sustainability summit & Awards


Celebrating Public Sector Champions

When: 27th May, 2024

Where: Taj Exotica, Goa


The Outlook Planet -Sustainability Summit & Awards 2024 is not just another event, it represents the pinnacle of thought leadership and action in the sustainability area. With over 29 years of experience in delivering incisive and unbiased content, Outlook has established itself as a trusted platform for critical thinkers. This summit is a testament of our commitment towards driving innovation, collaboration, and global leadership in sustainability.

The one-day event, scheduled for May 27th 2024 at Taj Exotica in Goa, will feature dynamic discussions on crucial topics such as decarbonising businesses, supply chain circularity, financing net zero initiatives, technology integration for sustainability, and the energy transition. Additionally, the Outlook Sustainability Awards will recognise and honor trailblazers in various categories such as Carbon Footprint Crusader, Circular Economy Luminary, Sustainable Workplace Maestro, Corporate Responsibility Champion, and Tech and Innovation Pioneer.

Celebrating Leaders And Innovations In Decarbonizing, Circularity, Path to Net Zero and Tech Integration


key note

Shri V Srinivas

Secretary, DARPG, Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions, Govt of India

Special address

Shri. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya

Chairman, India Oil Corporation Ltd. New Delhi

Special address

Dr. V. Candavelou

Principal Secretary, Finance, Government of Goa

Special address

Prof. Dhirendra S. Katti

Director, IIT Goa

panel discussion

TOPIC- Mission LiFE and management of Scope 3 Emissions


TOPIC- India's Net Zero Journey: Lessons from CPSEs and Govt promoted organisations



17:00 - 18:00

Registration and High Tea

18:00 - 18:05

Opening note

Smt. Meenakshie Mehta

Publisher, Outlook Group

18:05 - 18:10

Welcome Note

Shri Indranil Roy

CEO, Outlook Group

18:10 - 18:15

Special Address: IIT Goa and Mission LiFE 

Prof. Dhirendra S. Katti

Director, IIT Goa

18:15 - 18:45

Panel Discussion: Mission LiFE and management of Scope 3 emissions

  • Mission LiFE, or Lifestyle for Environment is essentially a P3 model, i.e. Pro Planet People based on the basic principles of ‘Lifestyle of the planet, for the planet and by the planet’. 
  • Scope 3 emissions are a consequence of the activities of the company but occur from sources not owned or controlled by the company. Some examples of Scope 3 activities are extraction and production of purchased materials; transportation of purchased fuels; and use of products and services. 
  • Examples of intersectionality between the two:
  • Business travel
  • Employee commuting

Talking points:

  • How to nudge individuals to practice simple and effective environment-friendly actions in their daily lives?
  • How to add-up individual efforts into a people's collective so that the mass sentiment for sustainable products is visible?
  • How to use the sustainable demand scenario to influence government and industrial policy to support both sustainable production?
  • How to promote circular economy models?
  • How do we measure impact? 

panel chair

Shri Sundeep Nayak

Former DG, NPC

Prof. B.K. Mishra

Former Director, IIT Goa

Col. Vinit Narayan

Regional Director, NCDC, Maharashtra, Goa and Dadra & nagar Haveli, GoI

Shri Puneet Anand

AVP & Vertical Head- Corporate Affairs, Hyundai Motor India Ltd.

Shri Dipankar Ghosh

Partner & Leader,Sustainability & ESG, Business Advisory Services, BDO India

18:45 - 19:15

Symposium: India's Net Zero Journey: Lessons from CPSEs and Government promoted organisations 

At COP26, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi made announcement that India would strive to achieve net zero emissions by 2070; increase non-fossil fuel capacity by 500GW by 2030; 50% of India’s energy requirements would come from renewable energy by 2030; reduction of total projected carbon emissions by one billion tonnes from now to 2030; and reduction of the carbon intensity of the economy by 45 per cent by 2030, over 2005 levels.

  • Talking Points: How are CPSUs offsetting impact on their conventional businesses with opportunities in transitioning to low-carbon energy sector?
  • How are CPSUs aligning their plans with the global investors divesting from fossil fuel assets to renewable?
  • CPSUs have a strategic presence across key sectors like oil, gas, energy and their role is critical for India to achieve the net zero target. While most have set net zero targets, how are taking supplies chains along?
  • How do CPSUs compare with the Indian private sector in ensuring just transition? 
  • How are CPSUs also using the public-private model to advance India’s net zero journey? 
  • Given CPSUs’ strategic role in India’s net zero journey, how are they playing a leadership role in their respective segments? 

panel chair

Dr. Vasundhara Upamanyu

Joint Secretary, DPE, GoI

Smt. Parminder Chopra

CMD, Power Finance Corporation Limited

Shri Santosh Kumar Jha

CMD, Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd.


Smt. Suchetana Ray

Editor, Outlook Business

19:15 - 19:25

Awards Process & Context Setting

Shri Dipankar Ghosh

Partner & Leader,Sustainability & ESG, Business Advisory Services, BDO India

19:25 - 19:30

Awards Theme Address

Smt. Suchetana Ray

Editor, Outlook Business

19:30 - 20:00

Award Presentation 

20:00 - 20:10

Special Address

Dr V Candavelou

Principal Secretary (Finance), Government Of Goa

20:10 - 20:25

Keynote Address by Chief Guest 

Shri V Srinivas

Secretary, DARPG, Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions, Govt of India

20:25 - 20:30

Vote of Thanks

Dr. Thaseem Thajudeen,

Dean (R&D), IIT Goa



gala Dinner