Sustainability is the ability of businesses to co-exist with the environment while being profitable.  It has far-reaching consequences and is a major issue for citizens and governments. The present decade is touted as the decade of huge focus on climate change and sustainability. Investors, corporates, and governments are all looking to work towards driving innovations in this area.  Many companies have taken on sustainability targets. Entrepreneurs have also been in action in this space but face their own unique and varied struggles.

The summit will aim to focus on startups working to make global sustainability targets real and achievable for corporates and industries. It will address environment-focused goals from the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals –

  1. Clean Water & Sanitation
  2. Affordable Clean Energy
  3. Responsible Consumption and Production
  4. Sustainable Cities
  5. Climate Action

Issues where intervention is needed to support these startups

  1. Viable Business Models and therefore
  2. Funding Needs & more

Who will participate – Start-ups, Investors, Experts, Policy Makers, Senior Successful Entrepreneurs in inspiration and mentor leadership roles.

Expected Impact:

  1. Benefits for Startups
    1. Knowledge sharing, creating awareness, gaining access to trends and best practices
    2. Opportunity to network and to strike business alliances
  2. Benefits for Investors (VCs) – Platform to spot promising start-ups and nurture young entrepreneurs. Curated startups will present their pitches to Investors

Agenda Topics:

  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Sustainable Alternate Foods
  • Climate Resilience
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Electric Vehicle Panel
  • Investor Panel

and many more…

(TiE Sustainability Summit 2021: TSS 2021 aims at creating awareness about the importance of integrating the Sustainable Development Goals with entrepreneurship. The pandemic made us more aware of the need to orchestrate a sustainable recovery while delivering more ambitious commitments to protect nature and ensure a climate-safe future)

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Supporting Partners

Committee Members

Karthik Chandrasekar
Sangam Ventures

Mark Kahn
Managing Partner,

Dr. Miniya Chatterji
CEO, Sustain Labs,
Professor, SciencesPo Paris

Nayani Nasa
Senior Manager– Startup Engagement Strategy & LEAD – Target Accelerator Program,
Target Corporation India

Ragini Chaudhary
Director Strategic Initiatives,
Caspian Impact (Caspian Debt)

Ravi S Kanniganti
Director – Accelerators & Global Innovations,
Target Corporation India

Sanjoy Sanyal
Senior Advisor,

Smita Mishra
Founder/ CEO,
Fandoro Technologies Pvt Ltd

Subinder Khurana


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