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Upcoming meeting Green Drinks Mumbai


Our meetings are always on the first Wednesday of the month, from 8 pm till 10 pm at a location in Lower Parel.

6th January 2016

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 www.linkedin.com/in/prasadmodak for Dr Modak's detailed profile.



>>About Green Drinks Mumbai 

Green Drinks is a network for everyone in Mumbai who wants to stay in touch with fellow sustainability professionals and enthusiasts, across industries - including corporates, entrepreneurs, academics, government representatives and students.

Can't stay updated about the rapid developments in sustainability across industries? 
Looking for folk with varied expertise to grow your initiative or business? 
Feel like spending some quality time with people who get what you do for a living?

Join us at our monthly Green Drinks Mumbai chapter meet-ups: 1.5 hours, informative and inspiring opening talk, plenty of people and a joint passion for the environment!

Our network is part of 600+ Green Drinks chapters around the globe. The Green Drinks movement (www.greendrinks.org) is a self-organising network that is meant to be simple and unstructured.

Connect with us: 
LinkedIn: Green Drinks Mumbai
Facebook: Green Drinks Mumbai
Website: greendrinksmumbai.blogspot.com

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 


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Previous meetings

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

@Aditya Birla Finance Limited & the White Owl (Lower Parel)

Opening talk by Mr. Balasubramanian Viswanathan (Associate Vice President – Technology and Strategic Partnerships at GIBSS - Green India Building Systems and Services). Preceded by a short presentation about Green Buildings by the organisers, Mr. Viswanathan introduced the group to the challenges and opportunities in attempting to create zero energy buildings. He also detailed the working and application of geosink technology. This was followed by a very lively debate with the group on various energy topics and on the contribution of technology versus changes in behaviour towards creating a sustainable future.

Wednesday 4th November 2015

@Aditya Birla Finance Limited & the White Owl (Lower Parel)

Opening talk by Mr. Tony Henshaw (Chief Sustainability Officer, Aditya Birla Group). Animated session where Tony highlighted how the Aditya Birla Group has come up with a different model for integrating sustainability into business. He also discussed the importance of the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris (the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP 21) and what they will mean for India.

Wednesday 7th October 2015

@Cafe Free India, Lower Parel

Opening talk by Mr. Madhav Pai (Director - India, The WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities) gave a talk around Smart Sustainable Mobility. In a highly interactive session Mr. Pai shared with us how the sustainable transport and urban planning projects they worked on changed traffic, air quality and the livability of the city.

Wednesday 2nd September 2015

@Aditya Birla Finance Limited & the White Owl (Lower Parel)

Opening talk by Anna Warrington from Forum for the Future on their futures technique. In front of a full house, Anna presented the technique and illustrated it with very instructive, entertaining and sometimes confrontational examples from their daily practice. The afterhours networking in the White Owl saw lively debates on the role of CSR as well as interesting (re)new(ed) connections between the corporates, consultants, designers, researchers and NGO's present.

Wednesday 1st July 2015

@ the White Owl (Lower Parel))

Opening talk by our own Rutuja Tendolar on Sustainability in Finance, giving the group a great quick course in what sustainability in finance means, how and where it is used and what the status of developments is in the field. The group was small but very excited to meet after a long time and with the new concept with the opening talk.

20th October 2012

We had a nice meetup last Saturday in Cocoa Cafe in Bandra. Topics included teaching moleculair biology, educational environments, whether organic food is actually sustainable, air quality measurements, LED solar lighting, and many others that I missed. Hope to have such a great response next month too! The group unanimously decided to hold next meetings on Saturday evenings to allow office people from other parts of town to join in.

17th October, 2012


13th September 2012

The first meeting after a very long gap was small but interesting.

April 2011

We were featured in Mid Day.....


28th March 2011

On a balmy Monday evening, in anticipation of the upcoming "Cricket Blockbuster" a motley bunch of professionals met up at the Mumbai Times Cafe over wine, nimboo paani, beer and loads of pleasanteries. There were the eco-entrepreneurs who dazzled with their confidence and ideas; the finance guys with their air of perceptible change at walking the talk; the cheeky green consultants with oodles of wit; and photographers, advertising professionals, MBA students and the like....

Conversation flowed freely from the vision of a solar-powered REWA to importing green power from Nepal... Our second meet in the Green Drinks, Mumbai chapter set off in style our endeavour of creating a microcosm of a professional community, committed to doing things differently....

Join us for our next meet towards the end of April and in the meanwhile, Chak De India.....!!!!!!

24th February 2011

The first meet of Green Drinks, Mumbai saw a gathering of over 20 people or so, some of whom actively dabbled in sustainability or related fields while others represented the curious/the interested/the supporters. As an introductory meet, we wanted to keep the evening low on agenda and high on fun. However, for our forthcoming initiative, we want to structure the focus of networking around an activity. So in case of any suggestions or enquiries, do contact us. In the meanwhile, join our Facebook page and we'll keep you updated on when we are meeting next.