Day – 1: 28 October 2020

Sustainability a key to Business Resilience in an Uncertain World
1000 hrs to 1200 hrs, 28 October 2020

• Green, Inclusive and Equitable Recovery
• Global Solidarity and International Cooperation
• Making Trade resilient and sustainable
• Governance of Value Chains (local – regional – global)
• India’s ability and capacity to demonstrate leadership (policy, business and societal levels) on ‘build back better’ agenda
• Inter-linkages between Business Resilience & Community/Social Resilience
• Community resilience focusing on vulnerability and addressing discrimination

Guest of Honour:



India’s Sherpa at the G20

Former Minister of Commerce &

Industry and Civil Aviation


Key Note:



Vice Chairman

NITI Aayog, Government of







European Parliament Working Group on

Responsible Business Conduct



Development Alternatives Technology

and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA)

Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque


United Nations Children’s Fund



DR. Bimal Arora

Faculty Member

Aston Business School, UK

Honorary Chairperson CRB

Ashwini Chhatre

Executive Director

Bharti Institute of

Public Policy

Frank Hoffmann

Regional Project Manager

Friedrich Naumann Foundation

for Freedom (FNF)


Beverley Postma

Chief Executive Officer

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil



Designing an Enabling Ecosystem to Build Back Better – Government to Governance
1215 hrs to 1345 hrs, 28 October 2020

• Role of government and regulation (State and Centre)
• Technology to reduce inequality and offer solutions
• Technology for better access to data and informed policy making
• Financing sustainable outcomes




Head of Country Office

United Nations Environment

Programme (UNEP)




Lal Bahadur Shastri National

Academy of Administration


Deputy Resident Representative in India

United Nations Development

Programme (UNDP)


Dr. Ashima Goyal

Professor of Economics

Indira Gandhi Institute for

Development Research


Arvind Mayaram

Former Finance Secretary of India

Anindya Chatterjee

Regional Director, Asia

International Research Development

Centre (IDRC)



Shri Rajeev Kher

Former Commerce Secretary

Government of India


Pathways to our Common Future – Businesses in PostCOVID19 era
1445 hrs to 1615 hrs, 28 October 2020

• New & Emerging Business Models
• Lessons from COVID19 to combat the Climate Crises
• Identifying opportunities (Consumer Preference and Behaviour)
• Role of Frugal Innovations
• Priorities at the local level (Collaborations)





NYU Stern School, Business’s

Center for Sustainable Business


Executive Director

ISEAL Alliance


Co-founder & Chair

SDG Netherlands


Himanshu Bakshi

Managing Director

Danone India







HelpAge International



Day 2: 29 October 2020

Business Resilience in times of Crisis: A multi-sector Perspective on Decent Work and Economic Growth
10:00 – 11:30 IST
Co-Host: Aston University, IDRC  

Session Flyer

Building Sustainable Supply Chains Across Forest-Linked Commodities
10:00 – 11:30 IST
Co-Host: WWF – India

Session Flyer

Family-Friendly Policies: An Apparatus for Business Resilience Continuity
10:00 – 11:30 IST
Knowledge Partner & Co-Host: UNICEF

Session Flyer

 Is Living Wage “Relevant” and “Urgent” in the wake of COVID-19?
11:45 – 13:15 IST
Co-Host:  Project Glow, Aston University, Oxfam India

Session Flyer

 Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue India, 2020
11:45 – 13:15 IST
Lead Partner & Co-Host: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

Session Flyer

Towards a Sustainable and Circular IT & Electronics Industry
11:45 – 13:15 IST
Co-Host: Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (India) , Green Electronics Council (GEC)
Government Logo Support: Ministry of Electronics Information Technology (India)

Session Flyer

Responsible Recruitment: A Post COVID-19 Agenda Across Supply Chains
11:45 – 13:15 IST
Co-Host: International Justice Mission

Session Flyer

 India Inc. Leads by Example – Responsibility in Revival
14:00 – 15:30 IST
Lead Partner & Co-Host: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) South Asia

Session Flyer

 Sustainability Information to Empower Consumers
15:45 – 17:15 IST
Co-Host: One Planet Network

Session Flyer

VSS Contribution towards SDGs in India
15:45 – 17:15 IST
Co-Host: VSS Collaboration India, NITI Aayog

Session Flyer

Recognising Invisible Workers in Global Supply Chain
15:45 – 17:15 IST
Co-Host: GoodWeave

Session Flyer

Promoting Green & Inclusive Growth to Build Back Better post COVID
15:45 – 17:15 IST
Co-Host: IIED , Development Alternatives

Session Flyer

Day 3: 30 October 2020

Partnership for Nutrition
10:00 – 11:30 IST
Co-Host: Cargill , World Food Programme (WFP)

Session Flyer

Circular Design in Apparel: Enabling Circular Economy for Business Resilience
10:00 – 11:30 IST
Co-Host: Prem Jain Memorial TrustLaudes Foundation

Session Flyer

Public Consultation: Youth for Sustainability (YfS) India Alliance
10:00 – 11:30 IST
Co-Host: Human Circle

Women, Work and Peace
10:00 – 11:30 IST
Co-Host: SEWA

Session Flyer

Driving Sustainability Education & Research for a Resilient Future        
11:45 – 13:15 IST
Co-Host: Wipro, Aston Business School

Session Flyer

Tools & Approaches for Business to Build Resilience
11:45 – 13:15 IST
Co-Host: Rainforest Alliance

Session Flyer

Building Back Better: Improving the Situation of Informal Women Workers in Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery Phase
11:45 – 13:15 IST
Co-Host: Women in Value Chains (WiVC)

Co-Host: Hidden Homeworkers

Co-funded by: EU

Session Flyer

Sustainable and Inclusive Sandstone Stewardship
11:45 – 13:15 IST
Co-Host: Marshalls

Session Flyer

Towards a Responsible Forest Economy  
14:00 – 15:30 IST
Lead Partner & Co-Host: Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP – ISB)

Session Flyer

Enabling Policy Implementation for Promoting Responsible Business in India
15:45 – 17:15 IST
Co-Host: World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)

Session Flyer

Reducing Food Loss in India – Challenges and Opportunities
15:45 – 17:15 IST
Co-Host: World Resources Institute, The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)

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Post-COVID Sustainability Roadmap for SMEs 
15:45 – 17:15 IST
Co-Host: Quality Council of india (QCI)

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Role of Data and Digitization in Better Preparing for Uncertainty
15:45 – 17:15 IST
Host: CRB

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*as of 28th October 2020