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Day 1

Day 2

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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, Former MD, IDC
10.45 – 10.50 Launch of ET – Futurescape Responsible Business Ranking Index
10.50 – 11.00 Chief Guest Address – The transformational vision to achieve Agenda 2030 & India’s role in
Catapulting the SDGs onto a World Stage
11.00 – 11.15 Setting the Tone: India Vision 2030.
The universal character of the SDGs, including the commitment to leave no one behind; to promote competitive and cooperative federalism between States, the engagement of new stakeholders in the implementation and financing of the SDGs; to encourage partnerships with Governments, civil society and the private sector to share knowledge and
resources; and to raise awareness for the integrated nature of the SDGs.
11.15 – 11.20 Ending World Hunger by 2030: UN World Food Programme – 50 Years of WFP in India
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 Namami Gange – River Rejuvenation mission contributing towards meeting SDG Commitments
Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga
12.05 – 12.20 Re-thinking Women Empowerment and Gender Equality
Ivelina Choeva, CEO, Za Teb
12.20 – 12.35 Special Address: The Swachh Bharat Revolution: Understanding the people’s movement for sanitation
Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India
12.35 – 13.50 Special Address: Building a Sustainable Community
Shallu Jindal, Chairperson, JSPL Foundation
12.50 – 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 – 14.50 4R: Holistic, Contextual & Collaborative effort in Fighting Plastic Waste Pollution
Tommy Tjiptadjaja, Co-Founder & CEO, Greenhope
14.50 – 15.05 What will it take to financing the SDGs: Focus on Education and Health?
15.05 – 15.20 Continuum of care & multi-sectoral convergence – Way ahead to achieve the SDGs
Meenakshi Lekhi, MP, Lok Sabha
15.20 – 15.35 Responsible Consumption & Production in the Textile Industry – Opportunities & Obstacles
Manu Kapur, President & CEO – Home Textiles Division, GHCL
15.35 – 15.45 Beyond Marketing
15.45 – 15.50 Project Out of School Children
15.50 – 16.05 In conservation with
Swara Bhaskar, Indian Actress
16.05 – 16.20 Youth & SDGs – UN Environment Young Champions of the Earth
Omar Itani
Louise Emmanuelle
16.20 – 16.30 Peace, justice and strong institutions – SDG 16
Erik Hallstrom, Charge De’ Affaire, Finland
16.30 – 16.40 Start-ups Chile
H.E. Mr. Juan Angulo Monsalve, Ambassador, Republic of Chile
16.40 – 17.20 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
Mukesh Kumar Surana, Chairman and Managing Director, HPCL
Dilip Gaur, Managing Director, Grasim Industries
Sandeep Chandna, Chief Sustainability Officer, Tech Mahindra
Sanjay Krishnan, Founder & CEO, Project Lithium (Bangalore)
Session Chair: Namrata Rana, Director Strategy & Brand, Futurescape
17.20 – 17.50 Let’s Talk! on Women’s Health powered by Niine Sanitary Napkins
Natalia Vodianova, Global Supermodel, Angel Investor & Philanthropist
Twinkle Khanna, Indian author & Film Producer
In Conversation with Trisha Shetty
17.50 – 17.55 Agenda 2030: Decade of Delivery Campaign – how to accelerate SDGs action to achieve the goals by2030
17.55 – 18.15 Showcasing Next Gen Solutions for the Planets’ Problems – Winners of SDGs Impact Hackathon to present their solutions to the leaders

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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