Conclaves

As a Group, we are committed to creating an inclusive and greener India. In 2013, we introduced a series of annual conclaves designed to initiate conversations with relevant stakeholders to educate, share and learn about things that make a difference to our planet and us. Each conclave focuses on an issue around one of our Godrej Good & Green goals.

They bring together speakers and audiences from across industry, academia, advocacy, policy and the non-profit world.

The Good Conclave, 2017

On February 1, 2017, we hosted the second Good Conclave to present an overview of the entire skilling value chain and address the complexities of the marginalised communities we operate in.

The conclave represented diverse views from corporate, government, non-profits, academia and social enterprises. The panelist discussed the skill training approaches, policies, gaps and opportunities. Over 130 people participated in the conclave and interacted with industry experts. The conclave saw the release of a CSR in the skills sector report that provides data-based evidence of trends in skill training and the evident gaps.The Buddhan Theatre performed at the Conclave. The theatre uses the talents of the marginalised Chhara community as natural performers to conduct expressionist theatre that employs the people from the community and aims to bring social change.

Meet our speakers

A.F. Mathew,

IIM - Kozhikode

Afroz Baig,

Samerth

Ajit Chaudhuri,

Tata Sustainability Group

Arpita Vyas,

Wings to Fly - The Foundation

B. Ganesh,

SkillTrain

Clement Chauvet,

UNDP

Lezo Putsure,

YouthNet

Pearl Tiwari,

Ambuja Cements Limited

Prabir Bose,

Vikalp Kriya

Priya Naik,

Samhita Social Ventures

Satya,

Aarusha Homes

Shri Deepak Kapoor,

IAS, Principal Secretary

Waste Management Conclave, 2016

On May 9, 2016, we hosted the third annual Good & Green conclave on Waste Management to address the changing need of managing waste. The conclave highlighted policies for waste management, role of the government, industry and people, and the need for creative solutions.

The conclave included panel discussions and presentations around the status of the 63 million tonnes of waste produced per annum in India and the diverse models to tackle it. Several speakers emphasised the need for segregation of waste and decentralising the treatment process to achieve efficiency. The conclave featured technology innovations such as, Plasma Gasification, Biphasic Biomethanation and Bio-stabilisation that are used by government, industries and non-profits. The conclave brought together nearly two dozen our-companies, non-profits and educational institutions. Over 200 people participated in the conclave and interacted with experts.

Meet our speakers

Deeksha Vats,

Aditya Birla

Jyoti Mhapsekar,

Stree Mukti Sanghatana

Bharati Chaturvedi,

Chintan

Anirban Ghosh,

Mahindra & Mahindra

Dr. Anurag Garg,

IIT Mumbai

Dr. S.R. Maley,

Scientist

Sriram Narayanan,

Indian Green Service

Ulhas Parlikar,

Geocycle ACC

Harsha Jayaram,

Carbon Clean Solutions

Alka Upadhyay,

Tata Sustainability Group

Chetan Zaveri,

IL & FS

Dr. S.B. Ghosh,

BARC

Dr. Shyam Asolekar,

IIT Mumbai

V.Suresh,

Hiranandani

KS Venkatgiri,

CII

Dr Vivek Agrawal,

ICWM

The Good Conclave, 2016

In line with our goal of creating a more employable workforce, we hosted the first Good Conclave on Skill Development on January 29, 2016.

A platform to discuss key challenges in skill development, the conclave had over 80 representatives from corporates, non-profits and social enterprises. The panelists highlighted the need to factor larger social issues while designing employability programmes. They also debated the challenges of sustainable development and the ways to tackle them. The conclave emphasised the importance of technology and collaboration to drive scale and achieve global standards in skill development.

Meet our speakers

Bavidra Mohan,

Acumen

Aloka Majumdar,

HSBC India

Aakash Sethi,

Quality Edu. & Skills Training (QUEST) Alliance

Ameya Vanjari,

TATA Strive

Anshu Sharma,

SEEDS India

Apoorva Oza,

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India)

Gayathri Vasudevan,

LabourNet

Girish Singhania,

EduBridge

Kalyan Chakravarthy,

PanIIT Alumni Reach For India Foundation

Meenu Venkateswaram,

Pravah

Peter ter Weeme,

Ethica Strategy

Pooja Warier,

UnLtd India

Priya Naik,

Samhita Social Ventures Private Limited

Rikin Gandhi,

Digital Green

Shital Shah,

Awaaz.De

Deepak Arora,

Essar Foundation

Bavidra Mohan,

Acumen

Aloka Majumdar,

HSBC India

Green Energy Conclave, 2014

In line with our goal of creating a more employable workforce, we hosted the first Good Conclave on Skill Development on January 29, 2016.

A platform to discuss key challenges in skill development, the conclave had over 80 representatives from corporates, non-profits and social enterprises. The panelists highlighted the need to factor larger social issues while designing employability programmes. They also debated the challenges of sustainable development and the ways to tackle them. The conclave emphasised the importance of technology and collaboration to drive scale and achieve global standards in skill development.

Meet our speakers

Abhay Garg,

Acumen

Tara Parthasarathy,

World Resources Institute India (WRI)

Pradeep Bhargava,

Quality Edu. & Skills Training (QUEST) Alliance

Dr.Arunabha Ghosh

Council on Energy,Environment and Water

Ramesh Kymal,

Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd.

G. M. Pillai,

World Institute of Sustainable Energy

Dr. Suresh Prabhu,

Former Cabinet Minister and MP

Dr. Harish Hande,

SELCO Solar Light Pvt. Ltd.

Bunker Roy,

Barefoot College

Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala,,

Indian Institute of Technology - Chennai

Dr. Nitin Pandit,

World Resources Institute India (WRI)

Sydney Lobo,

Tata Power

Ardeshir Contractor,

Kiran Energy

Nadir Godrej,

Godrej Industries

Krishan Dhawan,

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Avijit Bhattacharya,

Tata Cleantech Capital (TCCL)

Water Conclave, 2013

We hosted the first in a series of annual conclaves, the Good & Green Conclave on Water on March 9, 2013 at the Godrej & Boyce Auditorium in Vikhroli, Mumbai. The conclave focused on addressing India's water challenges and possible solutions to overcome this issue. The speakers at the conclave shared insights on effective water management at individual, community, corporate, national and global levels.

The broad themes included the role of individuals in creating new solutions and re-creating old ones, building sustainable businesses around various uses of water, the policy and advocacy issues around water and defining an effective role for governments and foundations. Over 280 people participated in this conclave.

Meet our speakers

Popat Rao Pawar,

Sarpanch, Hiware Bazar

Santha Sheela Nair,

Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission

S. Vishwanath,

Rain Water Club

Anuj Sharma,

Piramal Water Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Dilip Kulkarni,

Agri-Foods Division of Jain Irrigation Systems

Rajeev Kher,

Saraplast (Shramik)

Dr. Arunabha Ghosh,,

Council on Energy, Environment and Water

Jayamala Subramaniam,

Arghyam

Suresh Babu,

WWF India

Tien Shiao,

World Resources Institute, Washington DC

Charles Iceland,

World Resources Institute, Washington DC