Media & Highlights
Launch of task force on
Environmental and Social (E&S) Disclosure and Reporting
October 11, 2012, New Delhi
cKinetics alongwith GIZ and the Impact Investing Policy
Collaborative (IIPC) announced an Environmental and Social (E&S)
Disclosure and Reporting working group focused at shaping frameworks
for leveraging existing institutions to advance disclosure of impact
ITC, IndusInd Bank, Welspun,
TCS, BPCL and Wipro among Parivartan Sustainability
Leadership Award Winners
October 11, 2012, New Delhi
Multi-business conglomerate ITC, Textile leader Welspun, Oil major
BPCL, IT majors TCS and Wipro and banking leader IndusInd Bank were
amongst 14 large and small Indian corporates that bagged the
Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards for 2012. The awards
were presented at the evening plenary of the Annual Summit of the
Sustainable Business Leadership Forum, India’s first market
development forum on Sustainability and Innovation, held in New Delhi
on October 11, 2012. The Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards,
instituted by the cKinetics division Sustainability Outlook, are a
platform to uncover and recognize progressive corporates, service
providers, and individuals whose efforts serve as catalyst for
advancing sustainability in India.
Annual Summit of the
Sustainable Business Leadership Forum
October 11, 2012, New Delhi
Over 250 sustainability leaders driving Indian businesses
converged in New Delhi on October 11th at the Annual Summit of the
Sustainable Business Leadership Forum to define the new Sustainability
agenda: moving away from Sustainability investments as a means of risk
mitigation to leveraging it for competitive advantage in operations.
The event featuring several key figures from the country’s policy and
business circles focused upon the sustainability imperatives facing
the organizations as also ways in which these seemingly ‘painful’ and
‘cost inducing efforts’ can be successfully converted into newer
business lines and revenue sources. The Sustainable Business
Leadership Forum is instituted by Sustainability Outlook, a division
GLTE India Infrastructure
September 20-21, 2012, New Delhi
Pawan Mehra, participated in the GLTE India Infrastructure
Partnership Roundtable sharing perspectives on regional dynamism
impacting India’s businesses and drivers for a low carbon sustainable
International Conference on
Public Policy and Governance 2012
September 4-6, 2012, Bengaluru
Aparna Khandelwal from cKinetics presented a paper on how
businesses can use sustainability related compliance as an opportunity
to gain market advantage.
cKinetics participates in
the convening of UNGC India
July 27, 2012, New Delhi
Aparna Khandelwal, Engagement Manager, cKinetics participated at
the convening of United Nations Global Compact India member network,
and shared perspectives on Rio+20 and the increasing role of
July 19, 2012 , Boulder, Colorado
cKinetics is pleased to support the Unreasonable Institute. Pawan
Mehra, Managing Director, cKinetics joins the Unreasonable Institute
as a Mentor for 3rd year in a row. This year saw cKinetics also
participate as an investor.
Multi-Brand Factory Summit on Green
July 11, 2012, Bengaluru
cKinetics was invited to present its approach for helping
manufacturing units create an energy-GHG management plan. Solutions
developed under cKinetics' Resource Management Platform were
cKinetics participates in the 5th
Business Responsibility Summit
July 6, 2012, New Delhi
Pawan Mehra, Managing Director, cKinetics shared his views
as a speaker on the investors perspective in shaping responsible
business actions at the 5th Business Responsibility Summit organized
Launch of Impact Investing
June 20, 2012, Rio de Janeiro
Pawan Mehra, Managing Director, cKinetics joins the advisory board
of the Impact Investing Policy Collaborarive. The platform was
announced at the sidelines of the Rio+20 launch at an event hosted by
the Brazilian Bank BNDES.
Rio +20 Corporate
June 15-18, 2012, Rio de Janeiro
As a UNGC member, two senior members from the cKinetics team
participated in the deliberations for a Global Call for Corporate
Leadership Awards 2012 Launched
June 11, 2012
The Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards are an annual
initiative to recognize Sustainability innovations in Indian
businesses. Building on the success of the 2011 Parivartan awards, it
presents a unique opportunity for sharing of best practices and
business cases amongst Indian businesses. The Award site is
‘ESCO Engagement Workshop’
convened by cKinetics under SPEED Project
May 25, Bengaluru
cKinetics along with Confederation of Indian Industries convened a
workshop with potential developers to introduce SPEED concept to
potential ESCO s with in-depth discussions on the business
PAT Seminar for Textile DCs
May 19, 2012, New Delhi
cKinetics was knowledge partner with NITRA and BEE in the seminar held
at the conclusion of the 1st cycle of the PAT (Perform-Achieve-Trade)
scheme under National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE).
The program was held with the Designated Consumers of the Textile
sector participating. Pawan Mehra, Managing Director, cKinetics
led the session outlining Opportunity and Challenges for Energy
Efficiency in the Textile Sector:
cKinetics hosts Delhi Sustainability Speaker
May 18, 2012, New Delhi
cKinetics hosted the first in a series of private invitation-only
event to provide an interactive platform to connect Companies,
Investors, Policy Makers and other Market Makers. With an address from
Dr Ashok Khosla, thought leaders on sustainability issues came
together to identify market based solutions to deal with the
challenges of sustainability, as India looks to accelerate its growth
Investor Roundtable on “Building a
view on a common framework for Environmental and Social Disclosure"
May 18, 2012, New Delhi
As part of its ongoing work in the area of Sustainability
reporting and disclosure, cKinetics convened investors, policy
makers and standards bodies in a roundtable to explore the business
case for standardization of Environmental and Social performance
indicators; and how would impact the flow of capital. The roundtable
was organized in association with GIZ and the Rockefeller Foundation.
For more details see the "Cracking the Conundrum" research work.
Investor Workshop’ convened
by cKinetics under SPEED Project
May 3, New Delhi
cKinetics along with Confederation of Indian Industries convened a
workshop with financial institutions to showcase the viability of the
business models built around the SPEED (Smart Power for
Environmentally-sound Economic Development) project.
G20 India Dialogue Series – Connecting
February 7, 2012
Jyoti Deka, Senior Associate, cKinetics was invited to share his
perspective on Climate Finance & G20 at “G20 India Dialogue
Series – Connecting the Dots” organized by Youth for Policy and
Institute of Apparel Management, Apparel Export Promotion Council
November 29, 2011
Pawan Mehra, Managing Director of cKinetics gave a guest talk
at the Institute of Apparel Management, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) campus on the
importance of sustainability in the rapidly changing textile industry.
IIM-B Round Table on “Critical Issues
in Financing Low Carbon Pathways”
November 19, 2011
Upendra Bhatt, Managing Director of cKinetics is a panelist at
the "Financing Low Carbon Strategies for Economic Growth and
Development : Resource mobilization Challenges".
National Conference on Waste to Wealth
November 14, 2011
Upendra Bhatt, Managing Director of cKinetics delivered the
Theme Address at the National Conference on Waste to Wealth, organized
GLTE India Infrastructure Partnership
October 13, 2011
Pawan Mehra, Managing Director of cKinetics is a panelist at
the "GLTE India Infrastructure Partnership Roundtable: The case for
low-carbon infrastructure" session.
NVGs Aligned Globally, Yet are Very
Indian in Character - Asia Futures Magazine
October 12, 2011
This interview was conducted by the market access and insights
team of cKinetics and orginally published in the September 2011 issue
of print publication Sustainability Outlook.
OGTC - Gateway to Apparel Manufacturers
in India Conference
September 30, 2011
Upendra Bhatt, Managing Director of cKinetics presented on
"Global trends on sustainability and its impact on your business", and
Mrs. Aparna Khandelwal, Senior Associate of cKinetics presented on
"Economic advantage of energy optimization – Technology, investment
and incentive" at the OGTC - Gateway to Apparel Manufacturers in India
Shaping a Sustainability Workforce in
India by 2020
September 1, 2011
On 30th August 2011, India Carbon Outlook, a division of
cKinetics, organized a multi stakeholder roundtable on "Creating a
Green Collar Workforce: Building careers and industry capacity in
envirnonmental sustainability" attended by senior industry leaders,
corporates and catalysts.
A Case for Integrating Financial and
July 22, 2011
Aparna Khandelwal, cKinetics says that the current approach of
annual financial reporting focuses on the short term, which does not
meet the needs of investors and other stakeholders who would like to
have a holistic view of the company’s performance and the ability to
connect financial and sustainability results.
National Energy Investment Summit 2011
July 21, 2011
Upendra Bhatt, Managing Director of cKinetics was the session
moderator for "Indian renewable energy sector – a lucrative
destination for investment and long term benefits".
Working with Unresonable Fellows
June 21, 2011
Pawan Mehra is a mentor at the Unreasonable Institute in Boulder,
Colorado, supporting fellows that are shaping next generation ideas to
create a more sustainable future.
Cleaning Up Indian Textile Industry
May 26, 2011
"Creating awareness is important. It is important to ensure sector
participants do not see sustainability efforts as pure cost heads,"
Upendra Bhatt, Managing Director of cKinetics, a consultancy, said.
Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards for 2011, organized by India Carbon Outlook Announced
March 27, 2011
Tetra Pak, Kirloskar Oil, TVS, Welspun and Infosys were among winners of Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards announced on March 24 and hosted by India Carbon Outlook.
Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards
for 2011, organized by India Carbon Outlook Announced
March 25, 2011
The Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards, organized by India Carbon Outlook, seek to recognize Indian companies who have embraced sustainability in their business operations and supply chain.
India Solar Program Passes Milestone but Hurdles Remain
January 11, 2011
“If the issues aren’t resolved, they could deter larger investors from participating in the projects under the solar mission,” Upendra Bhatt, managing director of cKinetics, a consultancy, said.
Oct - Dec, 2010
cKinetics on the selection jury for iDiya Social Ventures Idea Challenge
Date: December 3, Hyderabad
Upendra Bhatt, cKinetics co-founder, was a part of the selection jury for the iDiya Challenge- ISBs Social Ventures Idea competition.
Equity gap in Phase I of National Solar Mission
November 11, 2010
A panel of investors discussed the barriers for equity investment and raising risk capital for grid-connected solar energy at DIREC 2010. The panel discussion was moderated by Upendra Bhatt from cKinetics and comprised of a healthy mix of solar project developers and leading equity investors.
India Carbon Outlook partners with International Solar Thermal Power Summit
Date(s): November 15-17, 2010
India Carbon Outlook collaborates with the International Solar Thermal Power Summit for a media partnership.
GreenBiz Innovation Forum
October 19, 2010
Pawan Mehra, Managing Director, participated in a panel on Sustainability and Innovations from Emerging Markets at the GreenBiz Innovation forum in San Francisco.
Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) 2010
October 27-29, 2010
India Carbon Outlook collaborates with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy conference DIREC 2010 as a media partner.
July - Sep, 2010
cKinetics announces Rs. 10 lakhs seed funding for social ventures
September 17, 2010
cKinetics, a venture accelerator in the sustainability space, has offered to provide seed funding of up to Rs 10 lakhs for the best Environmental Sustainability idea at the ISB iDiya boot camp.
India Carbon Outlook partners with 1st Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit India 2010
Date(s): September 07-08, 2010
India Carbon Outlook collaborates with the 1st Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit India 2010 for a media partnership.
India Carbon Outlook partners with India Carbon Market Conclave
Date(s): September 08-09, 2010
India Carbon Outlook collaborates with the India Carbon Market Conclave 2010 for a media partnership.
India Carbon Outlook partners with Renewcon India 2010
Date(s): August 26-27, 2010, Mumbai India
India Carbon Outlook collaborates with the Renewcon 2010 for a media partnership.
Roselin Dey selected as an International Climate Champion 2010
Roselin Dey from the India Carbon Outlook team of cKinetics was selected as an International Climate Champion by the British Council in partnership with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
India Carbon Outlook announces “Sustain Ability: Leadership through Ideas” Contest
Date(s): August 18- September 18, 2010
India Carbon Outlook presents the “Sustain Ability: Leadership through Ideas" Contest to select two individuals who can mobilize communities with their ideas for sustainability. This contest will give them a platform to showcase their talent as well as reach the correct audience to influence change.
Apr - Jun 2010
India Inc makes a splash with water saving initiatives- The Financial Express
June 07, 2010
It's prudent to look at not only carbon, but also pressure points beyond carbon and address environmental sustainability as a whole, says Upendra Bhatt, managing director at cKinetics, a low-carbon venture accelerator.
Thrust to global supply chain sustainability initiatives by 2011- The Indian Textile Journal
cKinetics has come out with a report “Exporting Textiles: March to Sustainability” that maps supply chain sustainability initiatives by global brands and retailers in their textile procurement process.
India Carbon Outlook partners with Green Solutions J&K
Date(s): May 25-26, 2010, Srinagar India
India Carbon Outlook collaborates with the Green Solutions J&K 2010 for a media partnership.
'The Emerging Voice' Sustainability Blogging Competition Winners Announced- Global Reporting Initiative
May 18, 2010
Roselin Dey from India Carbon Outlook announced as a winner of the 2010 ‘Emerging Voice’ Sustainability Blogging Competition by The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and invited to attend the Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency.
Mapping Global Supply Chain Sustainability in the Textile Industry- Industry Week
April 30, 2010
A new report, release on April 29 by cKinetics, maps supply chain sustainability initiatives by global brands and retailers in their textile procurement process.
Jan- Mar 2010
India Carbon Outlook partners with Chemozale 2010
Date(s): March 26-27, 2010, Ahmedabad India
India Carbon Outlook collaborates with the Chemozale 2010 for a media partnership.