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Webinar on 'Sustainability Trends 2018'
09th May 2018 | 03:30-04:30 PM

With the increased global buzz around sustainability, we are delighted to present the webinar on "Sustainability Trends 2018" to discuss global sustainability trends highlighting the key developments that business leaders need to anticipate and respond to. Fortunately, most companies have started realising the Sustainability is not only important for their bottom line, but “It is the bottom line”. This webinar will throw light on these complex trends and risks; empowering companies to create strategies that can unlock new opportunities for both sustainability and their bottom line.


Webinar take-aways

  • Sustainability megatrends of 2018
  • Making sustainability "business-for-all" in a company
  • Examples of leading companies on sustainability
  • Imperatives for a sound Corporate Sustainability Strategy

Moderator

Arupendra Nath Mullick Vice President - TERI Council for Business Sustainability (CBS)

Arupendra Nath Mullick, with his vast experience, leads inter-disciplinary research teams to undertake varied initiatives pertaining to sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, and climate change for Indian businesses. His role extends beyond project management and includes knowledge sharing, networking, and communications. As the Area Convenor of TERI Council for Business Sustainability, Mr Mullick develops sustainability roadmaps and steer CXO level engagements for Fortune 500 companies to articulate the business case of sustainability. He has trained mid-level corporate sector executives, Railway Officers, government officials, and CAG auditors on varied subjects. He has led development of a first-of-its kind sustainability dashboard for a NSE-listed chemical sector client to align sustainability goals with its business objectives and measure progress of sustainability performance. In addition, he has several research papers and presentations at various national and international fora to his credit.


Speaker

Shankar Venkateswaran Former Chief - Tata Sustainability Group and Consultant - TERI Council for Business Sustainability

Shankar Venkateswaran is an advisor on matters relating to corporate sustainability and sustainable development. Retired as the chief of Tata Sustainability Group (TSG) in 2017, he was involved in providing guidance, thought leadership and support on sustainability and corporate responsibility matters of the $ 100 billion Tata group of companies. Shankar’s work has focused on corporate sustainability. He set up and led TSG in bringing emerging sustainability ideas (such as natural and social capital valuation, circularity and sustainable supply chains) to the Tata group, assisting group companies integrate sustainability into core business and helped curate and execute the group’s disaster response, volunteering and skilling initiatives. He joined the Tata group after working with the UK-based think-tank and consultants, SustainAbility, and the global firm of management consultants, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he advised several companies on sustainability strategy and reporting. Prior to this, he spent around 15 years in social development with the international NGO, ActionAid and the American India Foundation (which he helped establish in India and served as its first Executive Director – India). While at ActionAid, he also set up Partners in Change, a non-profit that pioneered corporate sustainability and CSR advisory services in India.


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