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9:00 am - 9:45 am Registration
9:45 am - 11:00 am

Morning Inaugural Plenary Session

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee Break

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

PARALLEL SESSIONS

TRACK A1

Roshanara

Strategy meets Sustainability

TRACK B1

Alamgir

Energy Reimagined

TRACK C1

Jahanara

Designing New Frameworks

TRACK D1

Sheesh Mahal

Solving for Water

Role of the Chief Sustainability Officer and creating Sustainability Groups

Can today's renewable companies become power companies of the future?

Using newer management tools and sustainability analytics to design smart and resilient operations

Water Risks and ZLD Implementation: Current Status, Opportunities and Implementation Challenges

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch

1.45 pm – 3.00 pm

PARALLEL SESSIONS

TRACK A2

Roshanara

Leadership: Strategy meets Sustainability

TRACK B2

Alamgir

Energy Reimagined

TRACK C2

Jahanara

Designing New Frameworks

TRACK D2

Sheesh Mahal

Solving for Water

Workshop on Bridging implementation gap and capturing opportunities in Water for Textile Industry

Round-table on Envisioning the increased role of Energy Efficiency to meet India’s growth goals in context of climate change

Sustainable Energy Bonds: convergence of capital and impact

Sweden Textile Water Initiative Workshop (Invite Only) 

3.00 pm – 3.15 pm

Coffee Break

3.15 pm – 4.30 pm

Sustainability Innovation Circle

4.30 pm- 5.00 pm

Coffee Break

5.00 pm- 6:00 pm

Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cocktail and Networking Evening (Invite Only)

 

Official Side Event

(1:00 pm - 1:45 pm) - Sustainability Council for Young Professionals

 

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DETAILED AGENDA
 

CEO Panel

Leveraging Sustainability in Designing Enterprises of the Future: The Indian economy now is the fastest growing economy in the world. At the same time, the country is also rapidly moving towards several Sustainability targets:

  • In the medium term, renewables capacity is targeted at 175 GW by 2022

  • Water is getting increasingly scarce and policy changes such as National Mission for Clean Ganga and National Water Policy are framing newer norms for water-sourcing and waste-water disposal.

  • In the long term, 33% to 35% reduction in emission intensity of economic output by 2030 compared to 2005 level

  • 40% of cumulative electric power installed capacity to be based on non-fossil fuel based energy resources by 2030

These present a tremendous opportunity to transform enterprises which compete with global leaders in terms of productivity and resource efficiency. The session would comprise of leaders sharing their insights and best practices on designing enterprises of the future.

Leaders will touch upon: Revitalizing Manufacturing,  Reimagining Energy, Revaluing Water and Reorganizing Supply Chains

 


Deep Dive Sessions

TRACK A1 (11:30AM-1:00PM)

Role of the Chief Sustainability Officer and creating Sustainability Groups: As organizations of tomorrow look to leverage Sustainability, this session does a deep-dive to examine the following:

  • How is the Sustainability function evolving in the Indian market?

  • What are the kinds of teams being set-up and how are goals developed?

  • What kind of Sustainability principles being used to transform organizations?

TRACK B1 (11:30AM-1:00PM)

As they scale, can today's renewable companies become power companies of the future? With renewable companies crossing 8GW,  they are being subject to same risks that power companies face in conventional sector like grid imbalance costs, congestion in grid, curtailment etc. How are IPPs viewing this and what is their plan?

TRACK C1 (11:30AM-1:00PM)

Designing Smart and Resilient Manufacturing – Management strategies and tools: Products being demanded in the marketplace are becoming more complex and in almost every industry the product variety is increasing (while quantity per-order is shrinking). Time-tested tools around process efficiency (six-sigma, lean manufacturing, kaizen, TQM) are being linked to resource management. In recent times, smart manufacturing is being also enabled through the Internet of Things and Sustainability.  

The conversation would focus on use of newer management tools and the opportunity cum need to transform enterprises to compete with global leaders in terms of quality, productivity and resource efficiency. As management looks at 2020 and beyond, how can they design their operations for resilience? The session would examine a) Revitalizing manufacturing (zero defect) and b) Reimagining energy and water resources (zero effect on environment and society).

Some of the questions session would address include:

  • How improvement in quality, productivity and resource efficiency is directly linked with sustainability?

  • What management strategies and systems work to drive and sustain desired outcomes?

  • Key trends that will drive the industry and measures to be taken to stay relevant?

TRACK D1 (11:30AM-1:00PM)

Water Risks and ZLD Implementation: Current Status, Opportunities and Implementation Challenges:  This session takes stock on ZLD implementation in addressing water risks as key factors for the industry’s sustainability and long term viability as the clock ticks towards compliance deadlines.  

The session would do a deep-dive on the following topics:

  • Governance capacities, transparency and accountability across government agencies linked to the implementation of the regulations and initiatives.

  • Response of industries such as textiles to the latest timelines for meeting the compliance norms related to ZLD

  • Gap between industry readiness in practice and the expected performance of the industry as required by the regulations, especially but not limited to the small scale industry.

  • Interventions needed for capacity building and to catalyse faster adoption of cleaner technology for the industry, especially for the small scale industry 

TRACK A2 (1:45-3:00PM)

Workshop on Bridging implementation gap and capturing opportunities in Water for Textile Industry: The session aims to identify concrete and feasible potential solutions and interventions (incentive instruments) to bridge implementation gap and catalyse adoption of clean technologies, especially for the small scale industry.

The session will discuss the following topics in small groups:

  • What are challenges, incentives, innovation on clean efficient technologies?

  • How can we better select and scale up cost-efficient and appropriate technology for the industry with regard to the scale and effluent characteristics?

  • Centralised Effluent Treatment Plants: how can we improve the effectiveness of CETPs, both existing and future ones?

  • Learning and best practices of good governance from other geographies or similar policies.

TRACK B2 (1:45-3:00PM)

Round-table on Envisioning the increased role of Energy Efficiency to meet India’s growth goals in context of climate change:  With the recent ratification of the Paris Climate treaty, India has committed to an annualised reduction of nearly 1200 million Tonnes of Carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030. Over half of that reduction is expected to come from enhancing energy efficiency. In parallel, many of the government’s initiatives such as Make in India, Smart Cities, Smart Grid Mission etc. have ambitious growth goals for the country. They are shaping the way energy efficiency will play a role in the next 5-10 years.                                    

In this round-table, leaders influencing the energy efficiency and policy agenda will share their outlook on the role of energy efficiency. It will touch upon themes like:

  • Increased role of demand side measures

  • Impact of newer technology, smart-systems and data

  • Evolution of standards and labelling

  • Emerging use of energy productivity measures

TRACK C2 (1:45-3:00PM)

Sustainable Energy Bonds: convergence of capital and impact. Sustainable Energy Bonds seek to engage a class of capital providers that are looking for (a) investing in real assets, (b) generating impact.  It is a listed debt instrument being floated by cKers Finance and seeks to stimulate the market for capital providers looking at this segment.

The bonds not only track use-of-proceeds to finance sustainable energy projects, but also has (a) Impact measurement and reporting, and (b) Assurance. This session will have with investors and industry practitioners examining the key ingredients in defining the Sustainable Energy bond and the impact the SE bond can have.

TRACK D2 (1:45-4:30PM)

Sweden Textile Water Initiative Workshop (Invitation Only): Sweden Textile Water Initiative brings together Swedish leather and textile companies in collaboration to reduce water, energy and chemical use in their supply chains. During 2016, STWI continued to scale up its activities across production countries but also at home; adding more regions, brands and factories. STWI will be introducing its plans for 2017 and beyond for current and prospective manufacturers.

 


 

Official Side Event 

(1:00-1:45 PM) Sustainability Council for Young Professionals - Lunch Meeting

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