International Responsible Investors Summit (IRIN 2020)’ on 7th Feb 2020 in Mumbai, from International Institute for CSR Foundation (IICSR)

‘International Responsible Investors Summit (IRIN 2020)’ on 7th Feb 2020 in Mumbai, from International Institute for CSR Foundation (IICSR)

Mumbai, January 31, 2019:Looking at India’s growing impact on global economic & firm determination to achieve UN-SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), Mumbai based “International Institute for CSR Foundation (IICSR)” is organising thought-provoking event “International Responsible Investors Summit (IRIN 2020)” on 7th Feb 2020 at Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai.

“As, we all know that in the present time, Sustainable Development is a global challenge being faced by Corporates, Governments& Civil Societies across the world. To address them sincerely & collectively, every industry, business houses has to take stern measures along with their business plans and strategies. It is time that Financial industry gives more impetus on Non-financial ratings such as SDG Ratings while making investments in India” said Harsha Mukherjee, MD and CEO of IICSR.

The basic purpose of this Conference is to clearly define the role of future financial markets for Sustainable economy and how our investments and business models are going to shape our planet, said Harsha.

Minister for Entrepreneurship & Skill Development, Govt. of Maharashtra Shri. Nawab Malik will inaugurate this prestigious conference as Chief Guest along with Uttam Bagri, Chairman – Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers’ Forum (BBF) who said “It is time that listed companies consider SDG Ratings and adhering to ESG too. The stock market should consider on the reports beyond financials to ensure sustainable growth of India Inc.”

The inaugural session would be graced by Mr. Ashish Vaid, President Chamber of Commerce (IMC) and the MD from Indo French Chamber of Commerce (IFCCI).

Mr. Kamlesh Shroff, Chairman Western Region Association of National Exchanges of Members of India (ANMI) quotes “A responsible economy sustains development by consistent growth with investments in companies which are sustainable and socially responsible”

Shri. Suresh Prabhu, Former Minister Railways and India’s Sherpa to the G20, is the Chief Guest for Valedictory session. He would be honouring the companies in the investment fraternity who are focused on Sustainable Investments.

Inaugural session will be followed by other interesting and interactive sessions to address core issues of “Socially Responsible investments, its products and services funds”, “Role of Stock Exchanges” and their potential impacts with sustainability metrics, frameworks and parameters of ESG & SDGs, which will be addressed by our policy makers, Sr. Govt. officials, Business & Civil Society leaders with interactive Questions & Answers sessions.

Sumantra Sen from Canvest Infracapital Inc. stated “Even as the regulations provided the tailwinds and the service-providers progressively built their capacity over the last decade, mainstreaming ESG in India’s financial markets has taken some time. 2020 begins on an encouraging note, with recent initiatives from some of the BFSI leaders, making this space poised for greater action in the coming years. This is therefore a good time and a great opportunity to catch up at IRIN 2020 to exchange notes on policies, best practices, frameworks and products & services that will help in charting the way forward.”

Active participation from leading financial Institutes, Venture Capitalists (VCs), Impact Investors, bankers, Corporates, CSR heads, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Govt., Academia and Media is confirmed from all over India and abroad.

Leading experts and resource persons confirmed so far are Mr. A. Balasubramaniam, MD – Birla Sun Life, Ishita Vora, National Stock Exchange (NSE), Shaurya Doval of Torch Investments Pvt. Ltd, Viraj Kulkarni, Founder Pivot Management and Consulting, Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Former DG and CEO IICA, Mr. Harish Mehta, Onward Technologies Ltd and Founder of NASSCOM, Board Member Indian Angel Network; Tanmay Chakraborty, Tata Sons, Ninad Karpe, Partner 100xVC, Mr. Navneet Munot, CIO SBI MF, Ludivine Noirel, CEO Bridgeastern Capital (London), Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Chief Advisor UNDP, Ramesh Daswani, Chair CSR Committee – Indian Merchants Chamber, Mr. Kamal Singh, ED-UN GCNI, Guest speech by Mr. Aymeric de Reynies – Country Officer – Credit Agricole will add value to the conference.

IRIN 2020, will be transformational Conference to clear clouds about global shift in sustainable finance and responsible investments with clear indicators for ESG Vs SDGs for future Investment community

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