RWS 2020


The Fest includes, Film Festivals, Story Telling, Open Mics and so on.. Participation in the FEST is totally free and open to all with prior registration.


Discussion on specific and crucial topics under Citizenship, Entrepreneurship and Partnership led by Subject Matter Experts at Round tables, during Workshops and Mentoring Clinics


Guided Walkathons to see the work in sustainability in our ecosystem. Something that will open your eyes to an unnoticed area of our city!

Featured Video

Sweden Alumni Leaders Conclave India

Opening Plenary Message by Philip Kotler

Social dialogue.. Sustainable collaborations..

Speakers at RISE World Summit 2020

Meet our most valued Speakers

Shishir Jha

Head, Center for Policy Studies at IIT Bombay

Beth Yates

Head of Political, LGBTQ Lead- Mental Health, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Anna Lekvall

Consul General, Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai

Shabnam Siddiqui

Director- CEGET, UN GCNI

Dr. Jyothi Chandiraman

Director Symbiosis School of Economics & Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social Science

Raja Krishna Menon

Film Director

Shireen Vakil

Head, Policy and Advocacy Unit, Tata Trusts

Natasha Majumdar

Network Representative India – Amfori

Adya Sharma

Director at Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS)

Core Committee

Carol Andrade

Dean – St. Pauls Institute and ex-Editor, Afternoon Despatch &Courier

Paula Mariwala

Managing Director – Shahani Group

Natasha Majumdar

Partner & M D – SeedfundAdvisors

Walter Vieira

President – Marketing Advisory Services Group

Anuj Sharma

Founder – AlsisarImpact

Rajendra Ruia

Past President – Rotary Club of Bombay West

Anuradha Bhavnani

Ex. Regional Director – Shell Foundation

Satish Agnihotri

Head (CTARA) – IIT -Bombay

Naresh karmalkar

AsstArea Director – BNI India

Tincy George

Deputy General Manager – CSR, Glenmark Foundation

Radha Sule

Head, Corporate Sustainability – Tata Capital Financial Services

Vijay Misra

Assistant Professor – Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Pune

Rama Venkatachalam

Associate Professor – St Mira’s College

Prashant Mathur

CEO – Society for Social Empowerment & Training


Foram Nagori

Corporate Director – CSR – The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)

Sameer Unhale

Chief Executive Officer – Thane Smart City Ltd.

R. Vimala

CEO- MSRLM – Maharashtra State Rural Livelihoods Missio

Pearl Tiwari

President (CSR & Sustainability) at Ambuja Cements Limited

Megha Phansalkar

Consultant – World Bank

Sunita Sule

Corporate Affairs Director South Asia – BASF

Shishir Jha

Head – Center for Policy Studies at IIT Bombay

Shabnam Siddiqui

Director – CEGET, UN Global Compact India

Sundeep Narwani

Scholar & Researcher

Shraddha Joshi

Managing Director at MAVIM ( Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal )

Ajay Ramasubramaniam

Co-Founder and CEO – Startup Réseau

Rushina Ghildiyal

Culinary Expert, Writer & Corporate Food Consultant

Workshop Facilitators

Anuj Sharma

Anuj Sharma has more than a decade of multi-country experience (13 countries) in CFO Advisory, Due Diligence, Strategy formulation, Distress Asset Advisory, Investment Banking Advisory, Impact Assessments and related fields.

He is experienced in working with clients ranging from leading Multinational Corporation to start-ups, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to non-profit entities. He likes to take workshops and has done so in San Francisco, New York and Singapore besides multiple places in India.

Arundhati Char

A senior social scientist, Arundhati is the President and Co-Founder of U-Respect Foundation, an evidence-based not-for-profit-public health foundation. She has over 28 years research and program experience.

She is also consultant to many bi-lateral and multi-lateral agencies based in India, in strategizing programs, developing monitoring and evaluation tools, carrying out evaluation, and others.

Shreyas Deshmukh

Shreyas has over 6 years of experience in Social Media, Online Reputation Management, Content Writing, etc. He also takes social media lectures in colleges in Mumbai, along with being a part of social media teams for TEDxGateway (Mumbai), MTHR Global during events.

Awards won: Baby Elephant at Kyoorius Creative Awards 2018 for Tata Pravesh

Silver for Nerolac Paints – Best UGC/Co-creation Strategy and

Silver for Tata Pravesh – Best use of Social Media to launch a product/service at Social Samosa’s Sammie Awards 2018.

Meghana Dikshit

Dr Meghana Dikshit is a successful Ayurvedic doctor, an Author, a Strategy and Human Potential expert and also skilled and trained International Speaker. For over 23 years she has assisted more than 50,000 people created personal and professional transformation.

Dr. Meghana has shared the stage with Jack Canfield, world’s no. 1 speaker on personal development. Recently she was featured on the coverpage pf the CEO magazine

Himanshu Chanda

Himanshu, is an Entrepreneur, Speaker, Host and Writer. He is the Founder CEO of a Social Platform called ProjectHeena been featured on CNBC as Young Turks for the innovative approach towards business. He also takes social media lectures in colleges in Mumbai, along with being a part of social media teams for TEDxGateway (Mumbai), MTHR Global during events.

Himanshu has trained several professionals while serving as a Project Manager at TCS & also mentored several Entrepreneurs while leading the Mumbai chapter of HeadStart Network Foundation. An avid networker by choice, Himanshu brings a strong blend of technology and business.

Butool Abbas

Butool is a Design and Research consultant committed to using design thinking in the social and commercial space. A Masters in Design from IIT Kanpur and B.Arch from MSU Baroda. In her past, 9+ years of professional life, she has worn many hats.

A design entrepreneur, she co-founded a design & research consultancy, Thinking Threads Design and Oink, an e-commerce brand. She has been UX Design head at and has also worked as a Qualitative researcher at Quantum Research

Praniti Shroff

A real estate expert by profession & enthusiastic environmentalist, Pranati is a founding partner of Sprout. She completed expert’s course in environmental design from the prestigious Ecological society of India. She is the first professional from the city of Pune to get recognition of LEED AP professional and IGBC certified TERI-GRIHA trainer.

Her core interest lies in the field of environmental design and analysis of built environments. Pranati looks after India design commissions and client representation for Sprout. .

Vijay Yelmalle

Vijay Yelmalle – Founder – CRAFT (Center for Research in Alternative Farming Technologies)

Founder – uVIBE (Urban Vertical and Integrated Box Ecosystem Pvt. Ltd)

Founder – Rural Idea (Craftcodmm Farms Pvt. Ltd)

Student Ambassadors

What took place



what people say

“As always, it was a great pleasure and a wonderful experience to meet people from diverse backgrounds at the RISE event……. I think lot of ideas came up in terms of employee engagement and it was quite a gain for me to know about how other companies view employee engagement and how serious this business is all about. So it was a wonderful experience and I thank Idobro for this.”
General Manager CSR (Programme Research & Monitoring) Ambuja Cement Foundation
“I enjoyed all round-tables conducted here. ..The ways these round-tables were conducted was totally different from the normal round-tables. I believe at the end of the roundtable conference, all participants had something to take away with them, their experience which they have shared, the knowledge which they have exchanged on the platform and the network they had created ……a synergy for execution of social projects.”
Research Head
MET Institute of Management
The RISE World Summit was really great – a unique overall type of non-conference convening. I really liked the holistic / integrated approach – including its discussions, workshops, film screenings, etc. Thank you for inviting me!
Innovation and Partnership - Mumbai Lead, USAID/India - Center for Innovation and Partnership
“RISE , I thought was a very different, a very engaging platform that I really enjoyed. …..I think when we design the programme…or the topic is designed, it should be such that it is easy to discuss and come out with certain suggestions at the end of that one and a half or two hours …Otherwise I think it has been a very enjoyable day.”
Vice President
Mahindra & Mahindra
“I had this golden opportunity to be part of the round table discussion on employee engagement and needless to say the session was very exciting and the session actually gave out solutions, which generally doesn’t happen with most of the sessions wherein it is just talk, talk and talk.. .It was overall a very useful session, a fruitful discussion..”
Cipla Foundation
“I attended the Idobro RISE 2015 Round-table Conference on Diabetes and Eye care. It was fantastic. I really liked the people who had been invited, the kind of discussion that happened, the outcome of it…on how important it is to create awareness about diabetes and eye care. ….Hats off to the team and the volunteers. Great going. Best of luck. ”
Founder at Voice Vision