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Amit Kumar Bajaj

Grant Thornton Bharat

Bibek Debroy

Guest of Honour,
Chair Economic Advisory council to PM

Dr. Preetha Reddy

Keynote, Vice Chair Apollo Hospitals Group

Dr Jeremy Osborn

FCMA, CGMA | Director of Business and Stakeholder Engagement

Kedar Upadhye

Global Chief Financial Officer, Cipla

Lalit Malik

Chief Financial Officer, Dabur India Ltd

Mohua Mukherjee

Global Development
Economics Professional

Mr. Ravi Bhatnagar

Director, External Affairs & Partnerships AMESA, Reckitt Benckiser

Ms. Niranjana Maru

MAKAAM (Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch) Representative


Lotus Petal Foundation School

Sanjay Dube

President & CEO of International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC)

Sue Stephenson

Co Founder IMPACT2030

Suhela Khan
Suhela Khan

Country Program Manager, WeEmpower Asia, UN Women

Suparnaa Chadda
Suparnaa Chadda


Vishesh C. Chandiok

CEO, Grant Thornton Bharat LLP


Arvind Thakur

Former Vice-Chair & MD,
NIIT Technologies Ltd.

Anup Vikal

Head of Legal & CSR and CFO
Nayara Energy Ltd.

Mainak Dhar

CEO, Kimberly Clark, India South Asia
Best Selling Author

Nupur Garg


Rajeev Chaba

President & MD,
MG Motors India Ltd.

Rohit Bahadur

Partner, Not for Profit Experience, Grant Thornton Bharat LLP

Roma Balwani

Director Communications &
Brand, Vedanta Group

Shan Jain

Chief Strategy Officer
Madison Media

Siraj A Chaudhry (Chair)


Suja Warriar
Suja Warriar

Leader CSR and Diversity & Inclusion
Infosys Ltd.

Vishal Bali

Executive Chairman, Asia Healthcare Holdings and Senior Advisor, TPG Growth

Theme & Agenda

With the world grappling with an unprecedented turn of events, it is becoming increasingly evident to individuals and corporations that there has to be a shift in perception of the world as we know. Large corporates are becoming acutely aware of shifting the focus from a mere profit incentive to social impact. The interconnectivity of the world has made our collective responsibility more than evident. While it may have taken a pandemic to drive home the point, the focus on environment and health along with reaching out to the most vulnerable saw humanity shine through these difficult times. SABERA has been highlighting these inspiring stories of Individuals and organizations, since its inception in 2018 and is heartened to see many of these coming to the fore in these trying times. But we need to sustain these shifts in perceptions. Adapting to the new world order where Climate change is an irreversible reality and mitigation now may be the key to a sustainable future. We bring together stakeholders to highlight initiatives, need gaps and promote impact led interventions at the community level involving the most vulnerable including women.


  • Climate change is a reality here to stay. The effect on livelihoods especially with respect to the most vulnerable communities needs concerted attention and our combined efforts. Changing weather patterns coupled with floods, cyclones and temperature vagaries need adaptation in livelihood for the poorest of the poor. While macro level interventions are welcome we need to focus on individual and community led initiatives building and supporting their mitigative measures including protecting & enhancing natural resources.
  • Sustainable practices have a direct impact on Climate change. Depleting ground water to lower rainfall, Uninhibited fuel combustion to carbon emission
  • Utilizing technology , e commerce and digital solutions mitigating the effect of future crisis situations.
  • Self-dependence –how can this convert into a direct social impactutilizing the native wisdom of the land
  • Moving beyond mere profit – research shows human connect much higher with purpose driven business – why do companies still not tap into this opportunity
  • Increasing importance of indicators such ESG and SDG’s such that companies are valued based on the social impact they hav Linking these to integrated reporting of companies.



3:00 pm:    Registration

3:30 pm:    Introduction by Emcee. Payal, is an EWS beneficiary, who dreamt of speaking English fluently. The first one to be educated from her family of launderers hailing from a small village in Rajasthan. Her dream comes true thanks to the education provided by her school.

3:40 pm:    Welcome Address by Suparnaa Chadda Founder Curator SABERA WATCH HERE

3:45 pm    Chief Keynote  Keynote : Preparing for the new world order focusing on Women, Healthcare, technology and all 3 together – mitigating crises and above all standing for Humanity beyond Calamity. Dr. Preetha Reddy, Vice Chair Apollo Hospitals Group WATCH HERE

4:05 pm  Guest of Honor Address The road to a developed Indian Economy the sustainable way Dr. Bibek Debroy, Chair Economic Advisory Council to PM WATCH HERE

4:30 pm     Power Panel: Climate Change and change in livelihoods especially the most vulnerable (including women) – Mitigating the sustainable way and being prepared for future crises; Utilizing native wisdom; Measuring SDG’s in developing nations like India, Defining GDP beyond fiscal measures and including Impact on environment; Moving beyond a mere profit incentive & Connecting with purpose-driven businesses. Importance of Climate Resilient infrastructure. Speakers : Suhela Khan- Country Program Manager WeEmpower Asia UN Women , Ravi Bhatnagar- Director, External Affairs and partnerships, Reckitt Benkiser Health AMESA, Sanjay Dubey- President & CEO International Institute of Energy Conservation, Niranjana Maru- Representative MAKAAM (Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch) and Mohua Mukherjee – Global Development Economic Professional, who is also the moderator of the session. WATCH HERE

5:15 pm Award for Exemplary Business Adaptation through COVID 19 WATCH HERE

5:20 pm Non Jury GTaward for Exemplary work by Pharma Company through COVID 19 WATCH HERE

5:25 pm Vibrant Faces of Bharat, Launch by Vishesh C Chandiok, CEO, Grant Thornton Bharat LLP WATCH HERE

5:40 pm  Award Best Integrated Report WATCH HERE

5:45 pm Integrated Report Launch by Amit Kumar Bajaj, Grant Thornton Bharat LLP. The analytical report on integrated reporting includes an overview of the key aspects that are part of the concept and how organizations, both globally and in India have been benefiting post its introduction. The report includes some of the global best practices, regulations, and policies that have resulted in increased popularity. It also talks about the current status in the Indian context, some of the key trends, the acceptability and perception evolving and analysis of some of these case studies. It further analyses how government in India can create a broad framework that popularizes and incentivizes the concept of integrated reporting. Hence, ensuring linkages with ongoing initiatives like the UN SDGs. WATCH HERE

5:50 pm Integrated Report Panel : Speakers Lalit Gupta- CFO Dabur India Ltd., Dr. Jeremy Osborn, FCMA| Director of Business and Stakeholder Engagement, Kedar Upadhyaye, Global CFO CIPLA  and Moderated by Amit Kumar Bajaj, Partner, Grant Thornton Bharat.

6:10 pm Key Note Address Sue Stephenson, Co-Founder, IMPACT 2030 WATCH HERE

6:30 pm     GT सबेरा SABERA Awards

Jury Chair Siraj A Chaudhry address WATCH HERE
A1 : Paryavaran & Upbhog (Environment and consumption WATCH HERE
A2 : Shiksha (Education) WATCH HERE
A3 : Sashktikaran (Enablement) WATCH HERE
A4 : Swasthya, Paushan & Kalyan (Health, Nutrition & Wellbeing) WATCH HERE
A5 : Krishi&GraminVikas (Agriculture & Rural development) WATCH HERE
A7 : Layyangik Samanta (Gender Equality) WATCH HERE
A8 : Most Innovative Development Sector Project WATCH HERE
B1 : Not for profit of the year WATCH HERE
B2 : Responsible Business of the year WATCH HERE
C1 : Promising Social Leader WATCH HERE
C2 : Social leader of the year WATCH HERE
C3 : Change Makers WATCH HERE
C4 : Lifetime Achievement Award WATCH HERE

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