Time (IST)Sessions
09:50- 09:55 Lamp Lighting Ceremony
09:55 – 10:10

Launch of The ET and Futurescape Climate Leadership Report

Namrata Rana, Director, Strategy and Brand, Futurescape, India Ambassador of University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

10:20 – 11:00

Opening Dialogue: TRANSFORMATION as the key agenda for championing NEXT PHASE of business SUSTAINABILITY!

Moderator: Ganesan VP, Sr Partner & Distribution Sector Leader I/SA, IBM Consulting

  • Preetha Reddy, Vice chairperson, Apollo Hospitals
  • Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Chairman & MD, Kirloskar Systems
  • Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman & Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce
  • Nitin Prasad, Chairman, Shell Companies in India
  • LV Vaidyanathan, Chief Executive Officer, P&G India Subcontinent
11:00– 11:20

Guest of Honor Address: Enrich 2030- Path towards Sustainable Economic Development

  • Suman Bery, Vice Chairperson, NITI Aayog
11:20 – 11:35

In-Conversation: Sustainable Future for All

Moderator:  Namrata Rana, Director, Strategy and Brand, Futurescape, India Ambassador of University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

  • Ajay Sehgal, Executive Director, Commercial Business, Lenovo India

Special Address: Carbon Free Energy to Decarbonize Energy and Industry

 Anil Kumar Chalamalasetty, Chief Executive and Managing Director, Greenko

11:50- 12:30

In Conversation: Role of Government in achieving 2030 SDG Goals; Government emphasizing Circular Carbon Economy and Action towards Climate Change and others. Government setting up standards of optimum livelihood and way forward

While Global leaders paved the way for ambitious sustainable development goals to be achieved by 2030, the focus however is to magnify the impacts brought in by government, keeping in mind of the opportunities and strength, threats, and weaknesses of individual sectors, enabling to transform into a progressive, sustainable economy. The session will witness top bureaucrats from government of India to brainstorm and formulate of ideal practices, policy- implementation and transformation and way forward for enhancing ecosystem.

Moderator: Om Prakash Agarwal, CEO, WRI India

  • Indevar Pandey, Secretary, Women and Child Development, Government of India
  • Baldeo Purusharth, Joint Secretary, Economic Affairs, Department of Finance, Government of India
  • Vini Mahajan, Secretary, Department of Drinking Water, Government of India
12:30 – 12:50

Expert Vision: Smart Nations - Sustain, Innovate, Accelerate

  • Arun Goel, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India
  • Videh Jaipuriar, CEO, Delhi International Airport Limited
12:50 - 13:30

Inaugural CEO’S Panel: What does business owe the world? – Decarbonization Agenda 2030

 Moderator: Deepak Jain (Bain), Partner & APAC Lead – Advanced Manufacturing & Services Practice, Bain & Company 

  • Vidya Basarkod, Managing Director - India and Ramboll Engineering Centre Director
  • Ranjit Sequeira, Lead Asia Pacific, Lenovo
  • Pankaj Rastogi, CEO, Dalmia Bharat Sugar Industries
  • Ashutosh Manohar, Managing Director – South Asia Markets, Tetra Pak
13:30 – 14:10 Networking and Lunch Break
14:10 – 14:25

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

  • Shri Gajendra Shekhawat, Hon’ble Minister of Jal Shakti, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
14:25 – 14:40

In conversation: Embedding circularity into business strategy and operations

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risk Report, 2022 has revealed unsettling truths about climate change and its rapid pace of degradation. One thing is clear – What we do in the next few years leading to 2030 will define the quality-oflife future generations will receive. To support the cause, the Indian government is seeking active participation from the corporate community to reduce emissions significantly using the circular economic concept.

Key discussion points

  •  3Ps- Pro Planet People approach
  •  Waste-to-wealth roadmap to a circular economy
  •  Integration of scientific innovations to solve global challenges
  • Climate change perspective on the current economic drivers


Moderator: Namrata Rana, Director, Strategy and Brand, Futurescape, India Ambassador of University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

  • Yashika Singh, Executive Vice President-Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability & Responsibility,  Pernod Ricard India
14:40 – 14:55

In-conversation: Emergent Technologies to Enable Net Zero Emissions for Industries

The transition to a carbon-free environment has significantly altered how we approach projects and assess our current operating procedures in the manufacturing sector. The journey to developing more intelligent, autonomous, and zeroemission products is made possible in large part by technology.

Key discussion points

  •   Emergence of sustainable tech
  •  Accelerating new technologies in manufacturing
  •  Optimizing supply chains and manufacturing capabilities
  •  Transformative shift to alternative fuels
  •   Embedding cloud powered infrastructure into business operations


Moderator: Anirban Mukherjee, MD & Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) – India

  • Kishore Jayaraman OBE, President - India & South Asia, Rolls-Royce
14:55 – 15:10

Fire side chat: Turning goals into opportunities: Advance sustainability as a business imperative

Moderator: Rajesh Parameswaran, Executive Director & Industrial Sector Leader, IBM Consulting

  • Satish Pai, Managing Director, Hindalco Industries
15:10– 15:30

Panel Discussion: Sustainable Finance: Building Collaborations and Partnerships

Investing is sustainable from an economic, social, environmental and governance perspective, it can provide not only capital but also drive job creation, alleviate poverty, encourage technology transfer, and upgrade industries. The need is to develop a coherent vision for international investment, under which different investment reform processes and initiatives can be aligned and mutually supportive. It can increase peace and stability and advance climate and environmental goals, addressing some of the greatest challenges the world faces today. The fire side chat between two leaders will focus on:

  • How to address sustainable investment backlash and improve ESG reporting
  • Why scaling investment is crucial for sustainable development
  •  Collaborations and partnerships for building sustainable finance

Moderator: Sreejit Roy, Senior Partner: Global Application Modernization Leader ; Offering Leader - Green IT (GBS), IBM Consulting

  • Nawal Saini, Managing Director, Brookfield’s Renewable Power Group
  • Deepak Bagla, Managing Director & CEO, Invest India
  • Naveen Ahlawat, Head – Coal Gasification Projects, Green Hydrogen & CCSU, Jindal Steel and Power
15:30 – 16:00

Focused Session: Carbon Free Energy- every hour, every day, everywhere

  1. What roadblocks we are witnessing in Carbon Neutral approach to decarbonizing the electricity use?
  2. How Carbon Free Energy is the right for decarbonizing electricity?
  3. SBT/RE 100/GHG protocol must articulate their position quickly
  4.  Is India and its Electricity System Infrastructure ready for it?
  5. Mandating CFE early, can catalyze the India’s journey towards 500 GW non fossil based energy generation
  6. Mandating CFE, India can harness the opportunity to become green energy exporter

 Moderator: Anish De, Global Sector Head - Energy & Natural Resources, KPMG

  • Mahesh Kolli, President, and Joint Managing Director, Greenko group
  • Satish Pai, Managing Director, Hindalco Industries
  • Mohit Bhargava, CEO, NTPC REL
  • S K Mishra, Director, SECI
16:00 – 16:40

SDG Moment: Messages for action: Integrated development for all: Reimagining our relationship with development

SDGs are a blueprint for fighting poverty and hunger, water and waste management, innovation, confronting the climate crisis, achieving gender equality and much more, within the next eight years. At a time of great uncertainty, the SDGs show the way forward to a strong recovery, resilience, and a better future for all on a safe and healthy planet. Keeping that in mind, the session SDG Moment will try to understand from the experts:

✓  Innovations in development financing
✓  Accelerate the transition to sustainable development
✓  Role of women and their well-being in sustainable development for an equitable world
✓  Partnerships, decisive action, and international solidarity
✓  Resilience of economies against climate change

  • Moderator: Shannon Olsson, Global Director, The Echo Network
  • Dr. Ulac Demirag, Country Director & Director South Asia Hub, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Wendy Werner, India Country Director, International Finance Corporation
  • Sriram Haridass, Deputy Country Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Karanraj Chaudri, Head of Impact Finance, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
16:45 – 17:15

Leaders’ Panel: A blueprint for scaling voluntary carbon markets

Moderator: Parijat Jain, Partner, Bain and Company

  • Srivatsan Iyer, Global CEO, Hero Future Energies
  • Mahendra Singhi, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd Amit Kapur, Joint Managing Partner – JSA, Advocates & Solicitors

The Tech Insights: Can digitalisation and AI accelerate the energy transition?

  • Dan Jeavons, VP Computational Science & Digital Innovation, Shell
17:25 – 18:00

Country leaders dialogue: Reconciling opportunities and challenges of climate resilient development

The SDGs are not being achieved. Success is held back by severe financing constraints facing the developing countries: constraints that have been gravely aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. The key to achieving the SDGs, besides preserving peace, and lowering geopolitical tensions, is having a plan to finance them. This was emphasized by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in his briefing to the General Assembly on major priorities for 2022: “we must go into emergency mode to reform global finance” (UN, 2022).

✓  Commitment to a global response to accelerate progress on the implementation of the SDGs and to support a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient recovery across the world

✓  Zero-carbon energy and circular economy to decarbonize and slash pollution

✓  Rethinking debt sustainability

✓  Removing the barriers to increased capital market flows

Moderator: Vibha Dhawan, PhD, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

  • H.E Hans Jacob Frydenlund, Ambassador, Embassy of Norway
  • H.E. Alberto A. Guani, Ambassador, Embassy of Uruguay
  • H.E. Philipp Ackermann, Ambassador, Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany
  • H.E. Alex Ellis, High Commissioner, British High Commission
  • H.E. Freddy Svane, Ambassador, Embassy of Denmark
18:00-18:20  Closing Remarks 
Time Exclusive Sessions, 28th September 2022, Wednesday
12:00 – 13:00  Exclusive round table powered by IBM Consulting: Blueprint to Build Responsible Businesses: Making Enterprises more

Purpose - Driven

  •  Transformational Sustainability: Driving Change through New Opportunities
  •  Importance of Enterprise Risk Management System for Sustainability
  • Building partnerships and enhancing decisive action,
  • Attracting and retaining purpose driven skilled workforce
  • Opportunities for environmental stewardship by businesses leaders

Moderator: Surajit Gorai, Associate Partner & Sustainability Leader India /South Asia, IBM Consulting

  • Juhi Gupta, Head of Sustainability, PepsiCo India
  • Rinika Grover, Head - Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Apollo Tyres Ltd
  • Dr. Maneesh Mishra, Executive Vice President, Strategy, National Skill Development  
  • Sandeep Chandana, Chief Sustainability Officer, Tech Mahindra
  • Dr. Seema Joshi, Vice President-Strategic initiatives, Esri India
  • Gayathri Sharma, Head of Communications & CSR, Rolls Royce
  • Ritu Ghosh, Associate Director, CSR, Panasonic India


14:20 – 15:05 

 Goals 2030: National Missions spear-heading the cause of Climate Control | Environment Restoration| Sustainable Habitat| Replenishing Energy Resources for a better future

Moderator: Dr Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar, Chair Urban Resilience & Head Climate Centre for Cities, National Institute of Urban Affairs(NIUA)

  • Dr. Ashok Kumar Verma, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India
  • G Asok Kumar, Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India
  • Roopa Mishra, Mission Director, Swachh Bharat Mission, Government of India
  • Dr. Akhilesh Gupta, Senior Adviser, Head, Policy Coordination & Programme Management (PCPM), Department of Science & Technology
  • Vikas Sheel, Additional Secretary and Mission Director, Jal Jeevan Mission, Government of India
 15:05 – 16:00

 Carbon Circular Economy and Carbon Credits: State Governments pledging to impact with campaigns, mass awareness and way forward

Focusing the spotlight on State initiatives impacting the larger blueprint of Sustainable Development Goals 2030, the session will have state-level policymakers who are championing the cause of Carbon Circular Economy and Carbon Credits and way Forward. The session will focus on best and next practices, enlarging on the scopes and way forward. The session will be state-level policymakers forum to elaborate on best and next practices for Carbon Circular Economy, Carbon Credits and Way Forward)

Moderator: Prof Utkarsh Majmudar, Member – Board of Governors, IIM Raipur

  • Manu Srivastava, Principal Secretary, Department of New and Renewable Energy, Government of Madhya Pradesh
  • Ashish Tiwari, Secretary, Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of Uttar Pradesh
  • Ashish Kundra, Principal Secretary cum Commissioner, Transport Department, Government of New Delhi
  • Anu Garg, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Water Resource, Government of Odisha
  • Sourabh Jain, Resident Commissioner Government of Kerala
  • Amit Sharma, Secretary, Department of Mining, Government of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Vijay Kumar Mashal, Commissioner, Bhiwandi Municipal Corporation, Government of Maharashtra
  • Sanjeev Ahuja, Secretary & Resident Commissioner to Government of Goa
Start Up Pavilion 

 Time: 11:15-11:45

Theme: Building a green business: Stories from sustainability startups

With climate change becoming an enormous threat in today’s world, the need for businesses that make environmentally friendly products and services significantly increased. Startups are working on making the world a better place and tending to provide high-quality products from ecofriendly materials. The session will be covering stories of individual startups who continue to challenge the status quo and shift paradigms through their breakthrough ideas and perseverance in sustainability agendas.


Key discussion points

  • Accelerating sustainability in India with eco-friendly products
  • Impact on the environment and strive towards more conscious consumption
  • Sustainable innovations to turn ideas into solution
  • Identifying opportunities for sustainable interventions

Moderator: Umang Pathak, Founder & Managing Partner, ESG Advisory Services

  • Lieutenant General Sudhir Sharma, retired army veteran and Head -Global Strategy in JanaJal. 
  • Ms. Bhavini Parikh Founder, CEO, BUNKOJUNKO Founder.
  • Mansi Shah, CEO Cofounder, Gift Green 
  • Sukant Gupta, CEO, Founder, Scrapbuk
  • Gurashish Sahani, Cofounder & COO Recircle
NGO Zone

 Time: 12:15-12:45

Theme: Reimaging sustainability advocacy: What next for environmental protection?

Environmental protection is our responsibility – no other life form has degraded nature as much as we humans have done. We need to pledge lead sustained efforts to bring back plants and animals from the brink of extinction, regenerating natural water sources, carrying out mass afforestation and several other day-to-day changes. These include growing trees, more green cities, better waste management and keeping our lakes and rivers clean. The session will highlight on new technologies, innovations and tools used by the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in facilitating the sustainable and inclusive development.

Key discussion points

  • Accelerating sustainability advocacy in India with technology
  • Understanding of systems thinking and sustainability leadership.
  • Identifying opportunities for increasing youth engagement in sustainable initiatives Forging stronger partnerships to increase outreach of sustainable initiatives

Moderator: Niti Saxena, Principle Scientist, SM Sehgal Foundation

  • Disha Shrivastava, CEO, Srijan Ek Soch
  • Shane Warne Bakshi, Managing Director, Aashray Charitable Trust
  • Dr Shehla Jamal, Director of Menstrual Health Sciences at Pinkishe Foundation.
  • Krishna Swaroop Konidena, Senior Project Manager, CDD india
  • Bhagwan Kesbhat, CEO and founder, Waatavaran