7 TH B4E Global summit 2013

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EMERGING MARKET LEADERSHIP FOR GLOBAL GREEN GROWTH

Agenda

Monday, 15 April 2013
0900 – 0950

Opening Addresses
Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-Chairman / President, Infosys Technologies / Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Ashok Khosla, President Emeritus, The Club of Rome
Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister for Environment and Forests, India
S. Ramadorai, Adviser to Prime Minister, National Council on Skills Development, India
Digvijay Singh, General Secretary, All India Congress Committee

0950 – 1000

Business Leadership Perspective
Ichiro Iino, Managing Director, Hitachi India

1000 – 1100

Opening plenary discussion panel
Emerging market leadership and collaboration to catalyse global green growth
Today more than half of the world’s top 20 countries investing in clean tech infrastructure are emerging markets. Innovative government policy change to support low-carbon development in these countries is encouraging. However achieving both inclusive and sustainable national development will remain challenging with growing pressures from global warming, water scarcity and food security. How then can emerging markets continue this green growth transformation and lead the global green economy? What kind of partnerships between governments, business and civil society can be put in place to provide the food, water and other resource needs of a future population of 9 billion people? This high-level panel of expert leaders will share success stories and collaborative approaches towards accelerating global green growth and providing equitable opportunity for all.

Moderator: Mallika Kapur, CNN’s Mumbai-based International Correspondent, CNN
Peter Lacy, Managing Director – Asia Pacific Region, Accenture Sustainability Services
H.M Nerurkar, Managing Director, Tata Steel
Sean Patrick Wall, Senior Vice President, Network Operations and Aviation, DHL Express Asia Pacific

1100 – 1130

Networking coffee break

1130 – 1140

Keynote Address

Andrew Steer, President & Chief Executive Officer, World Resources Institute

1140 – 1240

Plenary discussion panel
Boosting rural economies through climate smart agriculture and landscapes
Agriculture is the largest employer in the world, the largest single land-use, the largest threat to natural
ecosystems, and the human enterprise most vulnerable to climate change. However, without a more sustainable
approach to agriculture, we will not have sustainable societies or a sustainable planet. To boost rural economies
and tackle these issues we must embrace a new approach that acknowledges the interconnected nature of our
world and a smart landscape approach that integrates trees into agricultural landscapes. This panel will discuss
some of the financial, social and environmental benefits that tree-based systems can deliver, and
share ideas to accelerate the scale-up of smart landscape transformation.

Moderator: Tony Simons, Director-General, World Agroforestry Centre
Vibha Dhawan, Executive Director, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Akshaya Kamath, Head, South Asia Territory, Syngenta
N. Sunil Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, RBS Foundation India, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
Howard-Yana Shapiro, Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars, Incorporated.

1240 – 1345

Lunch

1345 – 1400

Keynote Address

Al Hammond, Senior Entrepreneur, Full Economic Citizenship Program, Ashoka

1400 – 1500

Plenary discussion panel
Solutions for inclusive, green and sustainable urban development

The world is currently undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history with more than half our global population living in cities. This massive surge in development of building, transport, energy, water and waste infrastructure, places additional pressures on the environment and society. A more inclusive and sustainable approach to urban development must provide solutions that improve the environment and preserve natural resources while involving and empowering marginalised communities. The distinguished speakers on this panel will provide examples of inclusive and sustainable urban development solutions and discuss the policy changes and investments needed to create the equitable, green and smart cities of the future.

Moderator: Andrew Steer, President & Chief Executive Officer, World Resources Institute
Ranjit Barthakur, Secretary-General / Chairman, Club of Rome India / Globally Managed Services (GMS)
Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation
Romi Khosla, Architect & Urban Planner
Emani B.V. Kumar, Executive Director, ICLEI South Asia
Harpal Singh, Mentor & Chairman Emeritus / Chairman, Fortis Healthcare / Save the Children India

1500 – 1530

Networking coffee break

1530 – 1800 PARALLEL WORKING GROUPS

Solutions for inclusive, green and sustainable urban development

The B4E Global Summit Delhi 2013 working groups will produce a statement on commitments and policy recommendations from business for inclusive and sustainable urban development. The recommendations from these working groups will be shared with city government leaders on the closing day of the summit and in a series of meetings with business leaders and policy makers throughout 2013.

1. Building & construction

Chair: Mili Majumdar, Director, Sustainable Habitat Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Speakers:
Michael Dax, Director International System, German Green Building Council
Peter Graham, Executive Director, Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN)
Ajay Pradhan, India Country Managing Director, CH2M Hill
Vishnu Swaminathan, India Director & Representative, Ashoka
Thomas R. Tavella, President, American Society of Landscape Architects
Rakesh Sharma, Senior Director, Philips Electronics India Limited

2. Transport & mobility
Chair: Martin Wright, Editor In Chief – Green Futures, Forum for The Future
Speakers:
Vijay Chhibber, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Hitoshi Mihara, Head of Rail Systems Group, Hitachi India
Chandrashekhar Pitre, Senior Director Marketing, DHL Express India
Ajay Raghuvanshi, Vice President, Business Management, Nissan Motor India
V.G. Ramakrishnan, Managing Director, South Asia, Frost & Sullivan
Anupam Saraph, Smart Cites Expert / Future Designer

3. Water
Chair: Stella Thomas, Founder & Executive Director, Global Water Fund
Speakers:
Vivek Bharati, Executive Director, Pepsico India
Ajit Jha, Director, Corporate Affairs and Legal, SAB Miller, India
Dipak Kripalani, Head, Solutions & Partnership, Eco-Sustainability Services, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Suresh P Prabhu, Former Union Minister & Chair, Council Energy, Environment & Water
Mahesh Rao, Country Director, India, Ecolab
Patrick Rousseau, Chairman & Managing Director, Veolia Water India

4. Energy
Chair: Serge Younes, Director, Sustainability Service, Accenture’s Global Strategy and Sustainability practice, Accenture Sustainability Services
Speakers:
Gwen Andrews, Vice President, Power and Environmental Policies, Asia Pacific & Australia / Asia Power Systems, Alstom
Sujoy Ghosh, India Country Head, First Solar
Yoshiro Owadano, Vice Representative, Japan Council for Renewable Energy (JCRE)
Shrashtant Patara, Senior Vice President, Development Alternatives Group
Damandeep Singh, Director, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) – India
Lakshminarasimhan Srinivasan, Global Head, Eco-Sustainability Services, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)


5. Waste
Chair: Stefan Helming, Country Director, GIZ India
Speakers:
Gaurav Kedia, Chairman, Indian Biogas Association
Arun Kumar, President, Business Initiatives, Development Alternatives Group
Naveen Madishetty, India Representative, Global Marshall Plan Initiative
Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Member Secretary, Delhi Pollution Control Committee
Manik Thapar, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EcoWise
Rowan Williams, Regional Manager, Biodegradable Polymers, BASF, Asia-Pacific

1500 – 1730

Special parallel session on agroforestry
Trees, landscapes and livelihoods

Chair: Tony Simons, Director-General, World Agroforestry Centre

1830 – 2100

Networking cocktail reception and dinner

Tuesday, 16 April 2013
0730 – 0845

Breakfast Roundtables
TEEB for Business Coalition Meeting: Natural Capital Accounting- Status & Scaling-up Action
Chair: Martin Wright, Editor In Chief – Green Futures, Forum for The Future
Speakers:
Seema Arora, Executive Director, CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development
Ramesh Kymal, Chairman & Managing Director, Gamesa Wind Turbines
Dorothy Maxwell, Executive Director, TEEB for Business Coalition
David Steuerman, Business and Biodiversity Program Officer, Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity

0800 – 0900

Delegates breakfast networking reception

0900 – 1000

Plenary discussion panel
Inclusive business models advancing environmental sustainability
The International Finance Corporation defines inclusive business as ‘a private sector approach to providing goods, services, and livelihoods on a commercially viable basis to people at the base of the pyramid by incorporating them in the value chain of the core business as suppliers, distributors, retailers, and/or customers’.
Inclusive business is found across regions and sectors, including telecommunications, infrastructure, agribusiness, retail, distribution, affordable housing, health, and education. This panel of experts will share insights and examples of how inclusive business models can also have a positive impact on the environment.

Moderator: Seema Arora, Executive Director, CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development
Speakers:
Al Hammond, Senior Entrepreneur, Full Economic Citizenship Program, Ashoka
Jochen Ebert, Managing Director, India / Head, Danone / Global BOP Initiatives
Sanjay K Gupta, Senior Advisor, Waste Ventures

1000 – 1100

Plenary discussion panel
Financing emerging market green growth – A new blueprint for action
In making the transition to a green economy many emerging market governments are revising their approach to national planning and introducing policy-frameworks and investment plans to support clean energy infrastructure, green job creation, clean water and energy access, sustainable agriculture systems and low-carbon development. However with only limited private investment currently available to fund these green growth programmes, innovative financing mechanisms and public-private partnerships will be needed to ensure their long-term success. This distinguished group of business and finance leaders will present their ideas for managing risk and increasing capital flow and propose an improved framework for investing in global green growth.

Moderator: Ravi Chaudhry, Founder & Chairman, CeNext Consulting & Investment
Speakers:
Seethapathy Chander, Director General, Regional and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank
Ashishkumar Chauhan, Chief Executive Officer, Bombay Stock Exchange
Jeeva Perumalpillai-Essex, Manager, Sustainable Business Advisory, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Pavan Sukhdev, Study Leader, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)

1100 – 1110

Keynote Address: Investing in Sustainable Landscapes for Green Returns

Peter Holmgren, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

1110 – 1140

Networking coffee break

1140 – 1230

Report and proposals from Day One working group Chairs and dialogue on outcomes

Solutions for inclusive, green and sustainable urban development
Moderator: Charles Emmerson, Independent Advisor and Senior Fellow, Chatham House
Speakers:
Peter Graham, Executive Director, Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN)
Stefan Helming, Country Director, GIZ India
Shri C.K. Khaitan, Joint Secretary,
Ministry of Urban Development
Peter Lacy, Managing Director – Asia Pacific Region, Accenture Sustainability Services
Stella Thomas, Founder & Executive Director, Global Water Fund
Martin Wright, Editor In Chief – Green Futures, Forum for The Future

1230 – 1250

Keynote address:
Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister, Delhi

1250 – 1350

Lunch

1330 – 1445

Parallel session – By Invitation Only
B4E Youth Dialogue: Sustainability For Future Generations – The Role of Digital and Social Media
Moderator: Suhel Seth, Managing Partner, Counselage
Speakers:
Tobias Engelmeier, Founder & Managing Director, Bridge to India
Sachin Gopalan, Chief Executive Officer, Berita Satu Media Indonesia
Tarun Tejpal, Editor, Tehelka
Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Asia
Aparna Watve, Biodiversity Research Consultant, BOIME

1400 – 1500

Plenary discussion panel
Integrating natural capital valuation into business
Growing business demand for natural capital, and falling supply due to environmental degradation and events such as drought, are contributing to natural resource constraints including water scarcity. This is raising business and investor interest in understanding environmental externality costs. Understanding natural capital risk and opportunities is essential for businesses to position themselves in an increasingly resource constrained world. This panel will explore how businesses and investors can take account of natural capital impacts in decision making to manage risk and gain competitive advantage.

Moderator: Dorothy Maxwell, Executive Director, TEEB for Business Coalition
Speakers:
Ramesh Kymal, Chairman & Managing Director, Gamesa Wind Turbines
Richard Mattison, Chief Executive Officer, Trucost
MR Rangaswami, Founder, Corporate Eco Forum
Partha Sengupta, Vice President, Raw Materials & CSI, Tata Steel
Ravi Sharma, Principal Officer, UN Convention on Biodiversity

1500 – 1510

Leadership perspective:
Policy transformation and the transition to clean energy
Shyam Saran, Former Foreign Secretary & Special Envoy on Climate Change, Republic of India

1510 – 1520

Leadership perspective
To be confirmed: Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, National Planning Commission, India

1520 – 1615

Plenary discussion panel
Increasing clean energy in developing and emerging markets
Meeting the rapidly growing energy needs of emerging markets is the single biggest challenge of the global energy sector. Emerging markets like India and China are responding to this challenge with innovative changes in government policy and significant increase in clean energy investment however these investments are still small compared to fossil fuels and other energy sources. The transition to a clean energy mix dominated by renewables still faces many challenges including increasing demand in emerging markets, poor infrastructure, pricing and limited access. This high-level panel will share ideas and discuss ways to meet these challenges and deliver clean energy solutions for all.

Moderator: Mark Kenber, Chief Executive Officer, The Climate Group
GS Krishnan, Regional President, Novozymes
Deepak Mukarji, President, Essar Energy
V. Subramanian, Chief Executive Officer & Secretary General, Indian Wind Energy Association

1615 – 1625

Closing summary conclusions
Conclusions – Commitments and the way forward
Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
S. Ramadorai, Adviser to Prime Minister, National Council on Skills Development, India

1625 – 1630

Closing remarks
Ranjit Barthakur, Secretary-General / Chairman, Club of Rome India / Globally Managed Services (GMS)
Charles Emmerson, Independent Advisor and Senior Fellow, Chatham House

1630

End of B4E Global Summit 2013


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