Principal Knowledge Partner
Amity University London, housed in a Grade 1 listed heritage building, is located in the academic Bloomsbury area of Central London, within a short distance from top institutions like London School of Economics, University College London, and famous landmarks like Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street.

Amity University [in] London has been reviewed by Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), UK and has been granted the ‘Highly Trusted Sponsor’ status by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). It offers internationally recognised degrees at both under and post-graduate levels including MBA, BA (Hons)-Business Studies and B.Sc (Hons)-Computing.

It is part of Amity Education Group, a leading research-driven education group established over 2 decades ago by the Foundation of the Chauhan Family. Amity Education Group is home to over 125,000 brilliant students pursuing more than 250 Programmes in 60 diverse disciplines across Pre-nursery to Ph.D.

Today the Group comprises of 8 Universities; 18 schools and 11 international campuses across India, Singapore, Dubai, New York, California, Mauritius, China, Abu Dhabi, South Africa, besides London.

Platinum Sponsor
Bank of Baroda Founded in 1908 by Maharaja Sir Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III, Bank of Baroda is a top notch Public Sector Bank with a business of more than Rs.10.46 trillion and network of 5000+ branches of which 105 overseas branches / offices are located in 24 countries excluding india spanning across Europe, US, Africa, Asia and Australia.

It is one of the earliest Public Sector Banks to diversify its business through a strong network of various subsidiaries like BOBCARDS Ltd., BOB Capital Markets Ltd., and joint ventures viz.India First Life Insurance Co. Ltd. & Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Co. Ltd. Nurturing enduring relationships with all its stakeholders since 1908 is a reflection of Bank’s commitment to fuelling inclusive growth, fulfilling entrepreneurial dreams and meeting aspirations of generations around the globe. To make Banking experience more engaging and convenient, Bank has constantly reinvented its host of products, services and facilities. The bank has crossed the Rs.10 trillion business as on 31/03/2015. Is reckoned as the biggest Public Sector Bank after State Bank of India. Bank of Baroda has always adopted a customer centric approach and innovative ways for delivery of speedy and effective service to our customers through its 25000+ touch points including Branches, ATMs, E-lobbies, Retail Loan Factories, SME Loan Factories, Agri. Loan Factories and Corporate Financial Services.

Gold Sponsors
Thomson Reuters Risk Management Solutions bring together trusted information, managed services, software and expertise ­– an unrivaled combination that helps manage customer, third party, compliance, enterprise and financial risk along with corporate governance and internal controls. With the power of Thomson Reuters behind you, you can confidently anticipate and act on risks – and make decisions that accelerate business performance.

National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd. (NBCC), is a blue-chip Government of India Navratna Enterprise under the Ministry of Urban Development, with consolidated revenue of INR 5000 Crore. Listed with both the Stock Exchanges, the company?s unique business model has today, made it stand out as a leader in its own right in the construction sector with more than INR 20000 Crore Order Book in hand and counting.

Certified with ISO 9001:2008 from the Bureau of Indian Standards in respect of Project Management & Consultancy, the Company?s present areas of operations are categorized into three main segments, i.e. (i) Project Management Consultancy (PMC), (ii) Real Estate Development & (iii) EPC Contracting,

Banking Partner
YES BANK, India’s fifth largest private sector Bank with a pan India presence across all 29 states and 7 Union Territories of India, headquartered in the Lower Parel Innovation District (LPID) of Mumbai, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder Rana Kapoor and its top management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian Bank catering to the future businesses of India. YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers. It has a knowledge driven approach to banking, and offers a superior customer experience for its retail, corporate and emerging corporate banking clients. YES BANK is steadily evolving as the Professionals’ Bank of India with the long term mission of “Building the Best Quality Bank of the World in India” by 2020.

Silver Partners
New India Assurance Co Ltd, today, is a 100 % Govt owned multinational general insurance company operating in 27 countries and headquartered at Mumbai, India. Our global business crossed Rs.16000 Cr. . Founded by Sir Dorabji Tata in 1919, we have been market leaders in India in non-life business for more than 40 years. Our Indian business touched Rs 13209 Cr in 2014-15. We are the only direct insurer in India rated A-(Excellent – Stable outlook) by AM Best. "CRISIL has reaffirmed its ' AAA/STABLE ' rating on The New India Assurance Company Limited indicating that the company has the Highest degree of Financial strength to honor its Policyholders obligations"

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) is a multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. It is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) of the Government of India, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. It is India's largest oil and gas exploration and production company. It produces around 69% of India's crude oil (equivalent to around 30% of the country's total demand) and around 62% of its natural gas.

GVK is a leading Indian conglomerate with diversified interests across various sectors including energy, resources, airports, transportation, hospitality and life sciences. It has taken pioneering initiatives across many sectors that it operates in and has overcome every challenge to provide reliable infrastructure to contribute to the country’s growth. GVK’s greatest strength is its highly experienced and proficient in-house talent pool. GVK’s collaboration with global infrastructure leaders has brought international expertise to India reflecting excellence and advancement in all its endeavours.

Fiinovation is a pioneer in the development sector, a research based consultancy that specializes in the CSR arena. It is an integrated solution enabler that provides simple solutions that enhances quality across the value chain. It is Asia’s first proposal research laboratory, which takes research on policy drafting and implementation design a step ahead than the others. They have been helping companies engage in value based CSR initiatives aligning the objectives of CSR in line with the business objectives of the companies, both in the value chain and the sustainability mechanism.

Associate Sponsors
Airports Authority of India (AAI) manages a total of 125 Airports, which include 11 International Airports, 08 Customs Airports, 81 Domestic Airports and 25 Civil Enclaves at Defence Airfields. AAI also provides Air Traffic Management Services (ATMS) over entire Indian Air Space and adjoining oceanic areas with ground installations at all Airports and 25 other locations to ensure safety of Aircraft operations.

The Airports at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Calicut, Guwahati, Jaipur, Trivandrum, Kolkata & Chennai, which today are established as International Airports, are open to operations even by Foreign International Airlines. Besides, the International flights, National Flag Carriers operate from Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Varanasi, and Gaya Airports. Not only this but also the Tourist Charters now touch Agra, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna Airports etc. AAI has entered into a Joint Venture at Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Nagpur Airports to upgrade these Airports and emulate the world standards.

United India Insurance Company Limited was incorporated as a Company on 18th February 1938. General Insurance Business in India was nationalized in 1972. 12 Indian Insurance Companies, 4 Cooperative Insurance Societies and Indian operations of 5 Foreign Insurers, besides General Insurance operations of southern region of Life Insurance Corporation of India were merged with United India Insurance Company Limited. After Nationalization United India has grown by leaps and bounds and has 18300 work force spread across 1340 offices providing insurance cover to more than 1 Crore policy holders. The Company has variety of insurance products to provide insurance cover from bullock carts to satellites.

United India has been in the forefront of designing and implementing complex covers to large customers, as in cases of ONGC Ltd , GMR- Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, Mumbai International Airport Ltd Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanam etc. We have been also the pioneer in taking Insurance to rural masses with large level implementation of Universal Health Insurance Programme of Government of India & Vijaya Raji Janani Kalyan Yojana ( covering 45 lakhs women in the state of Madhya Pradesh) , Tsunami Jan Bima Yojana (in 4 states covering 4.59 lakhs of families) , National Livestock Insurance and many such schemes.

British Orchard Nursery takes pride in its commitment to quality. We have earned the ISO 9001:2008 quality certification and have 14 nursery branches across the UAE. At British Orchard Nursery we follow the British National Early Years Curriculum guidelines, focusing on developing early years education through an in-depth planning programme. This is unique to British Orchard Nursery and it offers personal assessment for every child and is measured termly ensuring their needs are met. This process has been praised many times by a variety of educationalists, besides winning us accolades and over ten government awards on quality provision with healthcare and safety.

Our planning and programmes adhere to OFSTED (The British regulatory body) guidelines and with more than 20 years of experience in professional childcare and early childhood education, we opened our first branch in Mankhool, Bur Dubai. Based on our strength and success we have continued our expansion programme with new branches in Bur Dubai, Jumeirah, Silicon Oasis, Media City, Umm Ramool, Al Quoz, Al Nahdah as well as across the UAE in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

Ravin Group established in the year 1950, is one of India's fastest growing business groups. The group comprises companies managing diverse business interests in the power and energy sector. The Ravin Group management board comprises of highly qualified professionals with significant expertise in various markets and have been pioneers of change in the industry.

The Group's values of Sustainability, Integrity and Innovation propel it to perform and excel in all spheres of activity. Ravin Group offers comprehensive solutions across 5 verticals such as Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, EHV & Accessories, Trading, EPC Services in the fields of renewables, cable laying, cable jointing and termination, sub – stations etc.

Petronet LNG Limited, one of the fastest growing world-class companies in the Indian energy sector, has set up the country's first LNG receiving and regasification terminal at Dahej, Gujarat, and another terminal at Kochi, Kerala. While the Dahej terminal has a nominal capacity of 10 MMTPA [equivalent to 40 MMSCMD of natural gas], the Kochi terminal has a capacity of 5 MMTPA [equivalent to 20 MMSCMD of natural gas]. The company is in the process to build a third terminal at Gangavaram, Andhra Pradesh.

Petronet LNG is at the forefront of India's all-out national drive to ensure the country's energy security in the years to come. Formed as a Joint Venture by the Government of India to import LNG and set up LNG terminals in the country, it involves India's leading oil and natural gas industry players. Our promoters are GAIL (India) Limited (GAIL), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL). The authorized capital is Rs. 1,200 crore ($240 million).

Bank of India was founded on 7th September, 1906 by a group of eminent businessmen from Mumbai. The Bank was under private ownership and control till July 1969 when it was nationalised along with 13 other banks.

Beginning with one office in Mumbai, with a paid-up capital of Rs.50 lakh and 50 employees, the Bank has made a rapid growth over the years and blossomed into a mighty institution with a strong national presence and sizable international operations. In business volume, the Bank occupies a premier position among the nationalised banks.

The Bank has 4828 branches in India spread over all states/ union territories including specialized branches. These branches are controlled through 50 Zonal Offices. There are 56 branches/ offices and 5 Subsidaries and 1 joint venture abroad.

Natco Pharma Limited was incorporated in Hyderabad in the year 1981 with an initial investment of INR 3.3 million. With a modest beginning of operations as a single unit with 20 employees, Natco today has five manufacturing facilities spread across India with dedicated modern research laboratories, capabilities in New Drug Development, etc.

Natco family currently consists of more than 3,200 employees, we are consistently ranked among fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in India. Natco is well recognized for its innovation in Pharmaceutical R&D.

DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals is at the forefront of today’s ‘green’ enzymatic technology and process development for both anti-infective and cholesterol-lowering molecules. These molecules are used respectively in the manufacturing process of antibiotics, anti-fungals and other therapeutic products, such as statins. DSP develops, produces and sells raw materials, intermediates, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and Drug Products (DP). DSP is a joint venture between Royal DSM and Sinochem Group, and has more than 140 years of expertise and experience in fermentation technology and the pharmaceuticals industry.

Royal DSM N.V., headquartered in the Netherlands, is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. Sinochem is a global Fortune 500 company and one of China’s key state-owned enterprises. Headquartered in Singapore, DSP has operations in China, India, the Netherlands, Spain and Mexico.

CMC Limited is a leading systems engineering and integration company in India, offering application design, development, testing services and asset-based solutions in niche segments through turnkey projects for mission critical systems. CMC has also been expanding its service presence in international markets offering offshoring advantages and delivering value through service level-based and project scope-based deliveries.

In association with
ICAEW is a world leading professional accountancy organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 144,000 chartered accountants worldwide. We provide qualifications and professional development, share our knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession. As leaders in accountancy, finance and business our members have the knowledge, skills and commitment to maintain the highest professional standards and integrity. Together we contribute to the success of individuals, organisations, communities and economies around the world.

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is constituted under an Act of Parliament i.e. the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 (Act No. 56 of 1980). ICSI is the only recognized professional body in India to develop and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries in India. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India awards the certificate of bestowing the designation of Company Secretary (CS) to a candidate qualifying for the membership of the Institute. It was in 1960 that the Company Law Board started a course in Company Secretaryship leading to the award of Government Diploma in Company Secretaryship.

Aston is a leading university for graduate employment success, ranking consistently in the top 10 for employability for the last 20 years. The University is consistently ranked in the UK's top 40 universities confirming our place amongst the elite. Aston's four Schools offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and also work with the public and private sectors to develop tailored Foundation Degree programmes.

Aston University is based in the centre of Birmingham, home to over 65,000 students and one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities.

In partnership with
The Times Group is a long standing leader in the print business, as well as an emerging leader in all other forms of media, including radio, TV, magazines, out of home, and more. The Group's key brands include The Times of India, the world's largest broadsheet English daily; The Economic Times, India's largest (and the world's second largest) financial daily; Femina, India's largest women's magazine; Filmfare, India's largest English film magazine; Radio Mirchi, India's largest FM radio network; Times Now and ET Now, India's leading English news and business news channels and Zoom, a leading general entertainment channel.

Associate Partners
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) is one of the main Irish accountancy bodies with 5,000 members and students. The CPA designation is the most commonly used designation worldwide for professional accountants and the Institute’s qualification enjoys wide international recognition.

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India would be the preferred source of resources and professionals for the financial leadership of enterprises globally. The Cost and Management Accountant professionals would ethically drive enterprises globally by creating value to stakeholders in the socio-economic context through competencies drawn from the integration of strategy, management and accounting.

Lalcap Ltd is a London based consultancy which specialises in investment opportunities in India, but which also promotes business activity with other areas of the world.
Lalcap’s clients benefit from its expertise in the Indian market gained from a ‘hands on’ involvement in this area over many years. In addition, its clients can benefit from introductions to very senior level contacts across various sectors in private and public enterprises in the UK, India, the Middle East and the Far East. These relationships have been built and nurtured for over a quarter of a century.

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capital's largest independent networking and business support organisation. Representing the interests of thousands of companies, we connect thousands of business people every year and offer our members a wide range of practical and professional services. In addition to hosting over 200 B2B events each year, LCCI provides member-to-member marketing opportunities, unlimited access to legal and HR advice, access to our exclusive central London meeting space and the opportunity to be part of an extensive international trade mission programme.

LCCI also represents the interests of its members to key business stakeholders and influencers in London and further afield across all business sectors.

CIMA is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. Our mission is to help people and businesses to succeed in the public and private sectors.

We have more than 227,000 members and students in 179 countries. They work at the heart of business in industry, commerce and not for profit organisations. We have strong relationships with employers, and sponsor leading research. We constantly update our qualification, professional experience requirements and CPD programme. This ensures that our members and students are first choice for employers who are recruiting financially trained business leaders.

TKYD Founded in 2003, Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD) is a non-profit organization aiming to develop and promote adherence to corporate governance standards and guidelines in Turkey.

Starting from publicly-held to family owned companies, from the state-owned enterprises to civil society organizations, from the sport clubs to economical journalism, conformance with the corporate governance principles is becoming more important as the basic tool for and the basic principle of a fair, transparent, accountable and responsible environment for today's global business world. Over 613 board members and senior executives meet at at TKYD to shape the future implementation of corporate governance practices in Turkey with the task of informing the public to keep abreast of these changes.

The CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment) is the professional body of choice for professionals in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of major financial centres globally. Formed in 1992 by London Stock Exchange practitioners, we have a global community of more than 40,000 members in 121 countries and last year more than 41,000 CISI exams were sat in 73 countries.

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development. We aim to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that, through our qualifications, we prepare accountants for business. We seek to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating our qualifications and their delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.
ACCA works to strengthen a global profession based on the application of consistent standards, which we believe best supports international business and the desire of talented people to have successful, international careers. We champion the needs of small and medium sized business (SMEs) and emerging economies, and promote the value of sustainable business.

Online Media Partner
Responsible Investor is the only dedicated news service reporting on responsible investment, ESG (environmental, social and governance) and sustainable finance issues for institutional investors globally. Launched June 2007, Responsible Investor now has a significant and influential following with thousands of readers worldwide, from investment banks, asset managers and pension funds, to consultants, corporations and non-profits.
Responsible Investor has also established a reputation for high quality events pulling together the latest thinking on responsible, sustainable and ESG investing. Speakers exchange knowledge and debate issues with an engaged audience in an educational environment.

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