Over time and especially in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, sustainability has become a cornerstone for where enterprises want to go. Through sustainability, there can be long-term value with how companies operate in a social, environmental and ecological manner that would foster the longevity of the organization. And so, with a more pronounced spotlight on transparency and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), organizations have realized sustainability is no longer just rhetoric, it's a reality they need to be a part of. In fact, it can be a key to success in today's climate with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) metrics to analyze the sustainable practices and ethical impact of an enterprise, including boardroom diversity, carbon footprint, sustainable sourcing and community development.

When objectives form a purpose, it leads to a powerful story that drives a mission and renders an actionable plan. The road to complete sustainability is long, but the long-term impact is definite. India is on a path to becoming a $5 trillion powerhouse and we've already been witness to unprecedented growth in its economic activity. That being said, the trade-off must not be made at the cost of inclusion and sustainability.

Against this context, Mint, India’s most revered business publication and portal, in association with SAP, brings to you Mint Sustainability Action Summit – Feb 2022. Whether you are a business leader or a chief sustainability officer or Head of Technology, Operations or Finance, this is your opportunity to get inspired from the industry leaders and start your journey for a sustainable future towards the inspiring vision of a Circular Economy.



Welcome Note- Kulmeet Bawa President & Managing Director - SAP Indian Subcontinent

The need to move from vision to action

Future of Sustainability- Noshir Kaka, Senior Partner- Mckinsey & Company
2:35-2:55 (20 mins)

A talk about how markets are changing. Customers and investors are looking for sustainable brands. What does the future look like with this trend continuing? Will customers look at each SKU for where it came from and how? How are investors evaluating risks today and what does it look like in the future as a trend?

Panel Discussion: Paving the way to carbon neutrality: India's energy transition
2:55-3:40 (45 mins)

India's coal-based thermal power contributes to 33% of India's GHG emissions. This discussion gives an insight to (1) How new-age green power companies are redefining the landscape (2) How are legacy Indian power and fuel companies transitioning to become clean energy companies (3) What are the challenges in this journey (4) How can these challenges be addressed

Speaker Session: How is Technology Accelerating Sustainability Today
3:40-4:00 (20 mins)

A talk that focuses on how SAP is supporting industries in accelerating their journey of sustainability.

Discussion: Paving the way to carbon neutrality: India's EV transition
4:00-4:45 (45 mins)

The Indian transport sector is responsible for 13.5 percent of India's energy-related CO2 emissions, with road transport accounting for 90 percent of the sector's total final energy consumption. Do commercial EV's have the potential to bring this down substantially? Is battery manufacturing going to nullify the impact? Do we have the necessary infrastructure to support EV vehicles? Do we need a battery disposal policy even as we start? This discussion focuses on the merits and demerits of commercial EV vehicles

4:45-5:00 (15 mins)
Panel Discussion: Portfolio of Sustainability-How Investors of Tomorrow Think
5:00-5:40 (40 mins)

It seems like responsible investment has reached a tipping point with institutional investors worried about sustainability challenges. How are they finding reassurances from enterprises that their non-financial performances and robust business strategies are parallelly successful? How are these investors of tomorrow thinking?

Discussion: Leading the way to a net-zero future
5:40-6:20 (40 mins)

1. Energy consumption in most of the integrated steel plants in India is generally high at 6-6.5 Giga calories per tonne of crude steel as compared to 4.5-5.0 in steel plants abroad.

2. The utilization of SMS (particularly LD) slag is limited due to its (A) Phosphorus content (B) High Free lime content and (C) Higher specific weight. The steel industry is finding ways and means to utilize the steel slag in other applications like construction & road making, soil conditioning, rail ballast.

3. As per the NDCs of the steel sector submitted to MoEF&CC, the average CO2 emission intensity of the Indian steel industry was projected to reduce from 3.1 T/tcs in 2005 to 2.64 T/tcs by 2020 and 2.4 T/tcs by 2030 (i.e. approx. 1% per year).

Rapid Talk: Transforming Sustainability with Innovation
6:20-6:40 (20 mins)

A showcase of new-age innovative startups that are transforming the sustainability landscape with their services/solutions confirmed

Panel Discussion: Starting the Cycle of Circular Economy
6:40-7:20 (40 mins)

From refrigerators to fashion, from cars to clothes, industries have a huge opportunity to contribute to the environment by practicing a circular economy. This discussion brings together leaders from these industries to share insights on what initiatives are taken to adopt circular economy in their business practice

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