Breakout Session Day 3

Tools & Approaches for Business to Build Resilience

30 October 2020 | 11:45 – 13:15 IST


  • This session would take a closer look not at the why but the how – the tools/approaches that business can use to move its sustainability agenda forward. The suggestion is to focus on four such tools in the session: Standards and certification; Valuation of the intangible benefits of sustainability; Multi-stakeholder initiatives; and Industry forums.

Session Objectives:

  • To showcase VSS as an educational and supportive tool rather than as a policing mechanism and to argue for its greater uptake in India
  • To introduce the concept of valuing the social and environmental benefits of sustainability in quantitative terms, so that decisions about business strategies can take them into account
  • To illustrate how businesses and NGOs working together can build knowledge and support adoption of sustainable business approaches/tools
  • To invite leading companies to share real experiences/cases



Director, Landscapes & Communities
Rainforest Alliance

Rosy Choudhury

Director - South Asia
Rainforest Alliance

Veronika Semelkova

Sustainability & CSR Coordinator
Sucden Coffee

Martine van Weelden

TEEBAgriFood Collaboration Manager
The Capitals Coalitions

Angelica Cardiel Alanis

Leader of Water management projects
AB Inbev, Mexico

Dr. Saji M Kadavil

Manager - Sustainable Agriculture, South Asia
Rainforest Alliance


World Spice Organisation