NEW DELHI, 16 August 2023: The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), the largest network of social investors in Asia, has unveiled a compelling initiative through its Climate Action Platform.
The spotlight is now on two Climate Impact Leaders who are championing the cause of a sustainable future - Gayatri Divecha from Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability at Godrej Industries Limited & Associate Companies, and Dinni Lingaraj, Group Manager of Sustainability at Wipro.
As part of AVPN's commitment to addressing the philanthropic gap and climate change opportunities in Asia, these videos exemplify the power of collective action in fostering a resilient and sustainable world. The aim of the Climate Action Platform is to amplify Asian leadership in the global climate discourse, channel more resources towards climate action, and accelerate the transition towards a future that benefits both the planet and its inhabitants.
Gayatri Divecha, in the fifth video, sheds light on the profound challenges humanity faces today - climate change, inequality, and ecological degradation. Her insights emphasize the need for a collaborative approach involving governments, businesses, communities, and individuals. She highlights Godrej Industries' holistic perspective on product life cycles and their commitment to environmentally-friendly innovation.
Dinni Lingaraj, in the final video, delivers a pivotal message from Wipro Foundation's standpoint. He emphasizes that sustainability isn't a trade-off between altruism and profit; rather, it's about making choices that yield benefits for the environment, society, and businesses alike. Lingaraj elaborates on Wipro Foundation's sustainability framework, underpinned by environmental care, social responsibility, and ethical governance.
Naina Subberwal Batra, CEO of AVPN, reflects on the purpose of this endeavor, stating, "We strongly believe that clear understanding lights the way in the complex world of climate efforts in Asia." The videos aim to not only draw attention to often-overlooked climate issues but also encourage funding and action to address them. The collaboration between the Climate Action Platform and the Climate Impact Leaders aims to underscore the transformative potential of climate funding.
AVPN's initiative aligns with the broader movement to mobilize philanthropy towards climate action. Through this series of videos, they seek to inspire greater participation from the philanthropic community in India, catalyzing meaningful contributions towards shaping a more sustainable climate future.
Keywords: Climate Action Platform, Climate Impact Leaders, Godrej Industries, Wipro, Sustainability, Asian Leadership, Resilient Future