Held on October 4, at Jio Convention Centre, Bandra- Kurla Complex in Mumbai, the Realty+ Harit Bharat Leadership Summit brought together the experts from various industries to ensure some meaningful discussions & to recognise the change makers,
The Realty+ Harit Bharat Leadership Summit & Awards 2023 helped raise awareness around eco solutions with deliberations on some of the topical issues. The event was Powered by Xylo Paints, Co Partner was LIC Housing Finance Ltd and Industry Partners were GBCI, IGBC, GRIHA, IPA.
The first conversation on Climate Change & Development between Sapna Srivastava Editor Realty+, Shabbir Kanchwala, Principal, Global network for Zero, USA and renowned environmentalist Sumaira Abdulali, Convenor, Awaaz Foundation discussed the how development & climate sensitivity can go hand in hand and it’s a matter of having right intention on part of the decision makers.
The first panel discussion was on Corporate ESG Strategy: Quest for Developing a Blueprint. It was moderated by Nitesh Mehrotra, Partner – Sustainability & ESG, EY India. The speakers were Bose Varghese, Senior Director- ESG, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Chhavi Lal, Principal, Perkins Eastman, Mumbai, Dr. Mala Singh, Board Of Director, USA, Executive Director – India, ESG & Carbon Services & Founder & CMD, PEC Greening India Group, Dr. Pradeep Panigrahi, Head - Corporate Sustainability, Larsen & Toubro, Dr. Sunita Purushottam, Head – Sustainability, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. The speakers were of the view that in addition to environment, there is a rising focus on social and governance aspect of ESG nowadays which is a positive development.
The next session had Kannan Krishnamurthy, Director, Xylo Paints sharing a meaningful narrative on durable buildings with longer life span. In conversation with Sapna Srivastava, Editor Realty+, he shared that the new paint technology emables no requirement pof sanding the surface that causes dust which is harmful to health & environment and also requires no primer, which means lesser use of resources.
The next panel discussion deliberating on Commercial Real Estate: Mission Net Zero was moderated by Mili Majumdar, Senior Vice President. U.S. Green Building Council Ltd. And the speakers were– Anubhav Saxena, Dy. General Manager - ESG & Sustainability, Decarbonisation, Data Analytics, K Raheja Corp, Deepa Parekh, Sustainability Coach, Net Zero Education Expert, Isha Anand, Associate Director, RMZ Corp, Karandeep Singh Nanda, Head - Operations, West Region, Embassy Services Pvt. Ltd., Khurshed Gandhi, Managing Director, Strategic Consulting, Cushman & Wakefield India. The panel concurred that the need for data and metrics to measure results was critical if were to aim for mission net zero.
The next session on Building Green Housing: Thinking Out Of Box Technologies that was chaired by Dhwani Talati-Padiyar, Director, CBRE SE Asia, Head-ESG & Sustainability, Technical Due Diligence had experts Dr. Amit Chaudhari, Associate Director, Head MEP & Infrastructure KPM Design Services Pvt Ltd. Hardik Pandit, Director, Apices Design Studio Pvt Ltd, Sameer Sinha, Director, Savvy Infrastructure Pvt Ltd., Sonali Dhopte, BIM Consultant and Technical Director, Excelize, Tejwant Navalkar, Executive Director, DFX Systems Pvt Ltd. They were unanimous on the critical role of technology in achieving sustainability and stated the the consumers should demand green feature in a housing project.
Deliberating on the subject of Eco-friendly Construction Materials – For Building A Better Tomorrow moderator Deben Moza, Sr. Executive Director Head of Project Management Services, Knight Frank (India) Pvt. Ltd. and the expert speakers Anagha Paranjape-Purohit, Partner, VK:e environmental LLP, Pune Trustee, Sustainability Initiatives, Ashish Rakheja, Managing Partner, AEON Integrated Building Design Consultants LLP, Pankaj Dharkar, Founder-President – Pankaj Dharkar & Associates (PDA), Rakesh Bhatia Sr. Vice President, Ecofirst, Shabnam Bassi, Deputy CEO-cum-Secretary & Treasurer, GRIHA Council. They shared that while eco friendly products are now widely available, it is the lifestyle changes on part of the people that will make a real difference.
The final panel discussion of the Summit on Brands Going Green: Scaling Up Eco-Centric Products & Solutions moderated by Gurmit Singh Arora, Chairman - CII-IGBC, MD – Rajco Group, & National President, IPA had the panel of industry experts such as Aditi Kulkarni, Associate Director – Sustainability, Buro Happold India, Arpita Roy Luthra, Head Marketing – Boards & Panels, Everest Industries Ltd, Raja Mukherjee, Head - Business Group and Sr.Vice President - Lighting Business, Panasonic, Shibani Jain- Founder & CEO Baaya Design, Sourabh Bansal, Co-founder and Managing Director, Magicrete. They were of the view that in current times, the sustaible product make a business sense as that what the need of the hour is.
The enlightening discussions, candid conversations and meaningful deliberations were followed by the glittering evening of awards presentations to the climate warriors. The winners were:
Harit Bharat - Project Award
Emami Realty for Emami Business Bay
And PS Group for Emperador
And RMZ Corp for The Skyview
Harit Bharat Projects - IT PARK
DivyaSree Developers for DivyaSree Avance
And Genesis Planners Pvt. Ltd. for Aparna Technopolis
And SimplexInfra Technopark LLP for Imagine Techpark
Harit Bharat Projects – Residential
PS Group for The Reserve
And Sunteck Realty Ltd for Sunteck City - 4th Avenue
And Tulsa Group for Tulsa Revanta
Harit Bharat Projects - Mixed-Use
Orbit Group for Orbit Urban Park
And Provident Housing Limited for Provident Ecopolitan
And Signatureglobal (India) Limited for Signature Global Park
Harit Bharat Projects - Industrial/Warehousing Award
IndoSpace Development Management Pvt. Ltd. for IndoSpace, Oragadam I phase II, Industrial Park
And Welspun One Logistics Parks for Welspun One Logistics Parks – Bhiwandi
Harit Bharat - Interior Decor Award
Walplast Products Pvt. Ltd. for Self-Curing Plaster
Harit Bharat Products
Harit Bharat Construction Materials
HIL LTD for Birla Aerocon AAC Blocks
NUVOCO VISTAS CORPORATION LIMITED
Saint-Gobain India Pvt Ltd – Glass
Tata Steel for Tata Ezyfit
Harit Bharat Technology - Water Technologies Award
Huliot Pipes & Fittings Private Limited
Harit Bharat Awareness - Realty Firms
Asset Homes Pvt. Ltd.
And House of Hiranandani for Rhyme for Earth
Harit Bharat Awareness - Manufacturing Companies
Harit Bharat Projects - Resort'
Ponni & Oscar + Rahul Architects for Sandyy Waves, RCS Beach Resort, Havelock Island
Harit Bharat ESG Excellence Award
And Godrej Properties Limited
And DLF Ltd. Commercial for DLF Cybercity Hyderabad
Harit Bharat Design – Architecture
Ponni & Oscar + Rahul Architects for Telangana State Secretariat
Harit Bharat Waste Management Award for Resource
Signatureglobal (India) Limited
And Joyville Shapoorji Housing Pvt. Ltd
Harit Bharat Community Initiative Award
The Ramco Cements Limited
Harit Bharat Women Achiever in Sustainability Award
Isha Anand, Associate Director – Development Management, RMZ Corp
Harit Bharat Business Leader Award
Amit Grover, Executive Director, DLF Office Business
And Pradeep Kumar Aggarwal, Founder & Chairman, Signatureglobal (India) Limited
Harit Bharat Young Leader Award
Mihir Menda, Founder, Social Housing Initiative, UrbanUp & Board Member & Head of Transformation, RMZ Corp
Harit Bharat Lifetime Achievement Award
Sameer Sinha, Founder & MD, Savvy Group
Harit Bharat ESG Leader Award
K Jayakumar, Sr. Managing Director - Executive Board, RMZ Corp
See the Full Conclave at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dn1N7onrAg
Watch the Awards Ceremony at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhkilEbWI8s