Press Release (ePRNews.com) - NEW DELHI, India - Nov 30, 2016 - The Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards were announced in New Delhi recognizing large corporates, emerging innovators and individuals leading the charge in the sustainability space.
Mahindra Group was recognized with the coveted Leadership in Sustainability Strategy awards for integrating sustainability into their DNA and setting the bar on alignment of sustainability policies with corporate strategy, organizational design and goals.
Several innovative solutions spanning across smart resource efficiency, sustainable consumer engagement and alternate materials were recognized at the awards this time.
The awards also sought to highlight the evolving sustainability function in Indian Corporates by recognizing the distinguished Chief Sustainability Officers from Indian corporates. The awardees included stalwarts of the sustainability space such as Tony Henshaw, Chief Sustainability Officer – Aditya Birla Group; Anirban Ghosh, Vice President, Group Sustainability – Mahindra & Mahindra; and Ramdas Kamath, Executive Vice President – Infosys among others.
The Grand Jury Panel included Matthew Nimetz, Founding Chair, World Resources Institute and Advisory Director, General Atlantic; Meher Pudumjee, Chairperson, Thermax; Gauri Singh, Principal Secretary, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh; Ranganath N Krishna, MD and CEO, Grundfos India and Jyoti Parikh, Executive Director, IRADe.
“The Awards have continued to grow. This year the initial outreach of the award was to 10,000 professionals, corporates and innovators and the first cut engagement was with 140+ corporates and 40+ Chief Sustainability Officers,” shared Pawan Mehra, Managing Director of cKinetics and Chairperson of the Organizing Committee.
The Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards evening was hosted alongside the 6th Annual Summit of Sustainable Business Leadership Forum in New Delhi – the summit featured deep-dive tracks on sustainability strategy, water, renewables, green financing and energy efficiency and was attended by over 300 sustainability leaders and several global institutions from industrial and policy landscape.
Addressing the challenge of mainstreaming sustainability in Indian Industry, Jury Member Gauri Singh added, “The sustainability space is growing rapidly in India and it needs to be encouraged. It needs the commitment of the board. It needs the commitment of the people working in the companies and the entire philosophy of sustainability needs to be embedded in the DNA of the company.”
Reflecting on the awards, Jury Member Meher Pudumjee said, “As Indians sustainability is already ingrained in our DNA. We don’t like throwing away anything. We use it again and again. We recycle it, we reuse it. So the whole idea is already ingrained. I think sustainability has a great future in India going forward.”
Speaking at the Awards ceremony, KC Mehra, Chairperson of the Forum and former jury member of the Awards, said, “Parivartan Awards continues to shape Sustainability in India and encourage innovators and innovations. We hope to expand the reach and impact in the coming years. After all, knowledge only grows by sharing.”
To learn more about the Awards, visit www.ParivartanAwards.in.
Winners of the 2016 Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards
1. Leadership in Sustainability Strategy: Mahindra Group
2. Alternate Materials: ReMaterials
3. Promoting Circular Economy Systems: The Foundation for MSME Clusters
4. Sustainable Consumer Engagement: Orange City Water
5. Leadership for Resource Efficiency in Operations: Schneider Electric India
6. Smart Resource Efficiency in Operations: Flutura
7. Distinguished Chief Sustainability Officers
Tony Henshaw, Aditya Birla Group
Anirban Ghosh, Mahindra& Mahindra
Ramdas Kamath, Infosys
Aniruddha Agnihotri, TCS
Kapilavai Narayan Rao, ACC
Swapan Kumar, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
Aloka Majumdar, HSBC
Namita Vikas, YES Bank
About Parivartan Awards Now in its 6th year, the Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards has become India’s large sustainability and innovation search platform. It is a discovery, showcase and engagement platform and is a flagship initiative of Sustainability Outlook. More on www.parivartanawards.in.
About the Organizer: Sustainability Outlook An initiative incubated by cKinetics, Sustainability Outlook (www.sustainabilityoutlook.in) is a leading market access, insight and collaboration platform tracking actions related towards sustainability. Source :