05 Apr We must – and can – grow differently says Xynteo’s Subhashini Chandran
Subhashini Chandran, the Managing Director of Xynteo India, provided us with an overview of the day at the Xynteo Exchange/India2022, which took place today (April 05) in Mumbai. She thanked the India2022 host partner TechnipFMC and India2022 founding partners Shell, Hindustan Unilever, Aditya Birla Group, Cyient, GE and TechMahindra for their support.
Describing the Xynteo Exchange/India2022 as a space for new voices that shake-up our echo chambers, she welcomed 300 leaders from India and across the world, representing 150 organisations, from global business, the start-up community, civil society, academia, and policy.
Chandran explained that the India2022 coalition should act as a cross-sector accelerator which scales future fit investment and develops new project interventions. She described how the coalition works across four impact tracks.
In the Energise track, led by Shell and supported by Technip FMC and GE, the coalition focuses on energy access, bio-fuels, rural electrification, waste to energy and hybrid systems. In the Waste & Sanitation track, it is working with Hindustan Unilever to realise the lost value of plastic packaging. In Healthcare, its work with Cyient aims to advance medical diagnostics. While the Sustainable Mining track led by Hindalco aims to advance more sustainable practices in India’s mining sector.
Ms Chandran shared two new developments with the attendees: firstly, that Tata Trusts have signed up as India 2022 founding partners; and secondly that two members of the Advisory Board, namely Renana Jhabvala from Sewa Bharat and Ritu Kumar from the CDC Group, have formed a partnership to train 10,000 young people for green jobs.