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‘The Sustainability 100+ Dialogues 2021’ – Karnataka Roundtable

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Efficient waste management is the need of the hour, and Karnataka is leading by example on how states can manage their segregation and disposal methods to create a circular economy. With a conscious focus on ensuring recycling, reusing, and eliminating waste, the state has built a restorative economic model and significantly improved resource efficiency.

NITI Aayog’s SDG Index 2019 ranked the state as a front-runner for its robust waste management strategies and innovative ways to boost a circular economy.

Hence, the fourth edition of our Champion States Series will recognise Karnataka’s tireless efforts in developing a successful circular economy. The series will delve into how Karnataka is reducing packaging waste through robust programmes and effective policies. The discussion will also highlight Karnataka’s implementation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and shed light on the state’s efforts in preserving natural resources as well.

Key Discussion Points

  • Implementation of SDGs in Karnataka.
  • Sustainable development strategies for minimising waste.
  • Zero Waste Kumta and its effort to conserve natural resources.
  • Lessons from Karnataka to develop a circular economy.
  • Karnataka's first recycled plastic house.
  • Adoption of reduce, reuse, recycle (3Rs).
  • Karnataka State Urban Solid Waste Management (SWM) Policy-2020 and the Urban Solid Waste Management Strategy-2020.
  • Zero-waste initiative ‘Namma Kasa Namma Javabdhari’.

Who should attend

  • Policymakers
  • Changemakers
  • Corporates
  • NGOs
  • Sustainability Champions
  • Academicians


  • Mr.TV Mohandas Pai,

    Mr.TV Mohandas Pai,

    Padma Shri Awardee and current Chairman,Manipal Global Education

  • Mr. Vineet Sharma

    Mr. Vineet Sharma,

    Vice-President, Marketing and New Business Development - South Asia, AB InBev

  • Dr. Sameer Joshi,

    Dr. Sameer Joshi,

    Honorary Treasurer Governing Council Indian Plastics Institute and Senior Member Society of Plastic Engineers USA

  • Ms. Vibha Dhawan

    Ms. Vibha Dhawan,

    Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

  • Mr. Andrew Almack

    Mr. Andrew Almack,

    CEO, Plastics for change

  • Ms. Bhargavi S. Rao

    Ms. Bhargavi S. Rao

    Environment Support Group, Trustee

  • Mr. R.S Sodhi,

    Mr. R.S Sodhi,

    MD, Amul

  • Mr. Ashish Bhandari

    Mr. Ashish Bhandari,

    Managing Director & CEO of Thermax Group