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10.00 - 10:30

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%

Confirmed Speaker

      Shri Bhupender Yadav, Hon’ble Minister of Labour & Employment and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India

      Shri Uday Samant, Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Government of Maharashtra

10.30 – 10.50

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

Confirmed Speaker

      Nadir Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Industries & Godrej Agrovet

 Session Chair

       Rajat Gupta, Senior Partner, McKinsey  

10.50 – 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?

Confirmed Speaker

      Anil Chaudhry, Zone President, MD & CEO Schneider Electric India Private Limited.

      Vidya Basarkod, Managing Director, Ramboll India, and Director, Ramboll Engineering Centre

      Deepaksingh C Thakur, Managing Director & CEO, Mahindra Susten

      Rachana Panda, VP & Country Group Head Communications, Public Affairs, Sustainability and CSE, Bayer South Asia

      Dr Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman 5F World, Honeywell Automation India, Lighthouse Communities, Board Director - SBI

Session Chair:

       Priti Parekh, Partner Global Capability Centers, IBM Consulting

11.30 – 11.45

Networking Break

11.45 – 12.05

Spotlight Address:  Action to Solutions: Caving a pathway to the Global NetZero Vison

COP27, recently concluded the two-year second “periodic review” of the long-term global goal of the UN climate action, issues were deliberated, and actions were drawn for limiting warming to well-below 2C and to pursue efforts on 1.5C. While climate change issues were debated, there continued to be a demarcation with more attention on impact than solutions for its causes and effects. The climate summit opened a new historic milestone with financing loss and damage, while laying the foundations for mitigation and new method for cohesion between those in need and those in a position to help. A small step towards climate justice but much more is needed for the planet. 

  • Loss-and-damage funding 
  • Mitigation 
  • Climate Finance 
  • Fossil fuels and emissions avoidance  
  • Long-term global goal 
  • Reporting rules 

Confirmed Speaker

      Amb T.S. Tirumurti, Former Permanent Representative of India, United Nations

12.05 – 12.20

In conversation with Nandita Das: Collective action for Net-Zero and ESG to further the goals of sustainability

Confirmed Speaker

      Nandita Das, Actress, Director, Social Activist

Session Chair:

       Kavea R Chavali, Anchor & Co-founder KALANECA- House of Handloom

12.25 – 13.05

CEOs Panel: ESG’s dramatic emergence into the corporate agenda - Will India Rise as an Economic Powerhouse with Sustainability?

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

Confirmed Speaker

      Naveen Soni, President, Lexus India

      Challa Sreenivasulu Setty, Managing Director (International Banking, Global Markets & Technology), SBI

      Prabhat Mahapatra, Chief Operating Officer, Navi Mumbai International Airport

      Amit Chopra, Managing Director – India and South Asia, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Session Chair:

      Arun Biswas, Managing Partner for Sustainability Consulting, IBM Consulting Asia-Pacific


The Launch of “Not just about Reconditioning: The Business of Circular Economy - A report”

13.10 – 14.00

Networking Lunch Break

14.05 – 14.25

The Power Panel: 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 

Confirmed Speaker

       Vijay Singhal, IAS – Chairman & MD, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution

       Ravindra Jagtap, Director General, Maharashtra Energy Development Agency

       P S Murthy, Executive Director, Health, Safety, Environment, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

       Derek Shah, Senior Vice President & Head, Green Mfg. & Development, Larsen & Toubro Limited

 Session Chair

       Sachin Kotak, Partner, Bain & Company

14:25 – 15:00

The Government’s perspective on creating a Pro Planet Community

while the massive growth and development has been a key indicator for progress made, a lot has also been harnessed on the environment bringing in a sense of major concern about Emission and Net Zero Agenda. The topic will engage prominent policymakers across the states, who will decode more about

  • Impending challenges and methods of mitigation
  • Raising Awareness -- a prominent strategy to transform positive changes in the society
  • Policy level workouts at bureaucracy background
  • Way forward

Confirmed Speaker

      Manisha Mhaiskar, Principal Secretary, Environment, Government of Maharashtra

      Sameer Unhale, State Mission Director, Swachh Bharat Mission, Government of Maharashtra

      Ashish Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Government of Maharashtra

      Ashish Kundra, Principal Secretary & Commissioner, Transport, Government of NCT of New Delhi

Session Chair:

       Amb T.S. Tirumurti, Former Permanent Representative of India, United Nations

15:00 - 15:35

The Green Tech Trialogue: 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

Confirmed Speaker

      Manu Srivastava, Principal Secretary, New and Renewable Energy, Government of Madhya Pradesh

      Akash Sureka. Managing Director, JP Morgan and Chase

      Venkat Neelakantan, Global Head Corporate Real Estate Services, Capgemini

      Bipin Kumar Rai, Head of Environment Protection, Safety, Health, Security and Loss Prevention at Continental India Tyres

      Sanjeev Raina, Chief General Manager -Head - Corporate HSSE, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

      Naveen Ahlawat, Head Coal Gasification Projects, Green Hydrogen & CCSU, Head Marketing ­- Coal Chemicals Business, Jindal Steel & Power

Session Chair:

      Rajesh Nair, Partner, ERM

15.35 – 15.50

Standalone: Action needed in the decade for India to reach its net zero goals

With three-fourths of the India of 2050 yet to be built, the nation is looking at a period of rapid development. Building on a recent released report by McKinsey Sustainability - “Decarbonising India: Charting a pathway for sustainable growth,” the session takes a brief look at the sectors which contribute to roughly 70 percent of India’s overall emissions; and the actions needed, within this decade, to help India achieve an accelerated and orderly transition towards net zero. These ten urgent actions could provide the foundation for India to invest right in the two subsequent decades - the 2030s and 2040s

      Divy Malik, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

15.50 – 16.10

Networking High Tea

16.10 – 16.35

The Fashion & Beauty Conversation: A strategic approach to sustainable lifestyle 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

Confirmed Speaker

      Kirti Poonia, Co – founder, Relove

      Deepak Aggarwal, Founder & Managing Director, Kazo

Session Chair:

     Kavea R Chavali, Anchor & Co-founder KALANECA- House of Handloom`

16.35 – 17.10

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

Confirmed Speaker

      Susanne Pulverer, Chief Executive Officer, IKEA India

      Angelo George, Chief Executive Officer, Bisleri International

      Ramesh Subramanyam, President & Group CFO, Hinduja Group

Session Chair:

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

17:10 – 18:00

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

Confirmed Speaker

      Diedrah Kelly, Consul General of Canada in Mumbai, India

      Achim Fabig, Consul General of Federal Republic of Germany in Mumbai, India

      Jean-Marc Séré-Charlet, Consul General of France in Mumbai, India

Session Chair:

      Shannon Olsson, Global Director, The Echo Network

18:15 – 18:40

Closing remarks followed by Networking cocktails and dinner