The Climate Group wins the Parivartan Sustainability Leadership award

17 October 2014

NEW DELHI: The Climate Group has just won India's prestigious Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Award in the Industry Compass category, “in recognition of the efforts to encourage leadership on climate change by catalyzing actions for promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy in the country”.

The important prize was awarded during the 4th Annual Sustainable Business Leadership Forum, held in New Delhi yesterday.

Organized by Sustainability Outlook, the biggest forum in India where corporate sustainability businesses can discuss their successes and concerns, the prize is also designed to identify and show leading businesses balancing industry and resource conservation through innovative industry initiatives.

At the awards ceremony, the jury encouraged innovative start-ups to continue developing bold, stimulating ideas and emphasized the need for self-driven ideologies in sustainable development. They also stimulated "out of the box thinkers" to come forward and help build our future sustainable economy.

Suresh Prabhu, MP and former Federal Cabinet Minister of Industry, Energy, Environment of Government of India, was the special guest for the award ceremony. “All these nominations and finalists are proof of the fact that India has superb potential and a bright future in building a sustainable economy,” he said to the industry experts and think tanks gathered for the ceremony.

Krishnan Pallassana, India Director, The Climate Group, and Aditi Dass, India Program Director, The Climate Group, were invited onstage to receive the award. “It's immensely rewarding and gratifying that all our hard work of all these years got acknowledged,” underlined Aditi Dass. “Our Bijli - Clean Energy for All and our LED street lighting program have made some great achievements, and it’s wonderful to get acknowledged through this award”.

The nomination for the award included big organizations like the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Institute for Chartered Accounts India, GIZ and the Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy. All were evaluated by judging their uniqueness, materiality and integration by a jury of five industry experts.

By Anisha Laming

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