Sema Arora and the rest of the team at CII did a great job putting together the agenda for the 4th Sustainability Summit: Asia 2009 “Winning Strategies for a Sustainable World”, 25 – 26 November 2009: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
I participated in two panels. The first day in the ”Generation Next ICT” together with:
> Mr. Som Mittal, President, NASSCOM
> Mr. Stephen Harper, Director, Environment & Energy Policy, Intel
> Mr. B Sumant, Managing Director, ITC Infotech Ltd.
> Mr. Rakesh Khanna, Founding Director & CEO, TARAhaat
> Mr. Swapan Johri, Sr. Vice President & Worldwide Head of System Integration & Technology Services, HCLT ISD
The second day in the panel “Climate Change: The Defining Challenge”:
> Dr. Prem C Jain, Chairman, Indian Green Building Congress and President & Founder, Spectral Services Consultants
> Mr. Simon C Martin, Head – Group Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Holdings Plc
> Mr. Ravi Singh, Secretary General & CEO, WWF India
> Dr. Akhilesh Gupta, Advisor & Coordinator – Climate Change Programme, Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
> Mr. J M Mauskar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India
> Mr. Bishal Thapa, Managing Director, ICF India
There are so many groundbreaking and world leading projects in India that hardly anyone outside India is aware of (and sometimes not very many people within India). I really hope to spend more time with Indian projects during 2010.