Ingersoll Rand and the The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) India organized the eleventh edition of the “Talking Tomorrow” series of industry lectures that took place on August 11, 2011 in India.
“Talking Tomorrow” is a global lecture series in the field of sustainable development and its social and economic impact on the global business environment. W. Scott Tew, executive director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand, discussed trends in the energy efficiency and sustainability space that Ingersoll Rand has identified through a variety of research methods.
Talking about the economic implications of sustainability issues across the globe, Tew said, “Most global companies now realize that sustainable policy development doesn’t have to come at a cost to business. Rather, policy can actually create opportunity. Driving increasing standards through responsible policy and increasing incentives for energy efficiency investments benefits everyone. We at Ingersoll Rand India are focused on developing more progressive regulations that help the private sector create new solutions for other businesses and consumers that are in high demand today.”
Ingersoll Rand’s CEES is a global group of experts dedicated to integrating best practices for the long-term use of energy and other resources – for the company, its customers and society at large. CEES recently supported a global competition to build a $300 dollar house for emerging economies like India. CEES is also engaged in corporate benchmarking for sustainability and energy efficiency, participation in global policy and technology development forums.
Tew’s talk was followed by a high-level panel discussion of eminent experts including Dr. R. K. Pachauri, president of TERI-BCSD India and director-general of TERI; Venkatesh Valluri, chairman and president of Ingersoll Rand India; and Mr. Manit Rastogi, managing director of Morphogenesis. The session was chaired by Nitin Desai, chairman of TERI-BCSD India and former under secretary general of the United Nations.