Mr. Vijay Rai, Managing Director – APAC & EMEA Markets, Saviour US INC & President – NHRDN
Vijay works as Managing Director- Asia Pacific & EMEA Markets with Saviour US INC. A global company that designs, develops and manufactures smart IoT systems, sensors, cloud-based wireless technology, surveillance solutions and connected devices, based out of Delaware US and its India market Hub. Vijay has a Masters in Business Administration and brings with him a vast expertise in business and people leadership and multicultural experience acquired through various assignments viz: Business and corporate strategy, Customer alliances, M&A’s, Investor relations, transformation and growth, Business & systems reengineering, Strategic Human Resource Planning, Leadership development, change management. View more
Mr. Phil Turner, Group Head Safety, Health & Environment – Vedanta Resources Plc
Phil is Group Head HSE at Vedanta Resources with the mandate to drive cultural change and implement risk management programs to deliver effective control of health, safety and environment risks across the Group.Prior to this Phil was General Manager Risk & Sustainability for JKTech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Queensland, and led a global team responsible for developing intellectual property and delivering practical outcomes in managing risks in all aspects of safety, sustainability and license to operate, principally in the mining industry. View more
Charudutta Panigrahi, President – Financial Inclusion on Business Runways (FIBR)
Charudutta Panigrahi has an experience of 19+ years of senior level national and international experience in Development Sector – in Sustainability- in varied themes like ICT for Development, Integrated Development, Health interventions and Policies, Youth Programs, Development economics, Water & sanitation & high impact Public policy. Direct experience in government affairs/policy in diverse verticals under Sustainability like CSR, Finance, Health, Education, Innovations, Technology start-ups. Close working relations with the Parliamentarians, government, regulatory at all relevant levels. Long involvement with NGOs, pressure groups, think tanks, grassroots & influence groups. Preparation of position papers for discussion/representation at the Parliament, Planning Commission/Niti Ayog and other forums. Direct work experience with more than 24 state governments of India, Central government of India and other countries at the policy making levels in sectoral analysis, planning and programs. View more
Mr. Bibhuti Pradhan, Dy. General Manager Manager (CSR) , IOCL
An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and Swedish Institute, Stockholm, Mr. Pradhan is currently handling the CSR initiatives at Indian Oil Corporation limited. An expert in renewable energy and sustainable development Mr. Pradhan has worked on various projects on the emerging issues in the area. He also cherishes sharing his knowledge as a visiting faculty with IIM Calcutta and IIM Raipur, Mr. Pradhan is passionate about Sustainability and CSR, and wishes to contribute his every bit to make this world a better place to live in. View more
Mr. Manpreet Singh, Director at KPMG, Climate Change, Sustainability and CSR Services
Mr. Manpreet Singh is currently the director at KPMG – Climate Change, Sustainability and CSR Services. Mr. Singh is a GRI Certified Professional and helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and the likes. Mr. Singh has worked with Snergy Global, Ernst & Young to name a few at senior level positions. Mr. Singh is specialized in areas like Urban resilience, Responsible Sourcing, Ethical Supply Chains, Climate Change, Environment Finance, Responsible Investments, Sustainability Strategy, Reporting and Assurance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Transport, Green Growth strategies, Programme Management, ESG, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Fund Raising, Climate Funds, Social entrepreneurship.
Mr. Singh has completed his M.Sc in Environmental Studies with a specialization in climate change from TERI University and Bachelors from Sri Venkateshvara College, University of Delhi. View more
Prof. Kuriakose Mamkoottam, School of Business, Public Policy and Social Entrepreneurship – Ambedkar University
He was Professor & Founding Director (Dean), School of Business, Public Policy and Social Entrepreneurship at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) during May 2011-May 2016. During his five-year term at AUD he helped to set up a business school and also assisted the Vice Chancellor as a member of the core team in the initial phase of Ambedkar University Delhi. Earlier, he was a faculty member in the area of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations at the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), university of Delhi, from where he retired as the Head & Dean in 2011. View more
Mr. Kaushik Hazarika, Senior Consultant, Consultant – Energy, Environment and Climate Change -SofiesGroup
Kaushik Raj Hazarika is a Sustainable Development professional with experience in programme design, strategic policy development and project management in the areas of climate change, environment and clean energy. Currently, Kaushik is with SOFIES Group as a Senior Consultant working on projects across various themes within the broader area of climate and sustainability, and supporting the group in expanding its operations in India. Previously, he worked as a technical expert for an Indo-German bilateral programme on issues related to Natural Resources Management (NRM) along with the development of community-focused climate change adaptation strategies and climate risk assessments. Since 2015, he has also been serving as a Director for Reinenergy, an Energy&Environment start-up focusing on off-grid Solar PV installations and rural energy access. Kaushik holds a Master’s degree in Forestry Management from the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal and a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Assam Engineering College, Guwahati. View more
Arun Talwar, aged 57 years, is MBA, CAIIB with 34 years of experience in Corporate and Development Sector. He is currently working as the Chief Operating Officer of Udayan Care, an NGO working in the space of Child Care, Girl Education and Skill Development. He started his career as Probationary Officer in a Public Sector Bank and worked there for 11 years and then moved to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as Project Leader. View more
Mr. Swapnil Tewari is the founder of LIVEMAD PHILOSOPHIES. LIVEMAD is a non-governmental foundation that has been instrumental in setting up sustainable business models for undeserved communities. Inspired by the power of creativity, Swapnil has innovated with products ranging from contraceptives to women safety tools, Marketing Information dissemination out of which few are in the process of patent. One of his recent inventions is competing at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stage 2. Cited in the ‘1000 world’s leaders for hope list ‘Swapnil is one of the youngest hope givers on the coveted list that includes political leaders, actors and Oscar winners. A dyslectic by birth and a dreamer by choice he’s often addressed as THE MADMAN. View more
Mr. Niraj Gupta, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder Junkart, Weekendworks Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Niraj Gupta is the Co-founder of Junkart. Weekendworks Pvt Ltd is a company that owns the trademark Junkart. Which is a Tech-enabled waste management platform offering a most customer friendly solution to sell the scrap online. A young entrepreneur moving ahead with his revolutionary startup. He also has experience of almost 4 years of stock trading as he had keen interest in Stock market from school days. Mr. Gupta has completed his Bachler’s degree in Business/Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce. He started his journey from SRCC and took it forward and founded WeekendWorks Pvt. Ltd. To transform real time business ideas in to implementation just by working on weekends.