Friday, 18 December 2015

January 6th Meetup - Green Drinks Mumbai

This session will begin with a talk by Dr. Prasad Modak (Executive President of Environmental Management Centre LLP, Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) at IL&FS Ltd, Dean of IL&FS Academy for Applied Development). Dr. Modak will give a critical review of sustainability reporting in terms of usefulness. He will address how target audiences can be served and involved better to reach the original goals of reporting in the future, using case studies.

Date _____Wednesday, 6th January, 2016
Time _____8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Agenda ___20 minute opening talk (by Dr. Modak)
_________ Q&A
_________Networking time
_________Post 10 pm, optional drinks@ ‘The White Owl’
_________Ground floor, Tower 2, One IndiaBulls Centre
Venue____Training Room @ Aditya Birla Finance Limited
_________14th floor
_________One IndiaBulls Centre, Tower 1
_________841, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road,
_________Mumbai - 4000 13
Contact___Pavithra @ + 91 981 9494 182
_________Carolien @ + 91 9619 233 429
_________(Coordinators, Green Drinks Mumbai)

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!


>>About the Talk and the Speaker


Sustainability reporting provides increased knowledge on the sustainability related efforts taken by a company, but it has not yet changed the behaviour of investors, R&D and product designers and the regulators. The content of sustainability reports is also being questioned in terms of its usefulness. Dr. Modak will highlight these and some of the other concerns in sustainability reporting, examine the emerging trends in reporting and share case studies where sustainability reporting seems to work.


Dr. Modak is Executive President of Environmental Management Centre LLP. He is also Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) at IL&FS Ltd and Dean of IL&FS Academy for Applied Development.

Dr. Modak has worked with almost all key UN, multi-lateral and bi-lateral developmental institutions in the world. Apart from Government of India and various State Governments, Dr. Modak’s advice is sought by Governments of Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Mauritius, Thailand and Vietnam. Dr. Modak has been invited by several international agencies, public bodies, professional journals and Governments to serve as a Jury and a Reviewer. He has authored and executed more than 400 consulting reports and trained more than 6000 professionals across the World.

Prasad Modak is an Alumni of IIT Bombay and holds Doctor of Environmental Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. Dr. Modak was Professor at Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay between 1984-1995. Currently, he is back at IIT Bombay as Professor (Adjunct) at the Centre for Technology Alternatives in Rural Areas.

Visit for Dr Modak's detailed profile.