S o far, environmental protection has been considered to be a ‘matter of public interest’ and dealt with by government agencies. However, most environmental damage is caused by the manufacturing, usage and consumption of industrial products. Consequently, this raises the question to what extent corporate organizations should take responsibility in environmental conservation. Who will (or should) be the first mover – business, government or the people? And are business leaders equipped to spearhead this unprecedented transformation? In the upcoming edition of In Conversations With The Mystic, Seemantinee Khot, Head of Suzlon Foundation, Suzlon Group of Companies, and Claude Fromageot, Director of Sustainable Development of Yves Rocher Group and Director of Yves Rocher Foundation explore ‘The Business of Environment’ with Sadhguru.

After heading several manufacturing divisions within the Yves Rocher Group, Claude Fromageot led the Group R&D team of 150 botany and cosmetology researchers for 13 years. In 2011, he was appointed Director of Sustainable Development of Yves Rocher Group and Director of Yves Rocher Foundation . He is also the vice-president of the European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks, represents the industry in the Cosmetic Committee on Safety Standard of Health Product and is a passionate violinist.

Seemantinee Khot currently heads Suzlon Foundation , the CSR arm of the Suzlon Group of companies, the world’s fifth largest wind turbine manufacturer by cumulative installed capacity of over 18,000 MW in 28 countries. Seemantinee has over two decades of experience in the development sector. She is a champion of Inclusive Growth and Participatory Development. Her focus has been and remains on increasing engagement of marginalized communities in planning and implementation of development programs so that there is equity and justice.

We invite you to be a part of this unique conversation on 19th February at 9.30 AM GMT (3 PM IST), on our live web-stream. The online audience will have the opportunity to post questions that will be answered by Sadhguru and the guests.


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