SURAT HOSTS SRK SUSTAINABILITY CONCLAVE 2023
Esteemed diamond group, Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. (SRK Exports) sparked pivotal conversations around sustainability, in the inaugural SRK Sustainability Conclave 2023 held on Saturday, May 20th, in the heart of India’s diamond city, Surat. Over 400 attendees enriched their perspectives on corporate climate action, networking with industry veterans.
India’s sustainable vision was placed under the spotlight, aligning business strategies with national sustainability targets to combat climate change. In the crosshairs of such transformative dialogues, SRK Exports emerged as the host of the first-of-its-kind “SRK Sustainability Conclave 2023 – Rethinking Corporate Climate Action“.
SRK’s Chief Human Capital Officer, Dr. Nirav Mandir, brought the conclave into focus with an insightful introduction. “Doing more good, rather than less harm, is the essence of sustainability today,” he stated.
Keynote speaker Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO of Global Network for Zero, revealed a concerning gap between sustainable intentions and actionable commitments among Indian businesses. He praised SRK for stepping up and urged other business leaders to follow suit.
Echoing the sentiments, Kamilla Kristensen Rai, Counsellor at the Delegation of the European Union to India, underscored the need for a holistic and impact-based approach to sustainability, insisting on the power of togetherness.
The conclave, adorned with riveting speeches and discussions, saw Shri Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar, Prince of Udaipur & MD of HRH Group of Hotels, discuss decarbonization strategies, while Prof. Rajat Moona showcased how advanced technologies could help evade a climate disaster.
Emphasizing SRK’s commitment to environmental wellbeing, Founder & Chairman Govind Dholakia declared, “Our duty is to restore our environment to its healthy state.”
Notable speaker Shri Kartikeya Sarabhai from the Centre for Environment Education offered a comprehensive overview of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their pertinence to Indian businesses.
The occasion also marked the release of the SRK Sustainability Report, unveiled by Shri Govind Dholakia and other distinguished guests.
Vital discussions during the two panel sessions served as a powerful call to action on sustainability for corporations. Delegates gleaned insights on strategies, data utilization, and the importance of storytelling in sustainability narratives.
The SRK Sustainability Conclave 2023 turned a new leaf in corporate climate action discourse, emphasizing collaboration, innovation, and determination as key drivers towards a sustainable future. As industry leaders came together under one roof, the event demonstrated that sustainability is not just a buzzword, but an imperative for enduring success.”
Watch the full Conclave event here.