India & Sustainability Standards 2017:

International Dialogues & Conference 2017

Draft Agenda of Plenary Inaugural Day (15 November 2017)
08:00 – 09:30 Registration  
09:30 – 12:00 Inaugural Plenary: Understanding the Tragedies of the Commons and implications for Sustainable Development in India
Welcome Arun Asthana, Executive Director, CRB
Context Setting Bimal Arora, Chairperson, CRB
Special Address Rene van Berkel, UNIDO Representative, Regional Office, India
Special Address S Sandilya, Chairman, Eicher Group
Special Address by a thought leader  Prof. Dirk Matten, Hewlett Packard Chair, Schulich School of Business, Toronto
Guest of Honour  Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
Vote of Thanks Farhad Vania, Member of CRB Governing Body
12:00 – 12:20 High Tea and Networking 
12:20 – 13:50 High-level Panel 1: Understanding the nature of the ‘Tragedies of the Commons’ stemming from tensions between development and growth and implications for an inclusive and sustainable economy of India

Convener: Arun Maira, Former Member, Planning Commission, Government of India

Introduction to the Subject and Setting the Context for the Panel Arun Maira
Climate change and implications for the India economy Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor, TERI University
Natural Resources and Social Inequality Nisha Agrawal, CEO, Oxfam India
Leaving no one behind Klaus Leisinger, President, Global Values Alliance
Economic Prosperity Vs Social Progress Amit Kapoor, Chair,  Institute for Competitiveness India
Questions & Answers from the Floor (30 minutes) 
13:50 – 14:45 Networking Lunch
14:45 – 16:15 High-level Panel 2: Towards Strategies for the Commons – Pro-sustainability innovations in business models and strategies

Convener: Terry Nelidov, Managing Director, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan

Introduction to the Subject and Setting the Context for the Panel Terry Nelidov
Business Ethics and Corporate Governance to Harness Strategies for the Commons Dr. Mukund Rajan, Chief Ethics Officer, Tata Group
Partnership for Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Development Paula Byrne, Director, Membership and Business Development, CSR Europe
Innovation for Sustainable Business Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group
Circular Economy Elisa Tonda, Head, Responsible Industry and Value Chain Unit, UN Environment
Question & Answers from the Floor (30 mins) 
16:15 – 16:45 Networking Tea
16:45 – 18:15 High-level Panel 3: Leadership and vision in enabling pro-sustainability strategies and action

Convener: Prof Dirk Matten, Director, Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (COERB), Schulich School of Business, Canada

  G S Krishnan, Regional President, Novozymes India
Rajiv Mishra, Managing Director, CLP India
Vimal Mahendru, President, Legrand India
Anant Ahuja, Director, Shahi Exports
Question & Answers from the Floor (30 mins) 
18:30 – 19:30 Plenary: Corporate Boards and Sustainability

Convener: Institute of Directors (IOD)

Followed by Dinner and Cocktails