Event Speakers

Meet Our Speakers

Jahnavi Andharia

Director & Research Fellow, Institute of Social Studies Trust

Dr. M.J. Khan

Chairman, ICFA

Arjan De Haan

Senior Program Specialist, Climate Resilience & Resilience, IDRC

Saurav Roy

Chief-Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Steel

Dr. Meghajit Sharma Shijagurumayum

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Gender Equality & Social Inclusion, CGIAR

Suranjali Tandon

Associate Professor at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

George Thomas

CEO, Partner & Head of Asset Management

Divya Verma

Senior Program Officer, ILO Decent Work Team South Asia and India

Urmi Goswami

Economic Times

Dr. Binay Kumar Choudhury

Chairman, Control Union Certifications

Dr. Michael Bucki

Counsellor, Head of Section, Delegation of the European Union to India

Chris West

Deputy Director , Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York

Vishal Dev

Director, Sustainable Business, WWF-India

Dr. Nidhi Kaicker

Assistant Professor,School of Business, Public Policy and Social Entrepreneurship, Dr BR Ambedkar University Delhi

Dr. Sapna A Narula

Professor Sustainability & Founder Dean, School of Management Studies, Nalanda University, Rajgir

Dr Muneer Magry

Faculty Member, School of Management Studies, Nalanda University

Hyun Hee Ban

Chief, Social Policy, UNICEF India

Chandini Kamal

Global Lead – People and Culture, HCL Tech

Prajakta Kanaglekar

Vice President, Ekart HR, Flipkart

Pradeep Nerayanuri

Chief - Talent Management & HRM Delivery Services, Tata Steel

S.S. Aggarwal

General Manager (Operations), Chairman, Radiaant Management Team, Radiaant Expovision

Dinni Lingaraj

Wipro Foundation

Pia Barkataki

Partnership Coordinator, World Bank

Upendra Prasad Singh

Former Secretary, Jalshakti and Ministry of Textiles, Government of India

Anupama Kaul

Human Resource Leader , Cummins India

Ankit Gupta

GM – Sustainability, ITC Limited


Partner at Ashoka Globalizer

Yaswanth Tippireddy

Lead – Supply Chain Excellence and Special Projects, Oil Palm business, Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies

Archna Negi

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Stephia Latino

Project manager ACT Adaptation

Shubhashish Dey

Director, Climate Policy & Finance Programme, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Remi Bussac

Senior Climate Policy Advisor EDF Group

Paul Smith

Consultant Climate Change at United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

Marcia Toledo Sotillo

Director Adaptation & Resilience Climate Champions – Race to Resilience

Malini Chakravarty

Research Manager at Climate Policy Initiative India

Supriya Kapoor

Director Social Enterprises, Women on Wings - Facilitating peer learning and action at scale

Sucharita Kamath

Chapter Head, India, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

Sakthi Vel

Managing Director, Punarbhavaa Sustainable Products

Sagarika Bose

Head, CSR, SAP India

Rajiv Kumar

General Manager - Green Climate & Energy Efficiency Centre, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

Pamela Jouven

Director - SME Climate Hub, We Mean Business Coalition

Pallavi Ahuja

Manager, Systems Transformation, We Mean Business Coalition

Dr. Meera Mitra

Member, Governing Board, CRB

Yogesh Ghokhale

Senior Fellow and Area Convenor, Centre for Forest Management and Governance, and Nutritional Security, Land Resources Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Dr. Manish Pande

Director & Head of Project Analysis and Documentation Division (PAD Division) at Quality Council of India (QCI)

Amit Vatsyanan

Partner, Business Consulting, E&Y India

Harsha Mukherjee

Managing Director, International Institute for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility Core Committee Gender Equality - United Nations GCNI

Dr Amit Tuteja

Founder, Connecting Dreams Foundation

Shri Ashish Gupta

DGM (HSSE) Corporate, Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd.

Lakshmi Bhatia

Director, SustainAbility

Satinder Bhatia

Director (Additional Charge), Dean, Head(CDOE), Professor, IIFT

Rubina Pal

Expert, Global Value Chain, Independent

Indras Ghosh

Head, IGCC-SustainMarkets, IGCC

Dr Elisabeth Hoch

External senior advisor on forests, biodiversity, local development and international cooperation,Climate & Company

Sivaramakrishnan Ganapathi

Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Gokaldas Exports Limited

Seppo Nurmi

Deputy Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to India

Shri Amitabh Kant

G20 Sherpa India, Government of India

Shri Piyush Goyal

Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of India

Shombi Sharp

UN Resident Coordinator in India

Myriam Ferran

Deputy Director General, Directorate General for International Partnerships, European Commission

Devyani Hari

Director, CRB

Dr. K M Jayahari

India Country Coordinator, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)

Richard Howitt

Former CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council

Farhad Vania

Portfolio Management Advisor to the Country Director, GIZ India

Shalini Sheth Amin

Founder & Senior Partner

Lis J Suarez Visbal

PhD Candidate, Geosciences, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Energy & Resources, Utrecht University

Dr. Periasamy S.

CEO at AIC-NIFTTEA Incubation Centre for Textiles and Apparels (Supported by AIM,NITI Aayog,Govt.of India),Tirupur

Chandrima Chatterjee

Secretary General, CITI

Anurag Gupta

Managing Director, Usha Yarns

Vaishali Bahel

Sustainable Cotton Programme, Primark

Geetanjali Solanki

Country Manager, Cotton Connect

Rameez Alam

Co-anchor & Co-founder

Mathew Cherian


Jyotsna Sitling

Member of Advisory Committee, Social Stock Exchange

Deepa Menon

Senior Vice President CSR and Corporate Communication

Gyaneshwar Singh

Deputy Director General (DDG Finance & Administration), Department of Post, Ministry of Communication, Government of India

Suresh Babu

Director, River, Wetland and Water Policy, WWF

Navdeep Singh Mehram

Senior General Manager, Diageo

Ashish Bhardwaj

India Coordinator, Alliance for Water Stewardship

Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi

Director General RIS

Arun Maira

Former Member, Planning Commission, Government of India

K Rama Devi


Kamal Prakash Seth

Director, Global Palm Oil IWWF-Singapore

Kinjal Jani

Project Coordinator, Rudi Multi Trading Company Ltd

Shri Suresh Prabhu

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

Shri. Lalit Kumar Gupta

Chairman - Managing Director, The Cotton Corporation of India Limited

Franco Costantini

Managing Director, Control Union

Anukool Nagi

Assistant General Manager

Shri Sivasubramanian Ramann

Chairman and Managing Director, SIDBI

Sharad Sharma

Co- Founder, ISPIRT

Naresh Tyagi

Chief Sustainability Officer , Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail ltd.

Arundhati Kumar


Prof Pawan Budhwar

Associate Pro Vice Chancellor International (India), Aston University

Ashok Khosla

Chairman, Development Alternatives

R.C. Kesar

Chairperson, Centre for Responsible Business

Rijit Sengupta

Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Responsible Business

Smt. Prajakta L Verma

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India

Franck Viault

Minister Counsellor - Head of Cooperation, Delegation of the European Union to India & Bhutan

Thangaperumal Ponpandi

Consultant Country Manager, India & Nepal

R. D. Chandra Shekar

General Secretary of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana State Branch of INTUC and Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Workers Trade Union Congress-Affiliated to INTUC

Fowzul Insaf Nizam

Specialist on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) for South Asia

Dr. Indah Budiani

Executive Director

Carla Gehler

Technical Coordinator

Dr. Madhuri Nanda

Director – South Asia

Vidyun Rathore

MEL Coordinator

Shubha Sekhar

Regional-Director, Human Rights

Shankar Venkateswaran

Advisor, Sustainability and CSR

Shri Himanshu Arora

Manager, Sustainable Development

S Vijay Kumar

Distinguished Fellow,TERI

Rathish Balakrishnan

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Prarthana Borah


Pranjal Goswami

Chief Sustainability Officer

Dr. Meghajit Shijagurumayum

Post-doctoral fellow

Laurent le Danois

Team Leader, Cooperation Section

Isabelle Tschan Harada

Deputy Resident Representative

Dr. Sangeeta Mansur


Dr. R. Sujatha

Senior SDG Consultant

Dr Suneel Pandey

Director & Senior Fellow

Dr Gopal Sarangi

Associate Professor

Dr Ashish Aggarwal

Professor Sustainability, IIM Lucknow

Deb A Mukherjee

Former President, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Managing Director

Alay Barah

Executive Director

Arvind Rewal

Global Raw Material Leader Agriculture

Adrian Sym

Chief Executive Officer

Pavan Sukhdev

Founder and CEO

Shubhra Jain

Head - Sustainability

Maelys Nizan

Communication, Partnerships and Knowledge Management Analyst, Consumption and Production Unit

Rajat Panwar

Associate Professor, Forest Ecosystems & Society and Director of the SNR Certificate, Oregon State University and Senior Fellow, Centre for Responsible Business

Sachin Sharma

Vice President & Head- Agri & Dairy Operations

Vicky Sins

Decarbonization & Energy Transformation Lead

Richard Howit


Sarang Vaidya

Co founder

Elizabeth Petykowski

Program Manager, Sustainable Trade and Supply Chains, Systemiq

Atin Kumar Tyagi

Senior Manager (Head- ESG, Sustainability and Carbon Projects), Jain Irrigation Services Limited

Dr. Sudhanshu

Secretary, APEDA

Kamal Prakash Seth

Director, Global Palm Oil , WWF-Singapore

Dr. Arpita Mukherjee

Professor, ICRIER

Ashwin Selvaraj

Deputy Director Market Transformation(India & China), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

Prof. Anil K. Gupta

CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow 2018-21

Froukje Boele

Head of Public Policy and Regional Programmes

Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan

IIM Bangalore & Co-Chairperson, Centre for Responsible Business

Allan Jorgensen

Head of the OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct