SDG Pioneers 2020

SDG Pioneers 2020

15th December 2020 , @ 09.00 AM

Global Compact Network India recognizes Mr. Sumant Sinha, CMD, ReNew Power Pvt. Ltd. for championing the Sustainable Development Goals

Global Compact Network India is proud to recognize and announce Mr. Sumant Sinha, CMD, ReNew Power Pvt. Ltd. India’s SDG Pioneer 2020 — a business leader who is championing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and inspiring others to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Network is proud to recognize Mr. Sumant Sinha as its SDG Pioneer. He founded ReNew Power in 2011 with the vision to transform India’s energy landscape and contribute to the battle against climate change. Since then he is responsible for the exponential growth of the organisation which is today India’s 2nd largest renewable energy producer with an aggregate portfolio of 10+ GW and generates 1% of India’s total annual electricity and in doing so helps mitigate 0.5% of carbon emissions annually. His efforts have led to lighting up 13 million homes in India through clean power thereby mitigating a total of 25 million tonnes of carbon emissions, contributing to a better planet.

Mr. Sinha is also responsible for running a robust CSR programme through his organisation that impacts 250,000 lives across 171 villages through digital literacy and better academic environment for children, entrepreneurial training and support for rural women, scholarships for talented youth and provision of safe drinking water.

Mr. Sinha has set up CoE for clean energy and environment at IIT Delhi, India’s premium academic institution, to sensitize the youth about the environment and foster research efforts in clean energy. He has also authored a book “Fossil Free” that chronicles the history of energy transitions and over hundred opinion articles published in national and international media. He is a prolific speaker at top forums like the Climate Week NYC, Economist SDG Summit, WEF Annual Meet at Davos where he has contributed to the narrative on the necessity of reducing GHG emissions and shared the India energy transition story.

As the winner of the national round, Mr. Sumant Sinha will now compete in the global round along with other candidates for the title of 2020 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers. The global winners will be announced in January 2021 in New York.

About the SDG Pioneers Programme

As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact works with companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact guides and supports the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices. With more than 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 70 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.

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  • Theme :

    SDG Pioneers 2020

  • Day & Date :

    Tue, 15th December, 2020

  • Time :

    09:00 AM

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