Sustainability Summit: Creating Social Impact through Corporate Efforts

May 7, 2015 | 07:30 AM – 12:50 PM
The Leela, Gurgaon

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India being a diverse country with multiple languages, diverse culture, climate, geography and demography; pose a great challenge and an opportunity for implementation of CSR initiatives. Corporate sector needs an approach of engaging multi-stakeholders to ensure sustainable impact. It is, therefore, essential to address the environmental issues like renewable energy, water, waste disposal, bio-diversity etc. through CSR initiatives.

This event is designed as a novel platform to deliberate on the CSR and Sustainability issues crucial to organisations from the perspective of implementation challenges, solutions and opportunities. It envisages on building up a case for innovative work on CSR & Sustainability by holding deliberations and discussions on success stories, case studies of successful companies.

The event invites a selected group featuring the countries’ top CXOs who would be sharing their perspectives, experiences and knowledge on CSR & Sustainability issues.


Time: 07:30 – 08:30

Networking Breakfast

Time: 08:30 – 08:35

Welcome address by Adarsh Kataruka, Director, SoulAce

Time: 08:50 – 09:00

Keynote Speech by Ashok Kumar Pavadia, Adviser & Additional Secretary, Inter State Council Secretariat, Ministry of Home Affairs

Time: 09:00 – 09:20

Special address by Dr. Nipun Vinayak, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Government of India

Time: 09:20 – 10:15

Panel Discussion on “Addressing Environmental Issues through CSR Initiatives

  • How can CSR funds of corporate be a tool to work on environmental issues
  • Innovative projects/programs in Environment (Low budget, high impact)
  • The challenges/opportunities in working on environmental issues as CSR


  • Dr. Wilfried Aulbur, Chairman, India Council on Competitiveness & Managing Partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
  • Ganesh Tripathy, Chief Sustainability Officer, Jubilant Life Sciences
  • Pranshu Singhal, Head of Sustainability, Microsoft India
  • Ajit Pattnaik, Head – Corporate Sustainability, Tata Housing
  • Raja Choudhury, National Award winning film maker (Moderator)

Time: 10:15 – 10:35

Special address by Richie Ahuja, Regional Director, EDF

Time: 10:35 – 11:00

Tea Break

Time: 11:00 – 11:55

Panel Discussion on “CSR Implementation: Partnerships key to successful CSR initiatives

  • Meeting the right partner to implement the project: The formula for success
  • On ground implementing challenges and solutions: Success Stories


  • Deepa Menon, Sr. VP – CSR & Corp Communication, PVR Ltd.
  • Suresh Reddy, Director, SRF Foundation
  • R Wanchoo, CSR Head, National Building Construction Company (NBCC)
  • Monish Verma, Managing Principal, Finnacle Capital Advisory Private Limited
  • Amit Kapoor, President & CEO, India Council on Competitiveness (Moderator)

Time: 11:55 – 12:50

Panel Discussion on “Change in India Inc Outlook towards CSR & Sustainability

  • The management approach to CSR: A paradigm Shift
  • Need of CSR Action Plan to ensure stakeholder satisfaction


  • Neerja Singh, Group Executive VP, Responsible Banking, YES Bank
  • Subhrangshu Neogi, Director- Marketing & Brand, Religare Enterprises Ltd.
  • Ravi Patodia, Chairman, Patodia Contracts & Ex-President – AICMA (All India Carpet Association)
  • Deepak Arora, CEO, Essar Foundation
  • Madhav Nalapat, Editorial Director, The Sunday Guardian (Moderator)

Time: 12:50 – 01:00

Closing remarks by Amit Kapoor, President & CEO, India Council on Competitiveness

Time: 01:00 onwards




Introduction & Keynote by Shri. Ashok Pavadia

Panel Discussion on CSR Implementation: Partnerships key to successful CSR initiatives

Address by Dr. Nipun Vinayak

Panel Discussion on Change in India Inc Outlook towards CSR & Sustainability

Special Address by Richie Ahuja, Regional Director, EDF

Panel Discussion on Addressing Environment Issues through CSR Initiatives



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