January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm$21.25 – $195
Sustainable development is a global challenge. To address them it is essential or us to discuss the challenges faced by each corporate and explore sustainable solutions. “Sustainability Dialogues” is a platform for Corporates to share experiences and apply solutions on the issues faced by them along their journey of Sustainability. We give a platform for engaging and networking with CSR and Sustainability solution providers.
Speakers: Sustainability Dialogues – Washington D
- We discuss best case studies of multi-nationals based practicing the principals of circular economy and employee engagement. We emphasize the application across the management in the companies.
- SDG Framework and Rating validation.
- Presentations: CSR and Sustainability solution providers.
Time Topics of Discussions
3:00 pm to 3:55 pm We discuss 2 best case studies of multi-national in the circular economy and employee engagement
4:00 pm to 4:55 pm SDG Framework and Rating validation for propagating sustainable economy.
5:00 pm to 5:55 pm Presentations: CSR and Sustainability solution providers – NGOs, Social enterprises
Ambassador Pradeep Kapur, Former Ambassador of India to the USA and Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland Ambassador Pradeep Kumar Kapur is a transformational leader and practitioner of Developmental Diplomacy for enhancing the scope and content of business across continents. He is well-known for his deep interest in theory and practice of political, economic, and cross-cultural diplomacy. He has contributed to effect a paradigm shift in India’s bilateral and multilateral relations in his various assignments in Indian Missions, including in Chile, Cambodia, Nepal, France, Tanzania, and Spain. He did a lot of pioneering work in various assignments in the Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Commerce. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi from where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree, and Master’s in Management and Systems. Kapur is the author of many articles in various journals and books. Besides being fluent in English and Hindi, he is proficient in French and Spanish languages.
Sarah Mihalecz, Head of Sustainability, North America – Tata Sons
Sarah Mihalecz leads Sustainability for North American Tata group companies, 11 in total. She convenes the North America Sustainability Working Committee, promotes group initiatives such as Tata Engage and Tata Sustainability Month, and provides training and collaboration opportunities and direct support to company initiatives and represents the group in public events and speaking engagements. In addition, she leads the group’s Human Resources officers in collaboration efforts. Before joining Tata Sons, she was Senior Manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Sustainability for 5 years. At Deloitte and while at ICF Consulting and GHD Consulting, she worked with major retailers, consumer goods companies, federal, state, and local governments, and small start-ups to measure and manage environmental and sustainability issues and conduct carbon inventories, life cycle assessments, and develop public reports. Sarah was also the World Bank Sustainability Coordinator. Sarah has a Bachelor of Science from James Madison University in Integrated Science and Technology and a Master’s in Environmental Management from Yale University with a focus on Industrial Environmental Management. She has served on the alumni board of Yale University and the advisory board for non-profit, The Nature Generation.
Ingrid Embree, Managing Director – Global Giving
Ingrid oversees corporate partnerships for Global Giving, a US-based non-profit that identifies and supports development projects around the world. She has a history of helping organizations meet their operational objectives, develop fundraising capacity, and achieve legislative victories. As the child of refugee immigrants from Latvia, Ingrid brings an international perspective and special empathy for families seeking to build a better life in challenging circumstances.
Madelka Mc Calla, Global Stakeholder Relations – The AES Corporation
She is a foreign policy and Stakeholder Relations professional with the ability to manage a team, multi-task and deliver positive results in a fast-paced as well as a challenging environment. Madelka is an Alumni of the Global Competitive Leadership Program at Georgetown University (http://gcl.latinamericanboard.com/ – Washington, D.C. – 2010), the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance (https://www.bucerius-summer-school.de/ Hamburg 2017) as well as an Aspen Institute Fellow and Alumni of the Central American Leadership Initiative – CALI (Class 13) (http://www.centralamericaleadership.net/ 2017-2019).
Venkat Kodumudi, Director of Innovation – CGRI Federal Services
Seasoned IT executive and AWS accredited Business, Technical Professional excelled at aligning business priorities with cloud and technology strategy, driving end-to-end integrated business solutions: data analytics, enterprise strategy, solutions architecture, technology integration, and team leadership to harness IT strategy to the company’s mission on delivering superior
Sanjay Vatsa – Ideas to Result
Sanjay Vatsa is a senior C level executive and leader with extensive global and domestic experience in top tier banks, asset management & servicing service providers, software services as well as consulting firms. Sanjay is a thought leader who applies “out of the box” thinking; designs and innovates solutions to solve complex business issues. He has helped business evolve and thrive in an environment where “Disruption is the new norm”. He has applied an “incremental approach” principle in building sustainable models & capabilities that effectively leverages talent and technologies, resulting in enhanced client experience & optimized business models making them “Competitive, Better, Faster and Cheaper”. A strategic thinker who solves difficult problems, coverts big ideas into results by building consensus & aligning global teams to business objectives. In collaboration with world-renowned digital expert, he has developed a comprehensive nine dimension Digital Maturity Model that provides organizations strategic insights, relevancy, and implementation roadmap for “Being Digital”. Sanjay has been active for over 30 years in leading, supporting & participating in building various sustainable & social responsibility programs that have focused on education, skilling and women empowerment. He is currently building out a nine dimension “Sustainability and Social Responsibility” Maturity Model that will provide the same “rigor” as a commercial entity. It is a framework for givers & donators to quickly score to assess the effectiveness of their donations from sustainability and impact. This will ensure a “Portfolio” style investing to ensure maximum impact and social uplift. The model will also help programs and projects to assess their programs to attract giving and donations.
Iliriana Kacaniku, Impact and Design mentor
Intrapreneur with 15+ years track record of leading growth of philanthropic programs that developed the human potential for empowered performance in developing settings. Systems- a thinker who swiftly translates social impact visions into detailed project plans and leads teams in their implementation. An avid implementer of human-centered design methods. Seeking roles that combine innovation, technology, business strategy, corporate responsibility, and/or philanthropic investments to develop the human potential for improved performance and opportunities.
Harsha Rajasimha, Co-founder Organization for Rare Diseases – India (ORDI)
A social entrepreneur committed to applying my 15+ years of distinguished experience in healthcare and life sciences consulting, precision medicine, genomics of rare diseases and cancer to help accelerate drugs R&D and digital therapeutics. He is a Founder and CEO of Jeeva Informatics co-founded the non-profit Organization for Rare Diseases India and serve as a Board Member. In collaboration with the Rare Genomics Institute, he has received the Sanofi Genzyme’s Rare Diseases PAL Award in 2016. As a scientist, he has authored 15+ peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and participated in 30+ talks, events, and conferences as a keynote speaker, invited speaker, delegate, invited vendor, and/or host.
Satish Jha, Chairman XCube and Founder One Laptop per Child – India (OLPC)
Satish Jha is an early stage investor and entrepreneur who has seeded or mentored over 30 start-ups. He co-founded, along with Prabhash Joshi, a national Hindi daily newspaper in India, Janasatta, for the Indian Express Group and was the fourth Editor of the prestigious newsweekly Dinamaan of The Times of India Group. He also founded the first civil rights magazine in India, namely PUCL Bulletin along with Arun Jaitley, who later became the law minister and finance minister of India. In collaboration with Nicholas Negroponte, he
founded One Laptop per Child in India. He started Digital Partners in India that had seeded SKS Microfinance, once the most successful Microfinance organisation in India that had distributed over $3 Billion in microloans to the underprivileged villagers in southern India. Solvytech he mentored has gone through Round C of funding with a valuation exceeding $500
million and has a brand name Zopper.