Time (IST)

Sessions

10.00 - 10:20

Welcome remarks: Moving Ahead from Ambition to Reality: How is Indian Government Achieving the Vision 2070?
COP27 demands strong leadership from India, to participate at the highest level, and to deliver a balanced outcome that integrates with the importance of adaptation, mitigation and finance to improve ESG metrics. Ahead of the 2022 COP27, Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally committed to pivot 50% of its energy requirements from renewable energy by 2030 and reduce the carbon intensity of its economy by more than 45%. India to achieve the target of Net-Zero by the year 2070.
The Centre is reaching out to states to encourage them to devise stronger climate action plans.  India's transition to net-zero alone is expected to require $10 trillion in investment. 
India's current energy reliance is primarily on coal and crude oil despite key policy initiatives, like offshore wind policy, green hydrogen, electric vehicles, introduction of a green day-ahead market, and open access to procure green energy. 
India would require 3.5 trillion units (TUs) of electricity by 2036-37 to support a 7.3% economic growth rate against 1.37 TUs in 2021-2024. 

The session will have a prominent cabinet minister share his vision on accelerating the process of achieving Net Zero targets with the following key discussion points

  • Reach a non-fossil fuel capacity of 500 GW
  • Reduce carbon emissions by 1 billion tons
  • Reduce Carbon intensity by 45%

10.20 – 10.40

Opening Dialogue: Leaders, It’s Time to Act: Fundamentals to ESG &Net Zero
Given that CEOs play a central role in every organization, how have they reacted to this massive shift towards an emphasis on ESG principles.
Report shows how companies are making their plans in silos without having concrete goals and actions to turn the pledge into progress.
This session will have industry stalwarts who have created plans and achieved their goals on this journey

  • Making ESG a strategic asset
  • Cutting carbon emissions and how do we implement
  • Investing in speed and scale solutions
  • Building the responsible community in your corporate DNA
  • Creating an impact management system

Nadir Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Industries & Godrej Agrovet
Puneet Dalmia, Managing Director, Dalmia Bharat Group*

10.40 – 11.30

The Board Room Discussion: ESG The Value Creator for India Inc
Environmental, Social & Governance concerns calls for a change in business conduct, mindset and standardization. As India Inc takes the baton to climb up the climate change mitigation goals, ESG today is becoming the focal point of importance more than ever.

  • Tracking and measuring ESG commitments and performance remains lopsided
  • Transparency& Green Washing
  • Overcoming the problem areas in this journey
  • Creating the right mindset
  • Driving systemic and proactive change, investing for the long term and who needs to be in the room to make the right decisions
  • ESG and organizational strategy – stress-testing business priorities from all angles
  • What are the biggest challenges and critical decision points in getting ESG right?

11.30 – 11.45

Networking Break

11.50 – 12.10

In-Conversation: Investing In ESG-Led Strategies for Development
The development and deployment of technology is important to the global Zero Agenda. Growth can await companies that are willing to innovate rapidly and work together throughout the value chain. Delivering on the sustainability agenda will be impossible without technology. Leaders will need to join the sustainability conversation to fulfil the promise of sustainable technology. To find the technology that will assist the business in achieving its sustainability objectives, they must engage closely with other executives. They must also address the social and environmental effects of the technology itself.
The session will have socially responsible influencers talking about the relationship between ESG-led strategies for development.

  • Fostering standardization, bringing in regulations and building awareness.
  • Building systems that are private, fair, transparent, robust, and accessible
  • Making sustainable options accessible
  • Uniting technology with sustainability

12.10 – 12.25

Keynote Talk: Sustainable Development: Environmental Conservation, Social Protection and Economic Growth
Net zero needs to be in harmony with a wider range of sustainable development goals. This means the transition to net zero, the sustainability of the social environment and the pursuit of comprehensive economic opportunities. Many ethical decisions, social concerns, political interests, equity aspects, economic considerations, and technological changes that need to be addressed in successful implementation of NetZero.
This session will shed light on the comprehensive concept of sustainable development from an industrial leader’s point of view with the following key points.

  • Achieving radical and not just incremental sustainable technological change
  • Dealing with distributional concerns and impacts
  • Fundamental transformation of production & consumption
  • Promotion of material and energy efficiency measure

12.25 – 13.05

CEO’s Panel: Will India Rise As an Economic Powerhouse With Sustainability and Climate Mitigation? - ESG’s dramatic emergence into the corporate agenda
Are CEOs paying greater attention to ESG’s mainly because the enterprise benefits are now tangible. If ESG is a cost center, there will always be pressure to manage it down.  The workings of a business mean that if you’re losing money on your ESG effort long term, you won’t carry on with it.
The government will have to keep redrawing policies and the business will face certain disruptions which would become the new norm. Our achievement till 2030 will pave the way for 2070.
The session will have CEOs from mega corporations dwelling on the following key points to talk about the necessity to build a responsible & purpose driven business.

  • Compounding ESG shifts in business as a profit pool, a scalability enabler, an innovation
  • Acquiring the big-ticket finance for the NET ZERO Vision
  • How do we go carbon neutral?
  • Shared value opportunity
  • ESG ratings and long-term business benefits
  • Policies and compliances
  • Measuring up to transparency

13.10 – 14.00

Networking Lunch Break

14.05 – 14.25

Trialogue: Decarbonization of India’s Energy Sector – Policy to Achieve Clean Energy Targets
This session helps us dive deeper into the DECARB discussion and talk on strategic combinations for renewables gas and storage for effecting energy transition. We get closer to knowing policies, technology innovations and finance solutions to help the sector achieve carbon reduction goals

  • Policy considerations for decarbonization
  • Energy independence
  • Innovation and technology
  • Creating markets and mobilizing investments 

14:25 - 15:10

Business Case Study: ESG Performance-Led Strategy For Creating A Pro Planet Community
The concept of net zero emissions was born from physical climate science. But it is operated by social, political, and economic systems. Historically, climate ambitions have been formulated as one of stable levels of atmospheric concentrations.
The session will have the following key drivers to explain ESG performance led strategies through a case study approach.
In June, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) put forward a framework to introduce an international carbon price floor (ICPF) that would set a price for emissions pegged to each economy’s stage of development, to incentivize greater participation. A tool that will help governments and businesses transition to a net zero future. Will this be useful to reduce global emissions and limit the worst effects of climate change on people and our planet.

  • Integrating environment friendly manufacturing systems and products
  • Climate-neutral and circular solutions to improve reporting
  • Forward-thinking C-level executives for driving ESG agenda
  • Science-based targets to cut emissions and improve carbon measurement
  • Aligning with global agenda to achieve Net Zero targets
  • Carbon Offsets and green washing - is it a scammer's dream scheme
  • Carbon credits 

15:10 - 15:40

The Green Tech Discussion: Advancements In Green Technology To Enable Energy Transformation
Digital technology will play a key role in the transition to the future of zero emissions by reducing carbon dioxide emissions in our businesses. They provide customers with low carbon energy solutions and help enable next-generation clean energy technologies.
With the following key points, the session will focus on advancements in green technology and utilizing them to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality.

  • Design and operation of entirely new energy systems on a device, facility, and regional scale
  • Advanced grid management software for carbon footprint
  • Tools and mechanisms to optimize the energy efficiency of the facility and enable the sharing economy
  • Accurate tracking of greenhouse gas and transparency
  • Effective monitoring of carbon offsets and development of cloud sustainability

15.40 – 16.00

The Experts Talk: Towards Net Zero Transition: Turning Risks into Opportunities
The move to net-zero poses a serious short-term risk to the financial and economic stability, but it also promises enormous opportunity. But in the end, we are responsible. We must act as individuals, groups, and organizations to adapt to and get ready for the changes that are coming. should be equipped to seize opportunities. The transition to net-zero should be easy and orderly, governments should ensure. But it's best to be ready, so let's all buckle up for a rough trip.
This session will have industrial leaders shed light on the following key discussion points to discuss about the involved risk in transitioning to a Net Zero future.

  • Avoiding “climate action failure” by timely financial investments
  • Adding value to global supply chains and maintaining energy price stability
  • Technological solutions to unlock the commercial opportunity
  • Future of alternative fuels

16.00 – 16.20

Networking High Tea

16.25 - 16.35

Special Address: The Leaders Framework to Solve the Net ZERO Equation What They'd Cost, What They May Bring
Economic Transformation with the Transition to Net Zero Emissions-Transformations that directly or indirectly affect all sectors of all countries and economies. Estimate changes in demand, capital investment, costs, and employment by 2050 for sectors that account for approximately 85% of total emissions and assess economic changes in 69 countries.
The session will have key industrial players discuss the cost of restructuring the sustainability reporting frameworks with the following key discussion points.

  • Structuring Reporting, Transparency and Goals
  • Attaining regulatory momentum
  • Developing climate transition indicators
  • Smoothening the transition to Net-Zero

16.35 – 17.00

The Fashion Conversation: A strategic approach to sustainable clothing in India
The world is moving towards a new sustainable fashion concept and many people from non-clothing backgrounds are eager to join this growing movement.  The textile industry is an important engine of the Indian economy. It plays an important role in job creation and exports. Various stakeholders in the textile industry have taken important sustainable initiatives in areas such as growing organic cotton, natural dyeing, and implementing eco-friendly dyeing processes at various stages from pretreatment to fabric finishing. But today's fashion industry players lack a common goal and definition of sustainability

  • Sustainability in fashion the new fast formula
  • The ESG Fashion Supply Chain
  • Innovation & Challenges

17.00 – 17.30

BFSI Leaders Panel: The Green Finance Road to 2070
The past few years has risen awareness in the corporate ecosystem and transition to greener initiatives however, there is no denying that banks need to catch up.
This session talks all about what is green finance the road to development and how to cut the borrowing costs.

  • Funding sustainable development
  • The circular economy initiatives and funding
  • The green bond market and what can it do for Indian ecosystem
  • How to look in for finances for your energy transition

17:30 – 17:45

Spotlight Talk: Scaling-Up Solutions To Integrate Accountability and Transparency Into The Corporate DNA
Building enterprise sustainability requires multi-pronged approach to rethink an organization’s stand on environmental stewardship by making sure that the ESG metrics are utilized to their maximum potential in providing detailed information regarding the risk management system, net emissions, and other commitments towards environment and social responsibility.

  • Mandate of Business Responsibility Report in driving ESG
  • Aligning reporting frameworks with GRI, SASB, TCFD and IR
  • Conduct of material responsible business and integration of sustainable bio-degradable material
  • Efficacy of leadership indicators to develop a sustainable oversight

17.45 – 17.55

Powerful Voices: The ESG Trendsetters
Today's markets are more volatile than ever. Over the last three years, growing challenges have intensified worldwide, from ongoing COVID-19 pandemics and supply chain disruptions to fuel shortages, energy security issues, and extreme weather events, and are already complex. There is growing interest in the purchasing environment.

  • Embedding circularity in business operations
  • Making businesses stewards of environment
  • Cross-functional collaboration and cross-industry collaboration
  • Investing in a great team and talent for sustainability
  • Closing the diversity & inclusion gap with business leadership

Susanne Pulverer, CEO, IKEA India

18:00 – 18:35

Country Leaders’ Dialogues: Banking Credible Actions with Commitments For A Livable Climate
Governmental pledges made so far fall well short of what is needed. According to all 193 Parties to the Paris Agreement combined, current national climate policies would result in a significant increase of over 14% in global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 when compared to 2010 levels. All countries, especially the biggest emitters, must significantly enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and take decisive action right away to cut emissions to reach net zero. All nations were urged by the Glasgow Climate Pact to review and improve the 2030 targets in their NDCs by the end of 2022 to comply with the Paris Agreement temperature goal.
The session will have the consulate generals of prominent democracies to discuss the journey to make the planet more liveable with the following key points.

  • Importance of timely achieving Net-Zero
  • Race to Zero: Immediate action to halve global emissions by 2030
  • Unity of purpose for a better planet
  • Making actions credible and accountable

18:35 – 18.40

SDG Leadership Council: Asia a Critical Contributor - What's ahead for India

18:40 – 18:50

Closing remarks followed by Networking cocktails and dinner