April 01 2023, India – The Environment Social Governance (ESG) Summit, hosted by Prakruti Environment Research & Protection Centre, which took place on 28th March 2023, at Dr Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi, brought together more than 700 delegates comprising of experts, thought leaders, and enthusiasts, to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and collaborate on various aspects of environmental conservation and sustainability.
The summit was inaugurated by Chief Guest Shri Parshottam Rupala ji, Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India and the Guest of Honour in the summit were Mrs Locket Chatterjee, Member of Parliament, Hooghly, Bengal, Shri Dipsinh Rathod, Member of Parliament, Sabarkantha, Gujarat, Shri Krishna Vidhyarthi Sahu Maharaj, Mahant, Shri Valmiki Ashram, Delhi, Padma Shri Dr Anuradha Paudwal and Mrs Srimathi Shivashankar, Corporate Vice President, HCL Technologies.
The summit promoted and generated awareness about ‘एकपेड़ देशके नाम’ – One Tree for Nation, the nationwide campaign by Paryawaran Savrakshan Gatividhi, the summit was attended by Shri Gopal Arya ji, National Convenor, Paryawaran Savrakshan Gatividhi.
The summit highlighted the global initiatives encouraged and accelerated in order to combat climate change and Lifestyle for the Environment (LiFE), an international mass movement towards “mindful and deliberate utilisation instead of mindless and destructive consumption” to protect and preserve the environment, under the leadership of Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
The Key Note Speakers featured a diverse group of experts, policymakers, entrepreneurs and stakeholders who offered their insights and solutions to these critical environmental issues. The topics discussed were on Climate Change, Sustainable Living, Biodiversity Conversation, Renewable Energy and Environmental Policies. Keynote speakers shared their insights on best practices, trends, and innovations in ESG, and discussed ways to overcome the challenges associated with implementing ESG strategies.
The summit marked the launch of “Khadisutra” authored by Mr Nachiiket Joshi, an informative book on Khadi, highlighting importance of sustainable fashion and inspired by honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji.
“It was inspiring to see so many leaders come together to discuss the importance of ESG and share their experiences and knowledge about initiatives in India under the leadership of our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji”, said Mr. Nachiket Joshi, Founder & Chairman of Khaddargram International Pvt. Ltd.
The conference also provided an opportunity for networking and collaboration among attendees. Participants were able to connect with like-minded professionals, which can help to advance ESG initiatives.
“We believe that the success of the summit has highlighted the growing importance of ESG in India today,” said Mr. Praveen Maru, Chairman, Prakruti Environment Research & Protection Centre. “We are committed to continuing our efforts to promote sustainability and ESG best practices in India.” JD Institute of Fashion Technology, India’s fastest-growing learning school, appeared as the Event Partner for the annual flagship forum ESG India Summit 2023.
Talking about the event, Mrs Rupal Dalal Managing Director of JD Institute of Fashion Technology said, “Over the last 35 years, JD Institute of Fashion Technology has been dedicated to cultivating new talents, and our students are educated in the significance of sustainable fashion, art, and design while also being encouraged to be innovative and daring in their creativity. Moreover, our founding members have consistently prioritized contributing to society and creating a better and more sustainable future. Therefore, our values align perfectly with the key agenda of the ESG India Summit, and are proud to be associated with the forum as its Event Partner”
She further adds, “We are glad to meet the outstanding panel of thought leaders, sharing their perspective on ESG policy evolution, challenges, business models, and opportunities. We were also excited to see the students and audiences’ active participation in this event which proved to be an enriching and informative experience.”