The world today is in a state of continuous change. It is vital to develop positive change for the people and planet and change the ‘purpose of doing business’ and make profits with a greater social and environmental responsibility than ever before.

Year 2023 is a pivotal year to drive sustainability through critical conversations and collective actions. As India holds the Presidency of the G20 Summit, there is a tremendous opportunity for stakeholders across the globe to play a role in securing better future by addressing the SDGs, navigating Net Zero emissions, mainstreaming ESGs and integrating sustainability into the value chain. Individuals, businesses, and governments are now recognising the
importance of deeper collaboration through cross-sectoral partnership and robust action in attaining a sustainable future.

CII is appointed as B20 India Secretariat by the Government of India to lead the business engagement. The 18 th Sustainability Summit, which is a flagship event of CII is organised as a B20 official event.

The Sustainability Summit will bring to fore ideas and thought leadership on synergistic action to navigate the transition towards sustainable development. It will build discussion on solutions and innovations to enable actions and reinforcing global commitments for a cleaner, greener, and inclusive future.

About the theme:   The blooming sunflower is inspired by the B20 logo, which is a powerful visual symbol representing interconnectedness, growth, inclusiveness, and prosperity. The swirling orange dots around the sunflower signify the potential impact that can be achieved through global collaboration & partnerships leading to positive change

Tracks & Sub Themes

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Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency

Partnerships for EU-India action on Circular Economy

Addressing Plastic Packaging Waste: Enabling a Circular Economy through EPR and Voluntary Business Action

Climate Action

Fast tracking Industry Towards an Economically Viable and Just Net Zero Future

Scaling Climate Finance for Emerging Markets

Ensuring Renewable Energy Transition

Building Resilience through Nature Conservation

Emerging Technologies for Sustainability

Biotechnology – A Critical Enabler Towards India’s Quest for Green, and Sustainable Future

Empowering Indian MSMEs to Drive Climate Action

Decarbonising Freight Transportation

Financing Intersectional Approaches for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

Sustainable Living

Food and Nutrition Security

India as the Global Innovation Hub for Clean Air Solutions

Water Secure Future: Building Pathways from Risk to Resilience

Active & Green Mobility for All

ESG & Value Chain

ESG Integration in Governance: B20 Network Partners Session

Sustainability in Global Value Chains: Ambition and Action

Changemakers In Sustainability

Women-led Development

Corporates leading Sustainability

Inclusive Action

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion: Steering towards a Progressive Future

BloombergNEF is hosting this year’s annual BNEF Summit in New Delhi on 24 August. This Summit will take place as an official B20 event where CII is a supporting partner. The event will be aligned to the B20’s task force on energy, environment, and climate change. Click here for details.

Sustainability Summit Agenda

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Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad

Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

Mr Sanjiv Puri

President Designate, CII
Chair, B20 Action Council on
ESG in Business
Chairman &Managing Director
ITC Limited

Mr Jon Moore

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Ms Seema Arora

Deputy Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)


Mr TV Narendran

B20 Co-Chair, ECRE Task Force
Tata Steel Ltd

Mr Dominic Waughrey

Executive Vice President

Mr Wim Van Gerven

Vice President India Operations
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India.

Mr Fabrice Aidan

Group International Affairs Advisor

Ms Antha Williams

Lead Environment
Bloomberg Philanthropies


Mr Swaminathan Eisenhower

Co-Chair, CII- NCE 2023-24, Managing Director
Saint Gobain

Mr Christian Cahn von Seelen

Co-Chair, B20 Taskforce for Energy, Climate Change & Resource Efficiency and Executive Director, Volkswagen Group

Mr Vivek Saxena

Senior Vice President, Finance & Accounting (F&A) and
Enterprise Risk & Compliance (ERC) Service Line Leader

Mr Brajesh Chhibber

McKinsey & Company

Mr Anurag Johri

Managing Director

Dr Rohini Srivathsa

National Technology Officer, Microsoft India


Mr Aravind Srinivasan Director

Thematic Collaborations and CEO
AVPN India Foundation, AVPN

Mr Andrew Staples

Regional Head (APAC) Policy & Insights
The Economist Group

Mr Nakul Zaveri

Partner, Global Co-Head Climate Investment Strategy

Ms Regula Schegg

Managing Director
Asia Circulate Capital

Ms Shuva Raha

Head – New Initiatives


Mr S Sivakumar

Group Head – Agri and IT Businesses
ITC Limited

Mr Sanjay Sacheti

Country Manager
Olam Agri India Pvt Ltd

Mr D Narain

President, South Asia, and
Global Head of Smallholder Farming

Ms Ankita Marwaha

Associate Director – R&D Life Sciences
PepsiCo India

Dr B Dayakar Rao

CEO, Nutrihub, and Principal Scientist, ICAR-IIMR


Dr Taslimarif Saiyed

Director and CEO
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP)

Mr Krishna Mohan Puvvada

Regional President, India

Dr Shambhavi Naik

Head of Research
Takshashila Institution

Mr Vairamani Ramanathan

Chief-Technology & Innovation
Rallis India Limited

Mr Paulo Macedo

Global Director, International Relations & Advocacy

Dr. Samiran Mahapatra

R&D Director, Home Care


Mr Valentin de Miguel

Senior Managing Director Chief Strategy Officer and Sustainability Services Lead, Growth Markets

Ms Gauri Singh

Deputy Director General
International Renewable Energy Agency

Mr R Venkatesh

Managing Director

Mr Lim Wee Seng

Global Head – Energy, Renewables and Infrastructure
DBS Bank

Mr Oki Muraza

SVP Research & Technology Innovation
PT Pertamina

Mr Shantanu Jaiswal

Head India Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance


Ms Usha Subramaniam

Country President
Grundfos India

Ms Rumjhum Chatterjee

Co-founder of The Infravision Foundation

Ms Naghma Mulla

EdelGive Foundation

Mr Mohit Bansal

Head Public Affairs
IKEA India

Ms Tania Chatterjee

Head Sustainability, Nat West Group India

Ms Sangeeta Robinson

Chief Sustainability Officer, PVR Limited

Ms Priya Chakrabarti

HR Director, Cargill India


Ms Shubhra Jain

Public Policy Manager

Mr Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Director (Corporate Strategy

Ms Swetha Ramdas

Sustainability Lead
Amazon India

Mr Pramod Kumar

General manager R&D, HPCL

Mr Viraraghavan Sankaran

Co Founder, Green Joules

Mr Pawan Mulukutla

Director- Integrated TransportElectric Mobility & Hydrogen, Sustainable Cities

Mr S A Sundaresan

Vice President, New Technologies, Ashok Leyland


Ms Mugdha Jain

Country Lead – India
Clean Air Fund

Mr Dmitry Trubitsyn


Mr Manas Human

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Dr Santanu Satapathy

Lead – Environment & Sustainability, Apraava Energy

Mr Vidyut Mohan

Co-founder & CEO, Takachar

Mr Shubham Singh

Co-Creator & CEO, CRASTE


Mr Vishesh C Chandiok

Bharat Grant Thornton

Mr Scott Hanson

Director, Policy & Global Engagement
International Federation of Accountants

Dr Kalpana Seethepalli

Director of ESG, Asia Pacific
Deutsche Bank

Mr John Boulton

Director Policy
Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales

Ms Scarlet Wannenwetsch

Collective Action Specialist
Basel Institute on Governance

Ms Carol Hansell

Vice-Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of Business, OECD


Ms Madhulika Sharma

Chief Sustainability Officer

Ms Michele Lemmens

Head Business Sustainability & CTO APAC
Tata Consultancy Service

Ms Juhi Gupta

Sustainability Director- South Asia Markets
Tetra Pak

Mr Narayan P S

Global Head-Sustainability,
Wipro Ltd & Managing Trustee and Head
Wipro Foundation

Mr Jayant Roy

Managing Director

Mr Bipin Odhekar

Head – Sustainability, EHS & Operations Excellence
Marico Limited

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Mr Tristan Ace

Chief Programme Officer

Ms Susan Ferguson

Country Representative
UN Women India

Mr Anuj Agarwal

Chief Operating Officer
ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth

Ms Kathy Roussel

Head, Advocacy and Engagement

Ms Susanne Pulverer



Mr Nikhil Sawhney

CII-Triveni Water Institute &
Vice Chairman & Managing Director
Triveni Turbine Ltd

Ms Debashree Mukherjee

Special Secretary
Ministry of Jal Shakti
Department of Water Resources, RD & GR

Mr Ajith Radhakrishnan

Senior Specialist & Country Coordinator, 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG),
World Bank

Ms Rupali Mehra


Mr Sanjeev Choudhary

GWI Commercial & Liasoning Lead
Grundfos Pumps India Pvt Ltd


Dr Rachna Arora

Team Leader and Coordinator
European Union- Resource Efficiency Initiative, India

Mr Mahesh K Patil

Goa State Pollution Control Board, Saligao

Mr Rahul Nene

Head Sustainability

Dr Sandip Chatterjee

Scientist G and Group Coordinator
Ministry of Electronics, and Information Technology


Mr Kamran Khan

Managing Director
& Head of ESG
Asia Pacific Deutsche Bank

Mr Marc Andre Blanchard

B20 Co-Chair, ECRE Task Force
Executive Vice-President and Head

Dr Runa Sarkar

IIM Calcutta

Mr Dibirath Sen

Managing Director & Head of
Global Banking North India &
India Lead for Sustainable Finance

Mr Roger Charles

Executive Director, IBG Sustainability
DBS Bank

Ms Ritu Arora

CEO & Chief Investment Officer Asia, Allianz Investment Management


Mr Ashwath Ram

Chairman, CII Cleaner Air Better Life Initiative & Co-Chair, CII National Committee on Future Mobility & Battery Storage and Managing Director
Cummins India

Mr Sudhendu J. Sinha

Adviser (Infrastructure Connectivity & Electric Mobility)
NITI Aayog

Mr Mike Orgill

Head of Public Policy
Asia Pacific, Uber

Mr Joe Phelan

Executive Director Asia Pacific
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Ms Pramoda Gode

Lead, Moving India
World Economic Forum


Ms Geetanjali Vats

Chair, India Plastics Pact Advisory Committee, & Global Plastics Sustainability- Asia & ANZ Lead, Unilever

Mr Ujwal Desai

Managing Director
Lurcro Plast-e-cycle

Mr Shekar Prabhakar


Hasiru Dala Innovations

Ms Meeta Narsinghani

Associate Partner

Circulate Capital

Mr Rakesh Mehta

ExxonMobil India Pvt. Ltd

Mr Jeevaraj Pillai

Joint President – Flexible Packaging Business & New Product Development
UFlex Limited


Ms Swati Tewari

Senior Counsellor, CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development

Ms Linda Kromjong

Co-Chair, B20 Action Council on
ESG in Business

Mr Marcelo Behar

Co-Chair, B20 Action Council on
ESG in Business
Vice President, Sustainability and Group Affairs
Natura & Co

Ms Prarthana Borah

CDP India

Mr Sanjay Khare

Vice President- Sustainability Strategy
Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd.


Ms Seema Arora

Deputy Director General
Confederation of Indian Industry

Mr Mahesh K Patil

Goa State Pollution Control Board, Saligao

Mr Sanjay Khare

Vice President- Sustainability Strategy
Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd.


Mr Ravindra Singh

Indo-German Biodiversity Programme Director, GIZ

Mr Ravi Singh

Secretary General & CEO

Mr Paul Holthus

Founding President and CEO
World Ocean Council

Mr Tony Goldner

Executive Director
Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

Mr Sujit Kumar Bajpayee

Joint Secretary, MoEFCC

Mr Suhas Buddhe

CMD, Biocare India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr KK Sharma

Whole-time Director, DCM Shriram Ltd


Mr Shikhar Jain

Executive Director
CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development

Dr Tamal Sarkar

Senior Advisor
Foundation of MSME Cluster

Mr Anoop Nautiyal

Social Development for Communities (SDC) Foundation

Mr Girish Luthra

Chairman, Luthra Group

Dr Dinesh Gupta

President, Sekawati Impex, Bagman of India by FORBES, Rajasthan

Mr Yogesh Mehta

President, Association of Industries Madhya Pradesh


Mr Shombi Sharp

UN Resident Coordinator India