory Committee to the Secretary-General’s 2019 Climate Action
Edward (Eddie) Ndopu, Award winning, internationally acclaimed activist and humanitarian, SDG UN Advocate
Ankit Kawatra, Founder Zomato Feeding India, Forbes 30 u 30, Queen's Young Leader, GQ 50 Most Influential, United Nations Young Leader, National Youth Awardee
Moderator - Abhishek Gopalka, Managing Director and Partner, BCG

13.35 – 13.55 In Conversation: Thinking, Talking and Working Climate Change and SDG’s

Shloka Nath, Head - Sustainability and Special Projects at Tata Trusts and Executive Director, India Climate Collaborative; Vice President, Bombay Natural History With Bhumi Pednekar, Climate Warrior and Actor

14.00 – 14:40 Panel Discussion - Sustainable Investment: From Idea to Impact

Hari Menon, Country Director, India and Lead - Policy and Govt Relations, South & Southeast Asia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD
Deepak Bagla, Managing Director & CEO, Invest India
Deepthi Reddy, CEO, Samunnati Foundation
Rahul Munjal, Chairman & Managing Director, Hero Future Energies
Moderator - Vedika Bhandarkar, Chief of Global Impact,

14:55 – 15.10 Special Address: Sustainable Path towards Economic Development

Neerja Birla, Founder & Chairperson at Aditya Birla Education Trust

15:15 – 15.40 Expert Opinion: Circular Economy for the SDGs: From Concept to Practice
Ravi Singh, Secy. Gen and CEO, WWF-India
Garima Singh, Founder member, WeCare and Head, Government Affairs, Mondelez
Marc Zornes, Founder, Winnow
Moderator - Namrata Rana, Director, Strategy and Brand, Futurescape, India Ambassador of University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
15.45 – 15.55 Stakeholders Key Address: Governance as SDG’s accelerator
Dr. Shailja Sharma, Director General (Statistics), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
15.55 - 16.05 Special Address
Anne L. Alonzo, Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, Corteva Agrisciences
16.10 - 16.40 Fire Side Chat: Embedding Sustainability INTO Purpose, People, Product and Planet
Sonali Krishna, Anchor & Senior Editor at ET NOW with Sir Martin Stuart Sorrell, Founder and Executive Chairman of S4 Capital plc
16.40 - 17.00 Powerful Voice – Hearing it from the world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development: Building the New Economy: Harmonizing Climate Change for Sustainable Business
Jeffrey D. Sachs, President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development, and an SDG Advocate for UN
17.05 - 17.20 Leaders Dialog: Digital Pathways for Sustainable Business
Prof. Utkarsh Majmudar, Member of the Board of Governors, IIM Raipur with Puneet Chandok, President, India and South Asia at Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd
17.25 -17.55 In Conversation with Women Leaders: Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda
Dr. Anita Bhatia, Deputy Executive Director for UN Women and UN Assistant Secretary General for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships
Tara Abrahams, Managing Director of New York office, Arabella Advisors, Board chair of She’s the First, Member of Board of the International Center for Research on Women
Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of BJP, Member of Parliament from New Delhi Parliamentary constituency

ModeratorArchana Rai, Editor (South), The Economic Times.
18.00 – 18.10 Special Address: Building Energy-Sustainability Nexus
Dave Turk, Acting Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency
18.10 – 18.35 Closing Address
Dia Mirza, Actor | Producer | UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador & United Nations Secretary-General Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals |
Round Table 01 - Health Sector with Futurescape as Knowledge Partners
Theme: Skilling the Unskilled: A Step Towards Sustainable Health
11.30 - 12:30

Chairperon - Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group
Guest of Honor - Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of BJP, Member of Parliament from New Delhi Parliamentary constituency
Moderator – Namrata Rana, Director-Strategy and Brand, Futurescape


Karan Singh, Managing Director, ACG
Anshu Gupta, Founder, Goonj
Deepak S Bhatia, CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation of India
Dr. Neeta Verma, Director General, National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Govt. of India
Dr. Om Manchanda, Managing Director, Dr Lal Path Labs
Dr. Meghna Desai, Country Director, CDC-India, CDC Center for Global Health (CGH)

Round Table 02 - Defying all odds to embrace clean and safe water
14.30 – 15.30

Moderator and Introduction - Prof. Utkarsh Majmudar, Member of the Board of Governors, IIM Raipur


OP Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, WRI India
VK Madhavan, Chief Executive Officer, WaterAid, India
Joe Phelan, Director India, World Business Council for Sustainable Business
Dr. Aruna Rachakonda, Marketing Director South Asia, Corteva Agriscience™
Reshma Anand, Chief Executive Officer, Hindustan Unilever Foundation
Juhi Gupta, Head of Sustainability, PepsiCo India
Dr Srikanta K Panigrahi, Director General, Indian Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD), New Delhi
Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, DG, National Mission for Clean Ganga

Round Table 03 - Energy Sector with IEA as Knowledge Partners
Theme: Building Energy-Sustainability Nexus
16.00 - 17:00

Moderator – Tom Howes, Head of Energy and Environment Division at International Energy Agency

Key Speaker - Dave Turk, Acting Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Neha Palmer, Head of Energy Strategy, Global Infrastructure, Google. - Video recording
Ravi Suri, Partner, Head of Infrastructure Advisory (Lower Gulf), Global Head of Infrastructure Finance, KPMG Lower Gulf
Sumila Gulyani, Program Leader for Infrastructure and Sustainable Development, World Bank
Gauri Singh, Deputy Director-General, IRENA
Ashish Khanna, President - Renewables, Tata Power

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