ESG Leadership Summit 2023

In India, the growing prominence of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and sustainability is transforming corporate strategies. Regulatory mandates have played an important role in ushering corporations across sectors to engage in socially and environmentally conscious approaches to business. Integrating ESG into practice will not only add value to portfolios but will also increase business sustainability.

To recognize the significance of ESG, Dun & Bradstreet India organized the inaugural edition of ‘ESG Leadership Summit 2023’ on the theme ‘Building A Sustainable Future’ on March 15, 2023. The summit featured keynote addresses by industry veterans, and other distinguished thought leaders. The summit also featured the presentation of ‘ESG Awards 2023’, multiple power-packed panel discussion, and the release of the premium report titled 'ESG Champions of India'.

Personas of Attendees at the Summit

CSR Heads


Sustainability Officers

Supply Chain Heads

Technology Leaders

Finance Leaders

Highlights of ESG Leadership Summit

Launch of special report ‘ESG Champions of India’.

Multiple power-packed panel discussions on topics pertinent to ESG and Business Sustainability

Dun & Bradstreet ‘ESG Awards 2023’ presented across ~11 categories

About the Report - ‘ESG Champions of India’

The Dun & Bradstreet ‘ESG Champions of India’ report showcases the impact of ESG listing and ranking on organizations, and recognize their contribution towards sustainability. The report captures the pulse and the dynamics of Indian corporates and features the views and outlook of business leaders. The report will be circulated to CXOs of leading corporates and will also be available on the Dun & Bradstreet website for download.

ESG Report feature

ESG Award winners’ profiles

Listing of India's leading ESG compliant companies

Success stories, case studies, and interviews of leading ESG experts.

Award Winners List

Sr. No.

ESG Segment

Award Categories

Award Winners



Natural Resources Conservation

TATA Consultancy Services Limited


Climate Impact

Hari Krishna Exports Private Limited


Environmental Risk and Opportunities

Tech Mahindra Limited



Human Capital Development

Eicher Motors Limited


Product Quality Management

The Karur Vysya Bank Limited


Customer & Supplier Engagement

Britannia Industries Limited


Community Engagement

ICICI Securities Limited



Corporate Governance

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited


Corporate Behaviors

Schaeffler India Limited


Business Sustainability

L&T Finance Holdings Limited



Overall ESG Excellence

Bharti Airtel Limited




Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti
Shailesh Haribhakti and Associates

Mr. Hitesh Sethi
Director – Analytics Advisory
Dun & Bradstreet India

Ms. Jayanti Shukla
Chief Executive Officer
United Way of India

Distinguished Speakers

Mr. Avinash Gupta
Managing Director & CEO - India
Dun & Bradstreet

Vipul Oberoi
Director of Marketing
CSR & Learning Solutions
Dun & Bradstreet India

Mario Schmidt
Managing Director
Lingel Windows &
Doors Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Preeta Misra
Senior Director
Dun & Bradstreet India

Sankar Chakraborti
Director & Group CEO
Acuité Ratings & Research Ltd.

Preeti Chheda
Chief Financial Officer
K Raheja Corp

Pratyush Panda
Sr. Director – ESG

Roopa Satish
Country Head Sustainable
Banking & CSR
IndusInd Bank

Hitesh Sethi
Director – Analytics Advisory
Finance Solutions Operations
Dun & Bradstreet India

Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti
Shailesh Haribhakti and Associates

Apurva Rathod
Head Group Secretarial &
Group CSR & Sustainability
L&T Financial Services

Pravin Jadhav
Head Environmental & Social (E&S) Risk
RBL Bank Limited

Aniruddha Agnihotri
Head – Environmental Sustainability
Health & Safety
Tata Consultancy Services

Alok Mishra
Vice President & Group Head
Welspun Group

Amit Tandon
Founder & Managing Director
Institutional Investor Advisory Services

Indra Guha
BDO India

Satish Ramchandani
Co-Founder & CBO
Updapt - an ESG Tech Co.




Mr. Vipul Oberoi, Director of Marketing, CSR & Learning Solutions, Dun & Bradstreet India

Dr. Mario Schmidt, Managing Director, Lingel Windows & Doors Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

  • Need for change in business model, transition cost
  • Global trends in ESG Funding and Monitoring
  • How is India Gearing up for ESG: Impact and Readiness of India?
  • Overall Scenario of Green Financing and Sustainable Investing
  • Future Roadmap for Green Financing of MSMEs
  • Key Issues and Benefits of Sustainable Financing

Moderator: Ms. Preeta Misra, Senior Director, Dun & Bradstreet India

  • Mr. Sankar Chakraborti, Director & Group CEO, Acuité Ratings & Research Ltd.
  • Ms. Preeti Chheda, Chief Financial Officer, K Raheja Corp
  • Mr. Pratyush Panda, Sr. Director – ESG, LTIMindtree
  • Ms. Roopa Satish, Country Head Sustainable Banking & CSR, IndusInd Bank

  • Sustainability Goals and Prioritization
  • Meaning and Relevance to ESG: Entity, Investors, External Stakeholders
  • ESG Data Collection, Management and Reporting
  • Global Reporting requirements for ESG
  • Key issues, challenges and the way forward in ESG implementation


Moderator: Mr. Hitesh Sethi, Director – Analytics Advisory, Finance Solutions Operations, Dun & Bradstreet India

  • Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti, Chairman - Shailesh Haribhakti and Associates
  • Ms. Apurva Rathod, Head Group Secretarial & Group CSR & Sustainability, L&T Financial Services
  • Mr. Pravin Jadhav, Head Environmental & Social (E&S) Risk, RBL Bank Limited
  • Mr. Aniruddha Agnihotri, Head – Environmental Sustainability, Health & Safety, Tata Consultancy Services
  • Mr. Alok Mishra, Vice President & Group Head – Sustainability, Welspun Group

  • Integrating ESG in the Supply Chain Ecosystem
  • Visibility and Transparency in Supply Chain, Monitoring Outcome and Performance
  • Tech Solutions to digitize supply chain
  • GAP Analysis and Monitoring Process
  • Stakeholder Participation in Supply Chain: Focus on Capacity Building
  • Journey towards Net Zero by 2050
  • ESG & Supply Chain - Business value creation

Moderator: Mr. Hitesh Sethi, Director – Analytics Advisory, Finance Solutions Operations, Dun & Bradstreet India

  • Mr. Amit Tandon, Founder & Managing Director, Institutional Investor Advisory Services
  • Mr. Indra Guha, Partner, BDO India
  • Mr. Satish Ramchandani Co-Founder & CBO Updapt - an ESG Tech Co.

Dr. Arun Singh, Global Chief Economist, Dun & Bradstreet

Mr. Avinash Gupta, Managing Director & CEO – India, Dun & Bradstreet

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