Nov 2021 – PDM: Environmental, Social and Governance
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November 13, 2021 @ 4:45 pm IST - 7:00 pm ISTFree
16:45 – 17:00: Virtual Networking
17:00 – 17:05: Welcome by ISACA Chennai Chapter
17:05 – 17:25: Monthly News Round-up
17:25 – 17:35: Chapter Updates and Speaker Introduction
17:35 – 19:00: Environmental, Social & Governance by Spandan Shah and Gowtham Vijayraj GreenAlytics
Brief Synopsis of the talk
- ESG – Background and Introduction
- ESG in the news
- ESG developments in India
- ESG Business case for Indian companies
- ESG Reporting and its importance
- ESG reporting frameworks
- General pain points that companies face today
- What’s evolving?
Speaker Introduction: Spandan Shah and Gowtham
Spandan Shah is an ESG and a value chain management professional. He has 10 years experience in helping multinationals and PE houses design and implement value chain models, particularly during strategic events like M&A deals, international expansions, and business reorganisations. He has recently completed his MBA from Imperial College, London (class of 2021) where he specialised in strategy, climate change and sustainability. His focus areas include ESG reporting, circular economy, decarbonisation, and sustainable business transformations. Spandan is also the founder of GreenAlytics, a technology solution aimed at helping organisations manage their ESG analytics and reporting requirements.
Gowtham Vijayraj is a management professional with extensive experience in handling products from concept to launch. He has worked with Accenture in India as Domain Lead for 5 years. His expertise is in product development, product operations, user experience, business strategy and product management. He has recently worked with a London based tech start-up as a Product Manager to devise a new ML product from 0 to 1. He recently completed his MBA from Imperial College London (Class of 2021) and assumes the role of Product Lead at GreenAlytics.