10:00 - 12:00
Inaugural Plenary

Solutions for Sustainability and Inclusivity: Policy, Innovation & Collaboration

Devyani Hari
Myriam Ferran
Shombi Sharp
Shri Piyush Goyal
Shri Amitabh Kant
Smt. Prajakta L Verma
R.C. Kesar
Shri Suresh Prabhu
Allan Jorgensen
Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan
Rijit Sengupta
12:30 - 14:00
First High-Level Plenary

Solutions for Sustainability & Inclusivity: Role of Policy

Seppo Nurmi
Ashok Khosla
Froukje Boele
Arun Maira
Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi
15:00 - 16:30
Second High-Level Plenary

Solutions for Sustainability & Inclusivity: Purpose-driven Innovations

Prof Pawan Budhwar
Arundhati Kumar
Naresh Tyagi
Sharad Sharma
Shri Sivasubramanian Ramann
Prof. Anil K. Gupta
17:00 - 18:30
Third High-Level Plenary

Collaborative Cotton Futures: ACRE’s Regenerative Agriculture Initiative in India

Sivaramakrishnan Ganapathi
Dr. Binay Kumar Choudhury
Devyani Hari
Anukool Nagi
Franco Costantini
Shri. Lalit Kumar Gupta
Rijit Sengupta
10:00 - 11:30
Empowering Women Cotton Farmers: Cultivating Change, Closing Gender Gaps, and Combating Climate Change
12:00 - 13:30
Aligning sustainability to the policy landscape for soft commodities
Enabling Indian SMEs for Sustainable and Circular Textiles
Driving Responsible Business: Developing Effective Human Rights Policies & Processes
Valuing Nature and People in Business Strategy and Operations: Lessons from India and other Emerging Economies
14:30– 16:00
Innovative Strategies for Advancing Sustainable Palm Oil Production in India
Supporting Gender Equality and Social Inclusion: Innovative Solutions to Transform Supply Chains
Paving the way for Sustainable and Inclusive Global Value Chains
16:30– 18:00
Integration of Sustainability in Management Education: Exploring Inclusive Solutions through Policy, Innovation & Collaboration
Strategising Climate Adaptation for the Private sector
Responsible Business Conduct and the RMG Sector
Small Business, Big Impact: India's SMEs on the Path to Net Zero
18:00 - 19:00
EU-India Business Collaborative Initiative on Sustainable Development, Climate Action and Inclusivity
19:15 onwards
10:00 - 11:30
Transforming Indian Workplaces with Family-Friendly Policies for a Brighter Future and Sustainable Development
12:00 - 13:30
Driving Demand for Sustainable Consumption: Contributing to Mission LiFE
Neutrality to Stewardship: Transitioning towards Water Secure India
Sustainable Supply Chain by Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in India
Social Stock Exchange: Building a Framework for Collaborative Transformation
14:30– 16:00
Responsible sourcing of Agri -commodities: Challenges and Opportunities
Collaborative Systems Change: Increasing Impact of Solutions for Sustainability & Inclusivity
16:30– 18:00
State Experiences and Innovative Approaches to Fast-track the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
18:00 - 19:00
19:15 onwards
10th Anniversary Celebratory Cocktails & Dinner

Day – 1: 2nd November 2022

Registration & Welcome Tea – 08:30 – 10:00

Inaugural Plenary

Prioritising Nature and People in Business to Create Measurable Impacts, 1000 to 1200hrs

Rijit Sengupta

Chief Executive Officer, CRB


UN Resident Coordinator India


10-Years-Old Environmentalist & Climate Activist and Founder The Child Movement


Former Executive Director UNEP


Chancellor , Rishihood University & Former Commerce and Industries Minister Government of India


Secretary, Ministry of Textiles


Professor of Sustainability Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada


Chairperson CRB


IIM Bangalore & Co-Chair CRB Governing

Tea & Coffee 12:00 – 12:15

1st High- Level Plenary : People

Making CRBP a reality : Child labour free supply chain ,1215 to 1345hrs

Panelist : 

Arun Maira

HelpAge International

Atul Satija

The Nudge Foundatio

Jenny Costelloe

Executive Director
Ethical Tea Partnership

Nidhi Bhasin

Nasscom Foundation

Chetna Sinha

Mann Deshi Bank and Mann Deshi Foundation

Cecilia Ekholm

Ambassador for International Sustainable Business
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Stockholm, Sweden

Networking Lunch 13:45 – 14:45

2nd High- Level Plenary : Nature

1215 to 1345hrs
Panelist : 

Dr. Leena Srivastava

Former Deputy Director General
Science at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

David Nabarro

UN Global Crisis Response Group & 4SD

Joseph D’Cruz


Rhea Mazumdar Singhal


Franck Viault

Minister Counsellor – Head of Cooperation Delegation
European Union to India and Bhutan

Tea & Coffee 16:15 – 16:30

3rd High Level Plenary

CEO’s Roundtable on Integrating Sustainability Principles in Organisational Policy/Strategy ” ,1630 to 1800hrs

Panelist : 


IIM Bangalore & Co-Chair CRB Governing

Seshagiri Rao M.V.S.

Joint Managing Director & Group CFO
Non-Independent Executive Director, JSW Steel

Praveen Kumar

Director General & CEO

4th High-Level Plenary

Accelerating Growth Through Sustainable Finance in India, , 1800 to 1930hrs

Day – 2: 3rd November 2022

Breakout Sessions*

Registration & Welcome Tea
08:30 – 10:00

Making CRBP a reality : Child labour free supply chain , 10:00 – 11:30

Tea & Coffee
11:30 – 11:45

Exploring International Collaboration among G20 Members on Deforestation Free Commodity Value Chains
1145 to 1315 hrs


Business & Human Rights – A South Asian Response

11:45 – 13:15          


International Collaboration for Deforestation Free Commodities Supply Chains
11:45 – 13:15


Role of SMEs for India’s commitment to Net Zero
11:45 – 13:15

Co-Host: SME Climate Hub

Better Cotton’s Grassroots Interventions and Policy Advocacy: A Way Forward for Promoting More Sustainable Production in India
11:45 – 13:15

Co-Host:Better Cotton

Networking Lunch
13:15 – 14:30

Driving livelihoods impacts through a living wage / living income approach
14:30 – 16:00        

Co-Host: ISEAL, The Living Income Community of PracticeGlobal Living Wage CoalitionAnker Research Institute

Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue for India
14:30 – 16:00

Co-Host: RSPO

Building India’s capacity in e-waste management: a focus on states and local bodies

14:30 – 16:00

Co-Host: CRB

Tea & Coffee
16:00 – 16:15

Bamboo Value Chain Pertaining to the Construction Sector : Learnings, Insights and Way Forward

16:15 – 17:45

Co-Host: WRI 

Integration of Sustainability in Management Education Exploring Capacity, Collaboration, Priorities and Measurable Impact

16:15 – 17:45


Family-Friendly Policy: Enhancing Workers’ Productivity in Apparels & Textile Industry.
16:15 – 17:45


Bridging the Gap in Access to Finance for Landscape Interventions – Key to Address Sustainability at Scale

16:15 – 17:45

Co-Host: Rainforest Alliance

High-level Policy Dialogue on Prioritising Nature and People in Businesses in the North-east Region
18:00 – 19:15


Special Performance by Ricky Kej 2X GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER Cocktail & Networking dinner, 1915 to 2030 hrs

Day – 3: 4th November 2022

Breakout Sessions*

Registration & Welcome Tea
08:30 – 10:00

Leveraging on G20 to Encourage Responsible and Resilient Global Value Chains.
10:00 – 11:30

Tea & Coffee
11:30 – 11:45

India Water Stewardship Network : A Multi – stakeholder Platform for Water Security
11:45 – 13:15          

Co-Host:Alliance for Water Stewardship, CRB, WWF India

Promoting Circular Apparel in India through Research and Innovation.
11:45 – 13:15

Co-Host:  CRB

Living Wage in Assam Tea Sector: Challenges and Possibilities in the current Indian Economic Context
11:45 – 13:15

Co-Host: Ethical Tea Partnership

Networking Lunch
13:15 – 14:30

Sustainable Supply Chains in Forest and Agri-linked Commodities
14:30 – 16:00


Making Non-Financial Disclosures Matter: BRSR and its potential for driving Effective Human Rights Due Diligence
14:30 – 16:00


Tea & Coffee
16:00 – 16:15

Creating a systemic change in the food system by putting the value provided by nature and people at the heart of decision-making
16:15 – 17:45

Co-Host: Capitals CoalitionUNEPTEEB

Driving Sustainable Consumer Behaviour: Sustainability Information Disclosure
16:15 – 17:45

Co-Host: One Planet Network

Breakout Sessions*

Panelist : 

Erinch Sahan

Business & Enterprise Lead
Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL)

Viraf Mehta

Senior Adviser CRB & BHR Expert

Naina Lal Kidwai

Senior Adviser & Member of Board
Rothschild & Co India

Jayant Sinha

M.P., Chairperson
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance

Mark Gough

Capitals Coalition in the panelist list

Dr. Meera Mitra

Member, Governing Body

*as of 29th October 2022