Day 3
Start Date: 
Friday, December 14, 2012 - 10:00 to 16:00
Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore

On the final day, conference delegates welcomed former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, who shared his beliefs about the importance of providing urban amenities in rural areas. Peter Kenmore of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Dr. Michael Porter of Deakin University, Mr. Matthew Tukaki of the UN Global Compact Network, Australia Mr. Pooran Pandey at the conference , Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water; Mr. Bhaskar Bhat, MD of Tata’s Titan Industries; Mr. Shishir Joshipura, MD of SKF India, Mr. Richard Weingarten of Intellecap and Dr. Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor, Amrita University also spoke about sustainable development.

The closing day saw presentations from leading Indian companies, TCS and Infosys. While the TCS representative detailed energy audits, onsite renewable energy generation, renewable energy procurement from third parties, server consolidation and virtualization to save energy, rain water harvesting, drip irrigation system and sewage treatment plants on its campuses, printer log tracking, e-offer letters and a green procurement policy, the Infosys representative also supplemented his presentation with actual numbers.