Indiaspora Climate Summit 2022

April 19th, 2022

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Indiaspora’s second annual Climate Summit brought together a variety of experts in policy, advocacy, academia and business, among others, to share their perspectives regarding how we can collectively combat the climate crisis. Our Climate Summit included panel discussions, fireside chats, and talks with opportunities for audience questions and participation.

Featured speakers:

  • Manish Bapna, President & CEO, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)  
  • Raashina Humayun, Environmental Commissioner for the City of Los Altos, California
  • George Jacob, President and CEO of BayEcotarium
  • Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment
  • Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Cornell Climate Solutions Scholar, CALS, Cornell University
  • Anu Ramaswami, Swani Chair and Director, M.S. Chadha Center for Global India, Princeton University
  • Mridula Ramesh, Founder, Sundaram Climate Institute
  • Avi Sahi, Chief Commercialization Officer, OGCI Climate Investments LLP
  • Eran Sandhaus, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, J-Impact
  • Premal Shah, Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Renewables.org, Co-Founder, Kiva
  • V Shankar, Co-Founder and CEO, Gateway Partners
  • Kartikeya Singh, Director of Programmes, Stichting SED Fund
  • Vaishali Sinha, Chief Sustainability, CSR, and Communications Officer, ReNew Power

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Indiaspora Second Annual Climate Summit

 April 19th  8:00 am PT | 11:00 am ET  | 8:30 pm IST

11:00 am ET    Welcome, Opening Remarks Sanjeev Joshipura, Executive Director, Indiaspora 

Opening Keynote Address: Tackling the Climate Crisis: Obstacles and Opportunities for India

  • Sunita Narain, Director Centre for Science and Environment 

Panel Discussion:  Global Leadership in Climate Investing: Voices from India, Israel, UAE, US 

  • Mridula Ramesh, Founder, Sundaram Climate Institute
  • Avi Sahi, Chief Commercialization Officer, OGCI Climate Investments LLP  (moderator) 
  • Eran Sandhaus, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, J-Impact 
  • V. Shankar, Co-Founder and CEO of Gateway Partners 

Talk: Climate Museums: Moving from Awareness to Action 

  • George Jacob, President & CEO of BayEcotarium  

Fireside Chat:  Theory to Practice: Academia’s Role in the Fight Against the Climate Crisis 

  • Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Cornell Climate Solutions Scholar, CALS, Cornell University 
  • Anu Ramaswami, Swani Chair and Director, M.S. Chadha Center for Global India, Princeton University 

Talk: Harnessing Retail Capital to Accelerate Clean Energy 

  • Premal Shah, Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Renewables.org and Co-Founder, Kiva 

Roundtable: Bringing Stakeholders Along: Collaborations in the Climate Sector 

  • Raashina Humayun, Environmental Commissioner for the City of Los Altos, California (moderator)
  • Kartikeya Singh, Director of Programmes, Stichting SED Fund 
  • Vaishali Sinha, Chief Sustainability Officer, ReNew Power; Chair, ReNew Foundation  

Closing Keynote Address: Inclusive Climate Action: Equity, Adaptation and Resilience

  • Manish Bapna, President & CEO of NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)  

1:00 pm ET   Concluding Remarks  

  • Ashish Shah, Senior Director Philanthropy & Community Relations, Indiaspora