09.25 – 09.35

Opening Remarks:  Vision 2030: Transforming the world: Peace, Prosperity, Partnerships and Planet

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

09.40 – 09.45

Special Address

Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development, Government of India

09.50 - 10.10

Opening Conversation: Much more than just a statement: Championing sustainable business growth for nations

Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO, Verizon Communications

Vinod Mahanta, Senior Editor, The Economic Times

10.15 – 10.40

Launch of The ET and Futurescape 8th Sustainability Index: ESG Report by Nandita Das

Opening Conversation: Namrata Rana, Director, Strategy and Brand, Futurescape, India Ambassador of University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership & Nandita Das, Actress, Director, Social Activist

Nisaba Godrej, Chairperson and Managing Director, Godrej Consumer Products Limited

Neeraj Kanwar, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Apollo Tyres

R. Mukundan, Managing Director & CEO of Tata Chemicals Limited

Closing Remarks: Prof. Utkarsh Majmudar, Member of the Board of Governors, IIM Raipur

10.45 – 11.05

Keynote Conversation: Thinking People, Thinking Planet, Thinking Business

Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chairperson HCL Technologies & Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation

Bodhisatva Ganguli, Executive Editor, The Economic Times

11.10 – 11.20

The Business Case for the Pathways for net zero carbon emissions 

Naveen Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd

11.20 – 12.05

Inaugural CEO’s Panel:  Leadership Matters: How the C-Suite is seizing the ESG Opportunity

Moderator: Mathew Nelson, Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader, EY

Juvencio Maeztu, Deputy CEO and CFO, Ingka Group

Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Chairman & MD, Kirloskar Systems

Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman & Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce

D. Narain, Senior Bayer Representative, South Asia, Managing Director & CEO, Bayer CropScience

Sindhu Gangadharan, Managing Director, SAP Labs India

12.10 – 12.25

Building Back Better for All: Anchoring the 2030 Agenda in national development plans and strategies

Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (IC) of the Ministry of Science and Technology; Minister of State (IC) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences; Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy; Minister of State in the Department of Space

12.30– 12.50

Fire Side Chat: Blending sustainability and Business Transformation

Moderator: Amit Kapur, Joint Managing Partner, J. Sagar Associates

Ashwin Yardi, CEO-India, Capgemini

Suraj Moraje, Managing Director & Group CEO, Quess Corp Limited

12.55 – 13.05

From the Agri Expert Lenses: Bold actions for food as a force for good

Rahoul Sawani, President - South Asia, Corteva Agriscience

13:10 – 13:20

Sustaining Momentum: Role of EV- Ecosystem development for faster adoption leading to sustainability

Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India

13.25 – 13:45

The CEO’s Imperative: Reimagining the ESG strategies

Book Launch: SHIFT – Decisions for a NetZero world the clock is ticking in more ways than one! 

Moderator: Namrata Rana, Director, Strategy and Brand, Futurescape, India Ambassador of University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership & Prof. Utkarsh Majmudar, Member of the Board of Governors, IIM Raipur

Dipali Goenka, CEO & Jt. MD, Welspun India Ltd

Sindhu Gangadharan, SVP & MD, SAP Labs India

13.50 – 14.10

In conversation: Building marine resilience: Protecting Nature and Securing the needs of people

Afroz Shah, Lawyer, ocean lover, and UN Environment's Champion of the Earth

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

14.15 – 14.35

In Conversation:  Leading the energy transition: Decarbonized, Decentralized and Digitized

Shailesh Tyagi, Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY India

Sumant Sinha, Chairman and Managing Director, ReNew Power

14.40 – 14.50

Towards SDG Vision – Revive and Adapt Healthcare Services

Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, South-East Asia, World Health Organization

14.55 – 15.05

India's Commitment to the SDGs

Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog

15.10 – 15.50

The CEO’s Moment:  Future of Business: Exploring the E, S and G in ESG

Moderator: Om Prakash Agarwal, CEO, WRI India

Piyush Gupta, CEO, DBS Group

Saugata Gupta, MD and CEO, Marico Limited

Kartikeya Sharma, President, India & South East Asia, AB InBev

15.55 – 16.30

High Level Dialog on ESG and SDG’s: Turning to Actions! 

Moderator: Divya Sharma, Executive Director, The Climate Group

His Excellency, Ambassador Klas Molin, Embassy of Sweden

Her Excellency, Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde, Embassy of Finland

Deirdre Kent, Canadian Acting High Commissioner to India, and Ambassador to Nepal and Bhutan

16.35 – 17.05

Leaders Dialog:  ESG investing: The big questions

Moderator: Chaitanya Kalia, Partner, National Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY India

Kaku Nakhate, President & Country Head, Bank of America

Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & Managing Director, The Tata Power Company Limited

Anshula Kant, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, The World Bank Group

17.10 – 17.25

In Conversation:  Sustainability and Innovation: A Green Vision

Sandip Patel, Managing Director, IBM India & South Asia

Vinod Mahanta, Senior Editor, The Economic Times

17.30 – 17.40

Special Address: Gender Equal Sustainable Development

Anita Bhatia, Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women’s Deputy Executive Director for Resource Management, UN System Coordination, Sustainability and Partnerships

 17.40 – 17.50

Special Address: Sustainable Development as key to Healthier Planet

Dia Mirza | Actor | Producer | UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador & United Nations Secretary-General Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals |

17.55 – 18.10

Making Net Zero Possible

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

18.15 – 18.25

Closing Remark: ESG’s to SDG’s: Role of water in connecting the paths

Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, IAS, Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India

Session1: High Level Dialog with Un Experts

12.00 ­– 13.00 Hrs.

Welcoming by The Economic Times

Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Experts Discussion: Acting for 17 goals to transform the world: Each Goal Matters!

  • The panel of the UN experts will take us through the link and the need of addressing different SDG’s.

Key Discussion Points:

  • Analysis of all SDGs and their interactions with other goals
  • Collaborations and partnerships
  • Interlinked nature of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Justifying significant effort and investment in each goal
  • Innovation in each goal for economic growth

Sriram Haridas, UNFPA Representative India and Country Director Bhutan a.i.

Eric FALT, Director and Representative, UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, and Sri Lanka

Dr René Van Berkel, UNIDO Representative for India, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka & Head, UNIDO Regional Office in India

Ulaç Demirag, Country Director of India and Head of South Asia Hub, IFAD

Atul Bagai, Head of Country Office, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Moderator: Sonali Krishna, Anchor & Senior Editor, Times Network

Closing Remarks


Session 2: In Conversation with Leaders: Strategy, Sustainability and Sense makers - Sustainable value creation: How ESG has moved from a cost center to a value driver

13.15 ­– 14.15

Welcoming by The Economic Times

Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Leaders Discussion: Strategy, Sustainability and Sense makers - Sustainable value creation: How ESG has moved from a cost center to a value driver
The disruption coming in with the wave of change of COVID-19 has exposed deep vulnerabilities in our societies, underscoring the threat these pose to our long-term stability and prosperity. There is need for a transition to a sustainable and equitable society while transforming the systems that govern our businesses and societies. The panel of the ESG and chief sustainability officers will take us through the agenda on below points:

Key Discussion Points:

  • Key transformations required in businesses
  • Collaborations and partnerships
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Working with assets to create value through ESG
  • Justifying significant effort and investment in long-term issues

Moderator - Ulka Kelkar, Director of the Climate program, WRI India

Amit Kumar Sinha, President Strategy, Mahindra Group

Elizabeth Hernandez, Head of External Affairs and Sustainability, Asia Pacific, Corteva Agriscience

Gauri Singh, Deputy Director-General, IRENA

Natasha Santos, Vice President, Head of Global Stakeholder Strategy & Affairs at Bayer AG, Crop Science Division

Arun Biswas, VP & Senior Partner, Strategic Sales & Sustainability (ESG) Leader, IBM Global Business Services, Asia Pacific

Closing Remarks