Sessions

Annual Conference: Market Dynamics And Social Dilemmas Of Promoting Sustainable Business

The Eros Hotel 20-22 November, 2019

The 2019 Theme

The theme of the 2019, the sixth edition of CRB’s Flagship Annual Conference is ‘Market Dynamics & Social Dilemmas of Promoting Sustainable Business’. Integrating sustainability into global and local value chains is becoming increasingly common, not only for creating equitable and inclusive growth, but also for shared value creation. While many recognize these new developments, there is a need for a shift in mindsets on what we perceive as growth and development.

Since its adoption in 2015 the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the expectations and actions toward meeting the agenda’s goals have gained momentum. The focus has also expanded from the government to the private sector as a driver of sustainability/SDGs. Many segments of the private sector, supported by various national and international organizations provide frameworks and guidance on how to integrate sustainable policies and business practices in order to achieve long-term prosperity for businesses and societies, while carefully managing or restoring environmental resources.

In the sixth edition of CRB’s conference (India and Sustainability Standards), our endeavor, is to convene a diverse set of stakeholders to understand and deliberate on the opportunities and challenges of promoting sustainable business in an emerging economy like India. Balancing the aspirations of a demographically young and expanding economy on one hand and meeting the needs of the underserved on the other hand is a complex challenge. Through our discussions, we aim to address these challenges, particularly now, as India, an emerging economy sets a course for the next five years in an integrated global economy.

Programme

Day – 1: 20 Nov 2019

Inaugural Session: Market Dynamics and Social Dilemmas for Promoting Sustainable Business in India 09:30 to 11:30, 20 Nov 2019

DR BIMAL ARORA

Assistant Professor, Aston Business School & Honorary Chairperson, CRB

MR. SURESH PRABHU (CHAIR)

India’s G20 Sherpa & Former Minister Of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation

PROF. JEFFREY SACHS

University Professor & Former Director of The Earth Institute, Columbia University

SHOKO NODA

Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India

DATUK DARREL WEBBER

Chief Executive Officer, Roundtable On Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

ARUNACHALAM MURUGANANTHAM (PADMAN)

Founder, Jayashree Industries, India

Shri Rajive Kumar

Chairperson, U. P. Real Estate Regulatory Authority & Former Cheif Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh

INAUGURAL REMARKS BY A SENIOR MINISTER, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (TBC)
SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR (CHIEF GUEST)
Hon’ble Minister of Labour & Employment, Government of India
VOTE OF THANKS BY MANJIT SINGH
Member of the Governing Body, CRB
Creating A Market For Sustainable Enterprises And Products12:00 to 13:30, 20 Nov 2019 Moderator: Caroline Elliott, Deputy Dean, Aston Business School, U.K Keynote: Dr. Amit Mitra, Hon’ble Minister, Department of Finance, Industry, Commerce & Enterprises, MSME, Textiles and IT & Electronics, Government of West Bengal

Panelists
  • Amb Marten van den Berg, Ambassador of The Netherlands in India
  • Vicky Sins, Lead Climate and Energy Benchmark. World Benchmarking Alliance
  • Edward Millard, Director, Rainforest Alliance
  • Sumita Ghose, Founder & Managing Director, Rangsutra
Bringing Paradigm Shift in Financial Sector to promote Sustainabilit14:30 to 16:00, 20 Nov 2019 Moderator: Dr A Didar Singh, Senior Fellow, Delhi Policy Group

Panelists
  • Paul Schuilwerve, CEO & Country Head India, Rabobank
  • Chandru Badrinarayan, Managing Partner, ECUBE Advisors
  • Reema Nanavaty, Executive Director, SEWA
  • ASHLEY MENEZES Partner & COO, ChrysCapital
  • Norma Tregurtha, Lead Strategic Partnerships, ISEAL Alliance
Business Solutions to Developmental Challenges in Emerging Economies16:30 to 18:00, 20 Nov 2019

Moderator:TBC
  • P S Narayan, Vice President, WIPRO
  • Joe Arvai, Director, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan
  • Ram Kumar Mishra, Director, Institute of Public Enterprises
  • Markus Loening, Former German Human Rights Commissioner
  • Bishow Parajuli, Country Director (India), World Food Programme
18:00 to 20:00, 20 Nov 2019

Launch of Book & Interaction with Authors
“Business Responsibility and Sustainability in India: Sectoral Analysis of Voluntary Governance Initiatives”, Palgrave Macmillan-:

Arora, Bimal, Budhwar, Pawan, Jyoti, Divya (Eds.)

Launch of CRB initiative
“Impact Conclave – Digital Multi-stakeholder Sustainability Initiative”
Reception & Networking Dinner

Programme Schedule for Day 2 & 3

Day 2: 21 Nov 2019

9:30 – 11:00, 21 Nov 2019

Plenary: CEOs Panel – Market Transformation towards Sustainable Palm Oil in India
Venue: Royal Ballroom 1 & 2
Parallel Sessions-12:00 – 13:30
Session – 1
Venue:Royal Ballroom 1
Session – 2
Venue:Royal Ballroom 2
Session – 3
Venue:Lutyens Lounge
Session – 4
Venue:Viceroy
Topic: Role of Municipalities in Sustainable Cities
Co-Host: CRB

Parallel Sessions-14:30 -16:00
Session – 1
Venue:Viceroy
Session – 2
Venue:Royal Ballroom 1
Co-Host: GPN Studies
Session-3
Venue:Royal Ballroom 2
Session-4
Venue:Lutyens Lounge

Parallel Sessions-16:30-18:00
Session-1
Venue:Viceroy
Session-2
Venue: Royal Ballroom 1
Topic: Garment Exports: Overcoming the low-level Trap Technology Management & Labour
Co-Host: GPN Studies
Session-3
Venue:Royal Ballroom 2
Topic: Integrating Sustainability into Bambo Value Chain – Chain- Scope & Role of Standards
Session-4
Venue: Lutyens Lounge

18:30 Closing

Day 3: 22 Nov 2019


9:30 – 11:00, 22 Nov 2019

Plenary Session: Circular Apparel and Textiles in India
Royal Ballroom 1 &2
Parallel Sessions-12:00 – 13:30
Session-1
Venue:Royal Ballroom 1
Co-Host: FNST
Session-2
Venue:Viceroy
Session-3
Venue:Lutyens Lounge
Session-4
Venue:Royal Ballroom 2

Parallel Sessions-14:30 -16:00
Session-1
Venue:Royal Ballroom – 1
Session-2
Venue:Viceroy
Session-3
Venue:Royal Ballroom 2
Co-Host: WIPRO
Session-4
Venue: Lutyens Lounge

Parallel Sessions-16:30-18:00
Session-1
Venue:Royal Ballroom 1
Topic: Human Trafficking in Supply Chains
Session-2
Venue: Lutyens Lounge
Session-3
Venue:Royal Ballroom-2
Session-4
Venue:Lutyens Lounge
Co-Host CRB

18:30 Closing