ET-SDGs Impact Summit is not officially supported by NITI AAYOG and United Nations


Day 1

Day 2

Parallel Tracks


20.30 – 20.45 Opening Remarks by the Organizers
20.45 – 21.00 Special Address – Sustainability Role Models: Why do we need them!
21.00 – 23.00 Gala Dinner and Cocktail Reception

09.00 – 09.45 Registration and Refreshments
09.45 – 09.50 Opening Address by The Economic Times
09.50 – 09.55 Welcome Address by World We Want
09.55 – 10.45 Inaugural Panel Discussion: The Business Case for the Sustainable Development Goals
  The Business Case for the SDGs: corporate objectives beyond maximization of profits. Veteran
  Corporate Leaders deliberating on the possibilities for re-modelling our world economy to focus on
  wealth creation backed by purposeful investments based on Environmental Social and Governance
  factors. The aim of the panel is to unpack radical ideas that can help move our current profit model to
  a purposeful growth model.
  Paul Polman, Former CEO Unilever, Co-Founder Imagination – Video Message
  Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairman, Apollo Hospitals
  Pawan Kumar Agarwal, IAS, Secretary to GoI & CEO, FSSAI
  Anil Chaudhry, Managing Director & Zone President, Greater India, Schneider Electric India
  Pradip Burman, Chairman, Dabur Nepal & Mobius Foundation
  Anshu Gupta, Founder, Goonj
  Mukund Vasudevan, Managing Director and Country Head India, Ecolab
  Session Chair: Amit Malhotra, Founding Trustee, MonAmi Foundation & Former MD, IDC – India & SA
10.45 – 10.50 Launch of ET – Futurescape Responsible Business Ranking Index
10.50 – 11.20 Chief Guest Address – The transformational vision to achieve Agenda 2030 & India’s role in Catapulting the SDGs onto a World Stage
11:20 – 13.00 SUPERHEROES of the SDGs – Part 1
11.20 – 11:35 Putting the S into the SDGs
  John Roome, Regional Director, South Asia Sustainable Development, The World Bank
11.35 – 11.50 Catastrophe through Housing Crisis in Hong Kong – New Designs for Housing for a Better Fairer World
  James Law, Founder & CEO, Cybertecture
11:50 – 12:05 Continuum of care & multi-sectoral convergence – Way ahead to achieve the SDGs
  Meenakshi Lekhi, MP, Lok Sabha
12.05 – 12.20 Namami Gange – River Rejuvenation mission contributing towards meeting SDG Commitments
  Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga
12.20 – 12.35 Re-thinking Women Empowerment and Gender Equality
  Ivelina Choeva, CEO, Za Teb
12.35 – 12.50 Special Address: The Swachh Bharat Revolution: Understanding the people’s movement for sanitation
  Arun Baroka, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India
12.50 – 13.05 Special Address: Building a Sustainable Community
  Shallu Jindal, Chairperson, JSPL Foundation
13.05 – 14.00 Networking Lunch
14.00 – 14:40 Acquanomics: Scaling and financing SDG 6 clean water and sanitation projects for the 2bn left behind
  Gary White video message
  Vedika Bhandarkar, Managing Director,
  Cheryl Hicks, CEO, Toilet Board
  Rajesh Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, ION Exchange
  Prasad Gadkari, Strategic Investments & Policy Advisory, National Investment & Infrastructure Fund
  Narasimhan Eswar, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, RB Hygiene & Home, South Asia RB
  Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES BANK
  Session Chair: Prof Utkarsh Majmudar, Member of the Board of Governors, IIM Raipur
14.40 – 16.30 SUPERHEROES of the SDGs – Part 2
14.40 – 14.55 4R: Holistic, Contextual & Collaborative effort in Fighting Plastic Waste Pollution
  Tommy Tjiptadjaja, Co-Founder & CEO, Greenhope
14.55 – 15.10 
Responsible Consumption & Production in the Textile Industry – Opportunities & Obstacles
  Manu Kapur, President & CEO – Home Textiles Division, GHCL
15.10 – 15.20 Project Out of School Children
15.20 – 15.40 In conservation
  Swara Bhasker, Indian Actress
  Namrata Rana, Director Strategy & Brand, Futurescape
15.40 – 16.00 Youth & SDGs – UN Environment Young Champions of the Earth
  Omar Itani
  Louise Emmanuelle
  Puja Marwaha, CEO, CRY – Child Rights & You
16.00 – 16.10 Peace, justice and strong institutions – SDG 16
  Erik af Hällström, Chargé d´affaires a.i., Embassy of Finland
16.10 – 16.20 Global strategies in building the start-up ecosystems in Argentina
  H.E. Mr. Daniel Chuburu, Ambassador, Argentine Republic
16:20 – 16:30 Self-Love & Female Empowerment – a match made in heaven
  Tahira Kashyap Khurana
16.30 – 17.00 Panel Discussion: Making Carbon Matter: The road to decarbonization
  Options for industrial decarbonisation, investment pathways towards low carbon industry and ways of putting carbon to good use.
  Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES BANK
  Dilip Gaur, Managing Director, Grasim Industries
  Sandeep Chandna, Chief Sustainability Officer, Tech Mahindra
  Session Chair: Namrata Rana, Director Strategy & Brand, Futurescape
17.00 – 17.30 Let’s Talk! on Women’s Health powered by Niine Sanitary Napkins
  Natalia Vodianova, Global Supermodel, Angel Investor & Philanthropist
  In Conversation with Trisha Shetty
17.30 – 17.35 2020: A super year for Global Goals Action
17.35 – 18.00 Showcasing Next Gen Solutions for the Planets’ Problems – Winners of SDGs Impact Hackathon to present their solutions to the leaders
18.00 – 18.15 Felicitation Ceremony – Champions of Sustainability
18.15 – 18.20 Conference Closure

*ET SDG Impact Summit is not officially supported by NITI Aayog & UN-India. Agenda is work in progress and subject to change

10.30 – 16.00 Hackathon

A search for the next generation of leaders committed to steering the global changes we wish to see by inventing tools and curating ideas with the potential for development for social good. An international contest to be launched inviting entrants to submit their ideas with a focus on technology. The winner then enrols into an incubator programme where their idea would be catalysed.

  • A large-scale live hackathon to be held on the 15th November
  • Problem statements to cover key sub goals of the 4 goals selected as the key themes for this year’s summit, i.e health, education, climate change and water
  • Nominations to be received till 30th October
  • Hackathon to have at least 50 startups , 35 from India and 15 from across the world
  • Hackathon to be judged by the goalkeeper committees on the day of event and 3 winners from each category get to pitch their ideas in detail to potential investors
  • The winners also to become part of the task force of the goal committees to explore potential projects and financing

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