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Director's Dialogue Series 2022 (5th Edition)

    Date & Time

    (Wednesday) Feb 23, 2022
    1030 - 1830 Hrs (IST)



    New Delhi - Virtual



    ESG Strategy for the Board: Turning Rhetoric into Reality in a VUCA world


  • Amitabh Kant

    Amitabh Kant, IAS

    Chief Executive Officer
    NITI Aayog, Govt. of India

  • H.E. Alex Ellis

    H.E. Alex Ellis

    British High Commissioner to the Republic of India

  • Arvind Singh IAS

    Arvind Singh IAS

    Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India

  • Dr. Rajesh Kumar, IAS

    Dr. Rajesh Kumar, IAS

    Chief Secretary
    Govt. of Manipur State, India

  • Lord Karan Bilimoria, CBE, DL

    Lord Karan Bilimoria, CBE, DL

    Confederation of British Industry (CBI) & founder of Cobra Beer Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Ltd.

  • Sanjay Jaju, IAS

    Sanjay Jaju, IAS

    Additional Secretary
    Dept. of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence

  • Ashok Lavasa, IAS

    Ashok Lavasa, IAS

    (Pvt. Sector Operations & Public-Private Partnerships), Asian Development Bank Manila, Philippines

  • Praveen Kumar

    Praveen Kumar

    DG & CEO
    Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India.

  • Helen Brand OBE

    Helen Brand OBE

    Chief Executive
    ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK

  • Atanu Chakraborty

    Atanu Chakraborty

    HDFC Bank & former Finance Secretary, Govt. of India

  • Puneet Chhatwal

    Puneet Chhatwal

    Managing Director & CEO
    The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)

  • Banmali Agrawala

    Banmali Agrawala

    President - Infrastructure
    , Defence & Aerospace,
    Tata Sons Pvt. Ltd.

  • Ravi Nirgudkar

    Ravi Nirgudkar

    Managing Director
    India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, BAE Systems India (Services) Pvt. Ltd.

  • Dinesh Waghmare, IAS

    Dinesh Waghmare, IAS

    Principal Secretary
    Energy & CMD, Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd.

  • Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, IAS

    Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, IAS

    Vice Chairman & MD
    The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO)

  • Ravi Kant, IOFS

    Ravi Kant, IOFS

    Chairman & MD
    Munitions India Limited

  • Rajesh Choudhary

    Rajesh Choudhary

    IOFS Chairman cum MD
    Advance Weapons and Equipment India Ltd

  • Addepalli Krishna Sai Kumar

    Addepalli Krishna Sai Kumar

    Whole-Time Director (Operations)
    Apollo Microsystems Ltd., India

  • Rajinder Singh Bhatia

    Rajinder Singh Bhatia

    President & CEO
    Defence amp; Aerospace Kalyani Group

  • William L. Blair

    William L. Blair

    Chief Executive
    Lockheed Martin India Private Limited

  • Dr. P. K. Jha, IAS

    Dr. P. K. Jha, IAS

    Secretary (Tourism)
    Government of Manipur

  • Carrie Sabin

    Carrie Sabin

    Vice President
    Corporate Sustainability, Stantec Inc., Canada

  • Helle Bank Jorgensen

    Helle Bank Jorgensen

    Founder & Chief Executive
    Competent Boards, Canada

  • Rajiv Anand

    Rajiv Anand

    Deputy MD & Board Member
    Axis Bank Ltd.

  • Rear Adm. R.K. Shrawat, AVSM (Retd.)

    Rear Adm. R.K. Shrawat, AVSM (Retd.)

    Naval Group India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Colonel Ashvini Pundir

    Colonel Ashvini Pundir

    Additional CEO
    Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board

  • Prof. Colin Coulson Thomas

    Prof. Colin Coulson Thomas

    Director-General-UK and Europe Operations, Institute of Directors, India, President, Institute of Management Services, UK

  • Nambam Deben

    Nambam Deben

    Director IT cum
    Member Secretary MSITS, Department of IT, Government of Manipur

  • Kamran Khan

    Kamran Khan

    Managing Director
    Head of ESG-Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank

About the Conclave

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues are of importance for businesses globally as the legal and regulatory landscape changes and ESG expectations of investors, customers, employees and other stakeholders grow. Now more than ever, investors are incorporating ESG criteria into their investment assessments and valuation decisions, and perceive companies with strong sustainability programs one of the indicators of sound and reliable performance going forward.

ESG and its reporting has come into its own as a discipline, with top companies now issuing BRSR reports. What’s the role of the board’s and executive team’s in ensuring that these activities are responsive to investor needs?

Many boards of directors are considering their approaches to environmental, societal and governance (ESG) topics and, more particularly, how ESG can contribute to the long-term success of their businesses. Such introspection is partly in reaction to demands from shareholders and other stakeholders.

Boards should consider taking responsibility for ESG, set up and follow an oversight protocol, influence behaviours through compensation, and report with caution.

To discuss about the current scenario in ESG, Institute Of Directors, India will be holding a special 'Global Webinar' on Wednesday, 23rd February 2022 through the digital mode. The theme for the webinar will be ‘ESG Strategy for the Board: Turning Rhetoric into Reality in a VUCA World".

Principal Strategic Partner


Principal State Partner

government of manipur

Principal Partners

ihcl Bharat Forge

Platinum Partners

Apollo Micro Systems

GOLD Partners

Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission

SILVER Partners

India Optel Limited


Rajasthan Incredible State of India

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