Fiinovation collaborates with IOD for 16th World Congress on Environment Management

New Delhi: Fiinovation collaborated with IOD for the 16th World Congress on Environment Management and presentation of Golden Peacock awards held on 11th and 12th July, 2014 at The Ashok, New Delhi. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr. Karan Singh, member of Rajya Sabha. The event was attended by 300 dignitaries from corporate houses, government and other institutions.

The Hotel Ashok, witnessed senior dignitaries addressing the gathering with Dr. M. F. Farooqui, IAS delivering the keynote address stating the necessity of corporate board members to understand the relevance of environment friendly technology and solutions. He focused on the need to bring regulation and emission norms with stringent restrictions for both government and corporate houses. He also highlighted how environment management should be looked as a business opportunity as it is in line with the idea of environment conservation.

A K Pavadia, Joint secretary, Dept. of Public Enterprises, Govt. of India, spoke of a need to introduce cost effective environment friendly products. He reiterated on a change in attitude with regard to environment management. Mr Pavadia spoke of the irony that exists, on air conditioning temperatures that are kept so low in India that people need a blanket to sleep. He focused on creating the urgency on climate change.

The Chief Guest Dr. Karan Singh highlighted the relevance of directors in helping build a new India. He reiterated the role of the corporate sector in ensuring environment sustainability. Corporate Social Responsibility can play a crucial role in providing environment management solutions, he added. He also urged the people for a lifestyle change for conservation of the environment.

Soumitro Chakraborty, CEO, Fiinovation chaired the session “CSR strategy for Environment Protection” in which he reiterated on corporations which still do not have sustainability in their top 5 agenda. He highlighted being ecological is the main paradigm for being economical. Talking of scarcity, he stated that resources are becoming half every 10 years. The statistics shared were grave and explained how it is ‘not about compliance, rather survival’.

The plenary sessions focused on various topics related to environment management and the role of corporate houses in environment conservation. The convergence of eminent personalities reemphasized on the importance of environment management and sustainability of the business. The two day event helped in establishing linkages between leadership, environment management and sustainability. The event also provided opportunities for networking and exchange of ideas.

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