Centre for Financial Accountability in partnership with Indo-German Centre for Sustainability, IIT-Madras and Climate Trends presents its 4th edition of Energy Finance Conference India.

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Day 1:

Keynote speaker: Ajay Shankar

Distinguished Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), and former Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Govt of India

Topic: Contours of India’s Net Zero Ambition

Ajit Pandit

Founder Director, Idam Infrastructure Advisory Pvt Ltd

Topic: Where are we on RE and Storage?

Ashwini Chitnis

Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment

Topic: What’s ailing the power distribution sector?

Shuboday Ganta

Vice-President – Power & Utilities, Ernst & Young

Topic: Trends in financial flows in energy sector, post the pandemic

Sathya Narahyana

DGM, Renewables Business, Larsen & Toubro

Topic: New Frontiers of Utility Scale Solar

Ashok Rao

Former President, All India Power Engineers Federation

Topic: Challenges faced by PSUs in Energy sector

Swathi Seshadri

Team Lead – Energy, CFA

Topic: Financiers of Oil & Gas sector in India

Vibhuti Garg

Director, South Asia – IEEFA

Topic: Global shift in investments from fossil fuels

Gaurav Dwivedi

Director – Research, CFA

Topic: Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds in Energy Sector

Soumya Dutta

Convener of South Asian People’s Action on Climate Crisis

Topic: Energy Market in India

Sagar Asapur

Sustainable Finance, Climate Risk Horizon

Topic: Financing and de-risking mechanisms for India’s energy sector

Day 2:

Kankana Das

Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment

Topic: Prospects of ESG from a governance perspective

Shantanu Srivastava

Energy Finance Analyst, IEEFA

Topic: ESG & India’s Ambitious RE targets


Sr. Program Associate, CFA

Topic: ESG in the context of mandatory Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies

Srinivasan Viswanathan

CEO – Vibrant Energy Holdings

Topic: Infrastructure for the next generation technologies in Energy sector

Dattatraya Nimbolkar

Chief internal auditor and company secretary, Praj Industries Ltd.

Topic: Financial Challenges in Bio-energy Sector

Sebastian Morris

Professor, Goa Institute of Management

Topic: Designing Electricity Markets for India -Key Considerations

Ramya MA

WRI transport

Topic: India’s pathway to a climate-resilient, low-carbon Transport sector

Ranjit Gadgil

Director – Programs, Parisar

Topic: Sustainable Transport – Looking beyond Electric Vehicles

Ravi Gadepalli

Consultant World Bank & The International Association of Public Transport – UITP

Topic: Financing Sustainable Public Transport

Utkarsh Patel

Associate Fellow (Climate Change and Energy Transition), CSEP

Topic: Financing Climate Change Adaptation in India

Rohit Azad

Assistant Professor of Economics, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, JNU

Topic: The Indian Green Deal

Ashwini Swain

Centre for Policy Research

Topic: Domestic Energy Targets and their Implications for Net-Zero