Global Overview

Climate change has emerged as one of the biggest challenges of our time. As the global community grapples with the escalating effect of climate change, the concept of achieving net zero emissions has reached unprecedent heights. With climate change posing the biggest existential threat to the world, every country has set their Net-zero targets. The battle for net zero by 2023 is on. Despite progress in recent years, there is still much work to be done.

Countries across globe are making substantial efforts focused on implementing robust strategies and initiatives that align with the agenda to achieve net zero targets.

The Paris Agreement aims to achieve net zero balance in the second half of this century and seeks accelerated action from governments across the globe to meet this goal.

India, being one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing economies, aims to achieve Net-zero by 2070 and has defined a long-term strategy for low carbon development. It is working to accelerate sustainable growth, promote digital economy, implement energy transition and climate action. It seeks to achieve macro-economic growth while focusing on micro-economic inclusive welfare development.

The Business Statement – ESG reporting, standards, and regulatory framework

The road to achieving Net Zero affects all facets of society, posing a unifying challenge for government, communities, and businesses alike.

Talking about India, it is mandatory for the country’s top 1,000 listed companies to produce a business responsibility and sustainability report as part of their more traditional annual financial report. Organizations are already adopting international standards and frameworks such as those for integrated reporting, complying with those standards produced by the Global Reporting Initiative or the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and their alignment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Amid rising social inequalities, an unprecedented health crisis, mounting economic pressures, global climate crisis, Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) has emerged as an important facet in decision making among corporate stakeholders where management, regulators, board, and others are using ESG as the lens for the decision making.

ESG and Net Zero Summit 2023

The Global Sustainability Alliance (GSA) is one of the premium properties of ET Edge. It is the largest platform of global changemakers, individuals and organizations who have championed sustainability. There are number of initiatives in different formats like roundtables, webinars, events, leadership dialogues; under the umbrella of GSA distributed across the year.

The upcoming 3rd edition of the ESG and Net Zero is one of the country’s premier dedicated conferences, that provides a common platform for the industry and other stakeholders to come together to discuss the key challenges, learn from the best practices adopted across globe with focus on compliance, regulatory guidelines, and the latest innovations in sustainability.

It focusses on assisting businesses towards more environment friendly practices by tracking and reducing emissions. The summit will convene leaders from government, business, international organizations, and civil society along with a diverse group of experts and innovators to initiate, accelerate and scale-up entrepreneurial solutions to tackle climate change and advance sustainable development.

What can you expect?

Corporate Strategies

Learn about Corporate strategies for finding and building organisation’s route to Net Zero

High level countries dialog

High level countries dialog on ESG’s and Net Zero.

B2G dialogues & meetings

B2G dialogues and virtual meetings to identify potential areas of cooperation and working together between countries.

Better planet & Net zero emissions

Pledge session highlighting the top businesses and conglomerates and their commitment for a better planet and Net zero emissions.

Spotlight sessions

Spotlight sessions facilitating dialogues amongst government agencies for benchmarking and exchanging best practices and ideas.
Why be a part of

The ESG and Net Zero summit?

Net zero goals & ESG requirements

Net zero goals & ESG requirements

Your organization is working towards net zero goals and need to understand what ESG requirements will be in coming years and what companies need to prepare for

expand your business footprint

expand your business footprint

Your products and services strive to make the planet a better place to live – Meet likeminded potential organizations and individuals to expand your business footprint.

Responsible implementation of the SDGs

Responsible implementation of the SDGs

You and your organization are responsible for implementing the SDGs in varied capacities.



You want to understand and learn what impact Sustainability can have on your business

climate change

climate change

Uncover trends, learn unique perspectives, and engage in discussions on climate change

Meet decision makers

Meet decision makers

You will meet CEO’s/founders/Chief sustainability heads/ESG leaders and more decision makers

Key Topics of Discussion


Climate-aware investing and carbon controls


Green finance – Green bonds and equity


Decarbonization and Low carbon technologies


Climate change and carbon credits


Power Disrupted: Pathways for decarbonizing energy and resources


Green washing


Imbibing ESG into core value propositions is the only way to efficiently capitalize on the transformation opportunities. This is pushing companies across sectors towards greater accountability and transparency. The session focusses on understanding how corporates are maximizing opportunities to be able to use ESG transformation as the motivation to drive real change, innovate and create long term value, towards walking the path from a reactive compliance driven approach to a transformative value driven approach.

Report Launch: Our Path to Net Zero: Current state of 2050 Strategy

ESG has experienced a surge in the global investment landscape over the last decade. Underperformance on ESG parameters offers an opportunity for other nations to make the most of investors’ interest in the ESG theme. The session will discuss on the triggers of the ESG-linked investing:

  • Green Capex and sustainability/ Green Bonds
  • Regulator push
  • Supply chain risks

ESG landscape will become increasingly complex, with companies being evaluated on diverse parameters – climate change, pollution, energy saving, biodiversity impacts, employee wellbeing and more. The session will discuss on the following points:

  • Key sectors driving ESG growth in India – Renewable energy, electric vehicles, climate tech, green hydrogen, BFSI and healthcare
  • ESG’s impact on improving financial performance, driving growth and meeting stakeholder expectations.
  • Building a framework for financing the net-zero journey
  • Real time technologies for supply chain
  • Leading with progress on IDE: Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

The transformation of the global economy towards Net Zero emissions would drive innovation, sustainable development, and create new economic opportunities. It is necessary to invest in low-carbon technologies and scaling up finance from both public and private sources. The special address aims to explore:

  • Innovative solutions require technology and financial support.
  • Policies that can help accelerate this transition.
  • How industries can transition towards net-zero emissions while maintaining economic viability

Technology is vital to achieving carbon neutrality. Startups have a unique role to play while innovating for net zero goals. To reach the ambitious goal of reducing CO2 emissions, new innovative technologies like carbon capture, low carbon fuels and energy storage are needed. The session will focus on discussion around:

  • Optimizing operations, improving asset management
  • Zero emission start ups
  • Power grid analytics, weather data, climate change, and vegetation intelligence monitoring software
  • Leveraging cloud for digital innovation

At the core of today’s globalized economy are financial markets through which banks and investors allocate capital to different sectors. The capital allocated today will shape ecosystems and the production and consumption patterns of tomorrow. In addition to the government and companies, there is increased interest from banks, NBFCs, venture capitalists and PE funds in green finance opportunities. The session will focus on:

  • Green taxonomy
  • Supporting public sector on creating enabling environment
  • Promoting public-private partnerships
  • Green financing – Bonds and Equity
  • Capacity building of community enterprises on micro-credit
  • Zero tolerance for Net zero green washing
  • Stronger standards for net-zero emissions pledges
  • Speedy implementation
  • Robust foundation for ESG reporting
  • Reducing cost and wastage of resources
  • Data integration

To prepare for changing demands and for the growing expectations of companies’ financial and non-financial reporting, action is needed now to assess ESG risks and opportunities for their businesses and on proper ESG disclosures.

Special Guest

Atul Bagai
Country Head - India, United Nations Environment Program

Advisory Board

Geetanjali Kirloskar
Chairperson and Managing Director, Kirloskar Systems Limited
Jagan Shah
Senior Fellow, Artha Global Distinguished Fellow, InfraVision Foundation
Madhav Pai
Chief Executive Officer, WRI
Satya Tripathi
Secretary General, Global Alliance for Sustainable Planet
Sougat Chatterjee
Managing Director, Abhay Ventures


Abanti Sankaranarayanan
Chief Group Public Affairs Officer, Mahindra Group
Ajeya Bandyopadhyay
South Asia Lead, Climate Change, International Finance Corporation
Akhil Mehrortra
Managing Director and CEO, Pipeline Infrastructure Limited
Anumita Roychowdhury
Executive Director, Center for Science and Environment
Chittaranjan Meher
Principal, IBM Sustainability Software Business Unit, India/South Asia, IBM
Gaurav Pundir
Deputy Secretary, Department of Commerce, G20 Cell, Government of India
Kartikeya Anand
Director & OSD, Ministry of Skill Training, Government of Andhra Pradesh
Mili Majumder
Managing Director, GBCI India & Senior Vice President, US Green Building Council
Purushottam Kaushik
Head, Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution, India
Rohit Sood
Principal Technical Leader - Sustainability Software, IBM Technology Sales, India/South Asia, IBM
S Ramana Reddy
VC & Managing Director, NREDCAP (New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd.)
Sachin Chaturvedi
Director General, Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries
Sachin Gupta
APAC Sales Leader, IBM ENVIZI Sustainability Software
Sameer Unhale
State Joint Commissioner, Government of Maharashtra
Smita Nair Jain
Global Chief Administrative Officer, and Sustainability Head, Sagility
Sanjay Mukherjee
Metropolitan Commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority
Shreerupa Mitra
Deputy Managing Director, US India Business Council
Sumnesh Joshi
Deputy Director General, Department of Telecommunication, Government of India
Vibhuti Garg
Director, South Asia, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)
Erik af Hällström
Consul General in Mumbai


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Knowledge Advisor Partner
Associate Partners
Media Partner
Education Partner
Insightful Partner
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Contact Details
Project Head
Akshata Pai
+91 9820879450
Delegate Enquiries
Mili Shah
+91 9930897361