SN-IIMB Conclave Event

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Crafting India’s Sustainable Growth Model

How Not To Copy China or the West

11 June – Saturday – Bangalore 09.30 AM – 2 PM Venue – Management Development Centre IIM Bangalore – Free Entry

Why The Conclave

India urgently needs an indigenous sustainability model which can be in harmony with its economy, society and culture. Such an all-round or holistic growth model could help India evolve as a vibrant nation, if not a super power.

There’s broad consensus that India CANNOT afford to follow the Western model of inequitable growth or the Chinese ‘grow now, pay later’ model. But there’s not enough dialogue, debate or conversation about what India should do instead.

No one has a problem with rapid growth with equity. Do we know how to achieve this balance? Do we have an idea what will happen to India’s eco-system if we if we grow between 8 and 10% and abolish poverty by 2030?

The governments – central and states – seem eager and serious about supporting clean energy and clean India. India’s commitment at the recent Paris Summit is laudable. How can we build on this momentum?

The effort should start NOW. Procrastination could result in India adopting a nasty cocktail of Chinese and the Western ways by default. The price India could pay could be very heavy.

Throughout our history, we have learnt from others while preserving our roots to forge forward. Can we do this again now?

The conclave will address the following questions:

  • What are the models of all-round growth that India could pursue?
  • How could India test and validate a few of these models by 2025?
  • What are the key barriers to overcome in enabling a shared vision or focus?
  • How can India’s culture and heritage be leveraged through such models?

Speakers & Program Schedule

9.30 to 10.00Registration & Networking Tea
10.00 to 10.10 Inaugural/Welcome
Manoj Chakravarti (COO-IIMB-CCGC) &
Benedict Parmanand
(Editor and Publisher – SustainabilityNext)
10.10 to 10.30 How Ancient Indian Wisdom Applied to Modern Business can Shape India’s Sustainable Future
Prof. Ram Nidumolu,Sustainability Expert & CEO
10.30 to 11.00Lessons Learnt From Akshaya Patra – How NGOs Can Contribute to India’s Sustainability Model
Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman, Akshaya Patra
11.00 to 11.45 The Three Waves of Indian Environmentalism
Dr. Ramachandra Guha, Eminent Environmental Historian
11.45 to 12.00 Tea Break
12.00 to 1.30 Panel Discussion & Open House
Prof. P D Jose
Associate Professor of Corporate Strategy & Policy, IIM Bangalore
Panel Host
Nagaraja Prakasam
Impact/Angel Investor
Impact Capital and Sustainable Model
Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan
Organizational Behaviour and HRM, IIM Bangalore
Enabling People/Talent to Support the Model
Patrik Antoni
Country Head, Sustainability, IKEA
IKEA’s View of India Model
Santosh Jayaraman
Partner, Sustainability, KPMG
India model from a consultant’s lens
Madanmohan Rao
Research Director,
Role of Knowledge Management/Technology
1.30 to 1.45 So, What’s the Model – Participative Model Building
Host Prof. Ram Nidumolu

Who should attend

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, executives and students interested in understanding the future dynamics and challenges that India is going to face and how they can contribute to it.

All sustainability, CSR professionals and those working in the space of ecology to learn about how they can enhance their impact.

Faculty of business schools and engineering colleges – enhance their appreciation of the complexities of India’s future so that they can groom their students accordingly


Academic Partner IIM Bangalore
Presented By SustainabilityNext
Webcast The conclave will be webcast live on YouTube at
Media Partner       yourstory
Beverage Partner   typhoo3
Hospitality Partner hebron_logo

Post Conclave Outreach

The models discussed at the conclave will be turned into a working paper and shared with Niti Aayog, relevant ministries, think tanks, universities, etc., after the conclave.

Highlights and keynote summaries will be published in SustainabilityNext and other media partner newsletters


Benedict Paramanand – Editor SustainabilityNext
Manoj Chakravarti – COO, Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship, IIMB
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Dr. Ramachandra Guha

ramachandra guha
Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa

Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa

Nagaraja Prakasam

Nagaraja Prakasam

Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan

Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan

Prof. PD Jose

P D Jose

Patrik Antoni

Patrik Antoni

Prof. Ram Nidumolu


Santhosh Jayaram

Santhosh Jayaram

Dr. Madanmohan Rao

Dr. Madanmohan Rao

Conclave Hosts

Manoj K Chakravarti

Manoj K Chakravarti
Benedict Paramanand