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Building a Sustainable Tomorrow
Transforming Risks into Opportunities

Life on earth has crossed number of tipping points due to planetary emergencies.

Environmental risks are perceived to be critical long-term threats to the planet, with “climate action failure”, “extreme weather”, & “biodiversity loss” ranked as the three most severe risks as per the WEF Global Risk Report 2022. Without major interventions, these risks will soon reach a critical stage.

Since there is no Planet B, it is high time to act. Addressing the global challenges involves a critical step of achieving sustainability in an integrated an coordinated manner at the global, national, regional, & local levels.

The solutions for these risks need to be adapted to the local context and priorities, thereby bridging the gap between local actions and global impacts.

The 17th Sustainability Summit will bring to fore global ideas and thought leadership that will inspire action at the local level to drive sustainability transition. The Summit will build discussions on innovative approaches for businesses, governments, and institutions to address risks and opportunities in an integrated way that will build the foundation for a sustainable tomorrow.

The theme design of 17th Sustainability Summit depicts the interconnectivity of global challenges and how they need to be addressed- transforming risks into opportunities, on a local/regional level, creating a global impact. The brown triangles at the bottom of the globe progressively turn into yellow, light green, teal and blue showing the transformation at various levels

Tracks & Sub Themes

Climate Change

Financing Climate Action

Scaling up Renewable Energy

Strengthening Just Transition in Decarbonizing Strategies

Reversing Nature Loss

Fuels for Future

Sustainable Cities

Urban Mobility

Clean Air

Save Water. Save Life

Trailblazers in Sustainability

Women Champions

Startup Champions

Corporate Champions

Value Chain

Integrating Sustainability in Value Chains

Global Risks & Interconnections

Human Rights


Future of Corporate Disclosures

ESG Ratings

Investors' Perspective


Circular Economy


Technology & Innovation

Enabling Technology Towards Building a Sustainable Tomorrow

Sustainability Brochure 2022


Sustainability Summit Agenda

Day 121 September

Day 222 September

Timeline Event Type
0900-1000 hrs 0900-1000 hrs
Inaugural Session

1000-1100 hrs Value Chain 1000-1100 hrs
  • Value Chain
Global Risks & Interconnections

There is an intrinsic link between the issues associated with climate, ecosystems, and
society. Changes in one may lead to severe consequences in another. The impacts of
climate catastrophes reverberate around the globe through natural and socio-economic
systems. Loss of biodiversity, growing pollution, and the pandemic are intertwined with
rising inequality affecting the most vulnerable. As the systems are connected, the potential
for crises to spread grows ever greater.
Unprecedented global risks have given rise to a constantly changing world. There is more
evidence than ever that unplanned and uncontrolled development has risked the Earth
systems with irreversible consequences. In order to convert these risks into opportunities,
it is important to understand the interconnections with natural, socio-economic, and human
systems. Local and regional involvement is equally significant to stimulate effective
bottoms-up transformation. Global and local stakeholders representing government and
businesses should recognize the interdependent nature of global challenges.
The session will address global sustainability risks, the interconnections and how to
convert them into opportunities. It will highlight how integrated local and regional actions
can propel change for a better tomorrow.

Dr. Ashok Khosla

Chairman and Founder

Development Alternatives*

Ms Anita Chester

Head- Materials

Laudes Foundation*

Prof Purnamita Dasgupta

Chair, Environmental Economics and Head, Environmental and Resource Economics Unit

Institute of Economic Growth*

Value Chain
1100-1200 hrs Technology & Innovation 1100-1200 hrs
  • Technology & Innovation
Enabling Technology Towards Sustainable Tomorrow

Technology & Innovation

Partnership Matrix

17th Sustainability Summit Opportunities and Benefits

Benefits 10 lacs 8 Lacs 6 Lacs 3 Lacs
Co-create a session
Avail speaker slot
Space in virtual exhibition
Complimentary passes to the Summit
Networking Opportunity
Access to library of the virtual platform
Access to the Outcome Report and recordings after the Summit
Benefits 10 lacs 8 Lacs 6 Lacs 3 Lacs
Co-create a session
Avail speaker slot
Space in virtual exhibition
Complimentary passes to the Summit
Networking Opportunity
Access to library of the virtual platform
Access to the Outcome Report and recordings after the Summit


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Why Attend?

Get insights on the latest in the field of sustainability

Exchange ideas and learn from the best practices

Connect with the best industry leaders and build network

Find solutions-based deliberations

Meet our internal trainers and experts

Who can attend?

Central/state governments
Consulting firms
Bi-lateral and multilateral agencies

Registration fees for virtual summit

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Bi-lateral & Multi-lateral organisations


One Day Charge (Applicable to all categories)


Participants of CESD’s Traionings in 2021


Fee Amount for foreign delegates (in USD)


*Applicable taxes extra


  • 30% Early bird discount (valid on all categories till Jul 2022)
  • 25% Group (group of 3 and above) discount on select categories (not valid on early-bird discount and one day charges)

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Speaker Quotes

Contribution of agriculture to Indian economy is important. The present agricultural policies are striving to increase farmer incomes & reduce the impact of climate change

Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India

“The one-of-its-kind Green Strategic Partnership b/w India & Denmark will bring green growth and ensure job creation. Denmark is committed to work with India to make future green and resilient”

Ms. Lea Wermelin

Minister of Environment, Government of Denmark

“Building Resilience through Technology is important, but each technology should pass at least one ethical collective test, that addresses environmental and sustainability issues”

Shri Suresh Prabhu

Six Times Member of Parliament

As we reset the economy to bring back jobs and growth post Covid, we need to put the economy on a sustainable & circular growth path

H.E. Mr Ugo Astuto

Ambassador, European Union to India

Collaborative efforts by both public and private sectors are required for achieving ambitious NDCs by nations. 4000 businesses have already committed to race to zero, making up for about 70% of the world

Mr. Nigel Topping

High Level Champion for Climate Action, COP26

Plastics problem is a global one & we have to deal with it together. Through joint efforts by CII, WWF India, the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), UK Research and Innovation, and members of the India Plastics Pact, this first of its kind initiative in Asia will complement India’s other bold initiatives in the renewables sector and efforts to limit single-use plastics

H.E. Mr. Alexander Ellis

High Commissioner to India, British High Commission

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