ESG Leadership Summit 2024

In today’s dynamic global business landscape, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations have emerged as pivotal factors influencing corporate strategies and business outcomes. In India, corporates are increasingly recognizing the benefits of integrating ESG principles for business decisioning. Beyond being viewed as a mere checkbox for responsible business practices, ESG has evolved into a strategic imperative that directly aligns with the corporate goals of sustainable growth, improved operational efficiencies, and regulatory compliances.

As Indian corporates navigate the complex interplay of business expansion, societal expectations, and regulatory norms, the adoption of robust ESG practices emerges as a multifaceted approach to foster innovation, enhance operational resilience, and fortify long-term value creation for stakeholders.

Recognizing the significance of ESG, Dun & Bradstreet India is pleased to host its 2nd edition of ‘ESG Leadership Summit’ on the theme "From A Catchphrase to Reality" on March 13, 2024. The summit will feature keynote addresses and deliberations with ESG leaders, government institutions and ministries along with regulatory bodies. The summit will also feature the presentation of ‘ESG Awards 2024’, multiple power-packed panel discussion with thought leaders, and the release of the premium report titled 'ESG Champions of India 2024'.

Who Should Attend the Summit?

CSR Heads


Sustainability Officers

Supply Chain Heads

Technology Leaders

Finance Leaders

Highlights of ESG Leadership Summit 2024


Multiple power-packed panel discussions & fire-side chats delving upon contemporary topics, industry challenges and outlook on emerging trends


Launch of the special report ‘ESG Champions of India 2024’.


Felicitation of the leading listed companies across 24 sectors for implementation of key ESG initiatives

ESG Champions of India 2024

The Dun & Bradstreet 'ESG Champions of India 2024' report will capture the pulse and dynamics of Indian corporates towards ESG including policies, regulations, implementation measures along with thematic write-ups on success mantras, industry trends and challenges.

The report will be circulated to CXOs of leading corporates, government ministries and departments, industry associations and regulatory bodies. It will also be available on the Dun & Bradstreet website for download.

The ESG Champions of India report will feature:

  • Profiles of ESG Award winners across 24 sectors along with their ESG initiatives and its impact
  • Listing of India’s leading 1,000 listed companies (turnover >INR 250 crores, FY’23) for their ESG initiatives (as per D&B ESG methodology)
  • Expert views, interviews, and success stories of leading companies across ESG journey

ESG Award Winners List

Sr. No. Sectors Winners
1 Apparel, Accessories & Footwear Metro Brands Limited
2 Auto Parts J K Tyre & Inds. Limited
3 Automobiles - Passenger and Commercial Vehicles Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
4 Automobiles - Two Wheelers Hero Motocorp Limited
5 Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals Astrazeneca Pharma India Limited
6 Building Products & Furnishings Century Plyboards (India) Limited
7 Chemicals  I G Petrochemicals Limited
8 Commercial Banks Federal Bank Limited
9 Construction Materials - Cement Heidelberg Cement India Limited
10 Construction Materials - Others Kajaria Ceramics Limited
11 Electrical Electronic Equipment Bharat Bijlee Limited
12 Engineering & Construction Services Ircon International Limited
13 Financial Services Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited
14 Health Care Delivery Healthcare Global Enterprises Limited
15 Home Builders Oberoi Realty Limited
16 Household & Personal Products Godrej Consumer Products Limited
17 Industrial Machinery Goods KSB Limited
18 Iron & Steel Jindal Stainless Limited
19 Metals & Mining National Aluminium Co. Limited
20 Oil & Gas - Petroleum Products Gulf Oil Lubricants India Limited
21 Oil & Gas - Refining & Marketing Reliance Industries Limited
22 Processed Foods Dhampur Sugar Mills Limited
23 Software & IT Services (Large) Tech Mahindra Limited
24 Software & IT Services (Medium) Datamatics Global Services Limited


Our Speakers

Shri CS Ranjeet Pandey
Chairman - ESG Board
Past President - The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)

Dr. Vibha Dhawan
Director General
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Nishant Gupta
Head of Sustainability

Gaurav Sarup
Director - ESG
Carbon & Social Performance
Vedanta Resources Limited

Ankit Todi
Lead - Sustainability Strategy & Partnerships, Mahindra Group

Aruna Newton
Associate Vice President and Head – Global Diversity and Inclusion
Sustainability Reporting and Governance
Infosys Limited

Dr. Richa Gautam
Sustainability & CSR Leader
Schneider Electric

Surya Valluri
Chief Sustainability Officer
Grasim Industries Limited

Shilpashree Muniswamappa
Director - ESG & Communications, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd.

Anil Kumar Makka
Group Chief Sustainability officer & Director – Manufacturing, JK Tyre

Preet Kahlon
Head - Process Excellence
Procurement & Supply Chain
Cairn Oil & Gas

Ambalika Gupta
Vice President – Sustainability

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

Preeta Misra
Senior Director
Dun & Bradstreet India

Hitesh Sethi
Senior Director - Analytics & Consulting
Dun & Bradstreet India




  • Energy transition: India Inc strategies & implementation roadmap
  • Opportunities and challenges for decarbonizing energy systems
  • Inclusive growth - Emerging opportunities in social financing beyond lending models
  • Green brands – How to establish brand identity?
  • Good corporate governance for unleashing sustainable growth
  • Data as enabling tool to accelerate ESG journey

Moderator: Ms. Preeta Misra, Senior Director – Credibility & Business Insights Group, ESG and SME, Dun & Bradstreet India

Panelists :

  • Mr. Nishant Gupta, Head of Sustainability, Flipkart
  • Mr. Gaurav Sarup, Head ESG, Vedanta Group
  • Mr. Ankit Todi, Lead - Sustainability Strategy & Partnerships, Mahindra Group
  • Ms. Aruna Newton, Associate Vice President and Head – Global Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability Reporting and Governance, Infosys Limited
  • Ms. Richa Gautam, Sustainability & CSR Leader, Schneider Electric

  • Enabling supply chain efficiencies – Supplier onboarding, monitoring, due diligence and risk mapping
  • Supply chain sustainability – Identification of gaps, insights to improve and develop ESG goals
  • Use case - How ESG have helped corporates to reduce costs and improve profitability
  • Technology advantage - Leverage data & analytics to elevate business efficiencies

Moderator: Mr. Hitesh Sethi, Senior Director - Analytics & Consulting, Dun & Bradstreet India

Panelists :

  • Mr. Surya Prakash Valluri, Chief Sustainability Officer, Grasim Industries Limited
  • Ms. Shilpashree Muniswamappa, Director - ESG & Communications, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd.
  • Mr. Anil Kumar Makkar, Group Chief Sustainability officer & Director – Manufacturing, JK Tyre
  • Ms. Preet Kahlon, Head - Process Excellence, Procurement & Supply Chain, Cairn Oil & Gas
  • Ms. Ambalika Gupta, Vice President – Sustainability, Snowkap

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