7 TH B4E Global summit 2013





Co-hosted by

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. It catalyses change by working closely with the government on policy issues, enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and expanding business opportunities for industry. On the climate change front, CII has been at the forefront in exploring and promoting best global business practices through its organisations like the CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre and CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development.


Co-hosted by

The Indian National Association of the Club of Rome

Set up in 1968 as a global think-tank, the Club of Rome has been a major force for advocating a change of policy, institutions, technologies and human affairs to ensure fair and fulfilling future for all of humanity. Its focus has been on the social and environmental implications of current development models and on the instrumentalities needed to make these more positive for everyone, now and in the future. The Indian National Association of the Club of Rome is a forum for exchange of the latest thinking on the numerous problematiques confronting the nation and people today, and to explore strategic, scientific and systemic resolutiques for these within a broad framework provided by the nexus among the key dimensions of today’s trilemma: Economics, Ecology and Value Systems.


Global Broadcast Partner


CNN is the world’s leading global 24-hour news network and one of the world’s most respected and trusted sources for news and information. CNN International is the international directorate of CNN Worldwide reaching more than 268 million households and hotel rooms in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. With experts including noted environmental advocate and CNN Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau and dedicated documentaries and programming including ‘Going Green’ , ‘Eco Solutions’, CNN is committed to reporting environmental stories and issues that are shaping our planet. These range from food and water security to ocean science to climate change and its impact on our fragile eco systems .The network also celebrates the efforts of environmental champions who are offering innovative solutions to preserve the planet.



Global Initiatives

Global Initiatives promotes sustainable global development through a series of television programmes, media projects and international events like the B4E Summit series. These initiatives highlight global issues and offer partnership solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing the world.


Responsible Business Television

Responsible Business a television series produced by Global Initiatives showcasing leading global corporations that, in partnership with governments, NGOs and other international organizations, are developing business-driven solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our world. Not only to improve corporate reputation or increase profits, but because it’s the right thing to do.


In Association With

Carbon Disclosure Project

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organization providing a transformative global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage, and share climate change and water information. Over 3,700 companies across the world’s largest economies now measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and assessment of climate change risk and opportunity through CDP, in order that they can set reduction targets and make performance improvements. This data is gathered on behalf of 655 institutional investors, holding US$78 trillion in assets. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of self-reported climate change data.


In Association With

The Climate Group

The Climate Group is an independent, not-for-profit organization, which brings together a global coalition of the world’s most powerful governments, brands and public figures across Asia, Europe and North America. Since 2004, we’ve been working with governments, business leaders and the world’s most influential individuals – to push for the policies, technologies and investment we need to make the Clean Revolution commercially viable. Together, we have the power to create a smarter, better, more prosperous future for all.


In Association With

Convention on Biological Diversity

The Secretariat of the CBD has been mandated to engage with business stakeholders to help them understand and mainstream the goals and objectives of the Convention. Issues of particular importance include: development of the Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity; the consideration of best practices for standards; sustainable public procurement; the ongoing compilation and dissemination of best practices and case studies; and the consideration by business of the drivers of biodiversity loss and how these can be assessed and addressed.


In Association With

United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

As a response to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Targets, the period of 2011 – 2020 was declared to be the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity to help promote a vision of living in nature with harmony. During this period, individuals, stakeholders and governments are encouraged to work together and take steps in developing, supporting and implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020) to support the earth’s rich biodiversity.


In Association With


Trucost helps organisations reduce exposure to increasing natural resource costs and shortages, optimising both risk management and strategic decision making. Key to our approach is that we not only quantify environmental impacts, but we also put a price on them, helping companies, investors and governments understand environmental issues in business terms.


In Association With

Development Alternatives Group

Development Alternatives (DA) is a premier social enterprise working in the field of sustainable development. Established in 1983, and headquartered in New Delhi, it has built up a global presence in the fields of green economic development, social equity and environmental management. With a strong reputation as an innovator of technologies and delivery systems for sustainable livelihoods, the Development Alternatives Group envisions a world where every citizen can live a secure, healthy and fulfilling life in harmony with nature.


Industry Association Partner

Indian Biogas Association (IBA)

The Indian Biogas Association (IBA) aspires to be a unique blend of nationwide operators, manufacturers and planners of biogas plants, and representatives from science and research. The association was founded in 2011 and now mushrooming by covering the full biogas spectrum. The sole motto of the association is “propagating biogas in a sustainable way”. The association estimates to have more than 4000 members from the different biogas related field. One of the main aims of the association is to make politicians aware about the biogas potential and its subsequent positive results on ecological balance.


Industry Association Partner

Solar Energy Society of India (SESI)

The Solar Energy Society of India (SESI), established in the year 1976 and having its secretariat in New Delhi, is the Indian Section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). Its interests cover all forms of RE (RE) including characteristics, effects and methods of use and it provides a common ground to all those concerned with the nature and utilization of this renewable non-polluting resource. The Society is interdisciplinary in nature, with some of the leading energy researchers and manufacturers of RE systems and devices of the country as its members. The objectives of the Solar Energy Society of India are to promote, advance and propagate the use of RE. SESI is a not-for-profit making organization registered under The Societies Act, 1860.


Media Partner


Eco-Business.com is the leading online platform for Asia Pacific’s cleantech & sustainable business community publishing the largest selection of sustainable business news, features and expert opinion for the APAC region – covering Clean Energy, Smart Grids, Green Buildings, Transport & Logistics, Lean Manufacturing & Supply Chain, CSR, Waste, Water, Food & Agriculture, Carbon, Urban Development, Eco-cities, and SRI. Eco-Business.com also provides members of the APAC green business community with free services including: company & product directories, green jobs board, events calendar, project listing, case study showcase, partner & investor linking, research library, guaranteed press release publication & social media marketing.


Media Partner

Sustainability Outlook

Sustainability Outlook is a market access, insight and collaboration platform tracking actions related towards sustainability in the Indian economy. It proactively promotes dialogue and collates data to enable action by local, regional as well as global practitioners. Sustainability Outlook provides (a) in-depth business and policy analyses, (b) updates on the market participants and latest trends on sustainability initiatives and (c) expert inputs on resource reduction and other abatement as well as adaptation measures being undertaken.


Media Partner

Green Futures

Green Futures is the leading magazine on environmental solutions and sustainable futures. Founded by Jonathon Porritt in 1996, it is published by Forum for the Future. Every issue is packed full of stories, comment and insight on topics ranging from clean energy and smart design, to food and finance in a changing world. You can read us in print four times a year, and we also produce regular Special Editions.
Twitter: @GreenFutures


Media Partner


IndianPowerSector.com is India’s premier and the most comprehensive effort of its kind. It provides a knowledge sharing platform for the power sector professionals while touching nearly every aspect of India’s power sector. This knowledge-driven platform is positioned to provide the power sector updates, analysis, discussions, interviews of power sector dignitaries and various customised services such as analysis, research and consultancy.


Media Partner

India Transport Portal

India Transport Portal (ITP) is a leading independent information and analysis hub that covers critical issues India faces such as road safety, fuel savings, transportation infrastructure, sustainable transportation, etc.
ITP believes that all stakeholders should be involved in elaborating a global reflection on the matter; which is why a multi-faceted approach is chosen to tackle transportation issues. The ITP team delivers high value material to every Key Opinion Leader: corporates, journalists, NGOs, academics, and more.


Strategic Partner

World Agroforestry Centre

The World Agroforestry Centre works to increase the use of trees in agriculture and in the landscape to improve food security, nutrition, income, health and environmental sustainability. The Centre’s research is targetted at building livelihoods, generating knowledge, improving landscapes, transforming policy and producing large-scale impact. The Centre is based in Nairobi, Kenya, with five regional offices covering Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is one of the centres of the CGIAR Consortium (www.cgiar.org), which is a global research partnership working towards a food-secure future.



Supporting Partner


BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).


Supporting Partner


DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL, representing a one-of-a-kind portfolio of logistics and communications services.
Corporate Responsibility Report


Supporting Partner


Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transport and urban development systems as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit: www.hitachi.com


Supporting Partner

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) advances human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity by conducting research to inform policies and practices that affect forests in developing countries. CIFOR is one of 15 centres within the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).



Supporting Partner

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, offering integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion Euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.



Supporting Partner


Novozymes is the world leader in bioinnovation. Together with customers across a broad array of industries we create tomorrow’s industrial biosolutions, improving our customers’ business and the use of our planet’s resources. With over 700 products used in 130 countries, Novozymes’ bioinnovations improve industrial performance and safeguard the world’s resources by offering superior and sustainable solutions for tomorrow’s ever-changing marketplace.


Supporting Partner

Veolia Water India

Veolia Water India is a subsidiary of Veolia Water, the world’s leading operator in water services, and has had a presence in India for 13 years with outsourcing and operational assistance contracts in the areas of public drinking water production and distribution. In 2011, Veolia Water India was awarded India’s first public private partnership contract for the management of an entire’s city water supply system in Nagpur (Maharashtra). Veolia Water India also works in Karnataka, where it is implementing continuous drinking water distribution programmes.