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Sustainability Convention to shed light on sustainable urban solutions 

Time: 4.30PM to 7.00PM

Venue: Taal Kutir | Regal Convention Room


The CCU Festival's Sustainability Convention, curated by Y-East and its extended network of partners, aims to highlight impactful, innovative, pioneering organizations and initiatives making Kolkata more socially inclusive and environmentally responsible. The Sustainability Convention will also be the occasion to officially launch Moving Kolkata - Kolkata Moving (MKKM), a platform dedicated to the awareness, dialogue, and action towards sustainability: This Convention brings together stakeholders from various walks of life, into a synthesis of collaboration and collective action for our city’s healthier and more sustainable future. 


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Welcome and introduction


Keynotes by two renowned experts


MKKM Launch: witness the launch of a movement that is moving Kolkata forward!


Expert panel - “Collective action towards positive social and environmental action in Kolkata”


Expert panel - “Redefining Disability in CCU 2.0”


Short presentation of e-learning platform Y-Ed (


Award ceremony


Sustainable Fashion Merch, showcasing sustainable brands Zyenika, 145East,, House of Noorie, Micronesium; Show stopper: Pushpak Sen


Organising Partners:

Y-East, Auli, EUNIC Global, European Spaces of Culture, Embassy of Spain in India, Goethe-Intitut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, Instituto Cervantes, Alliance Française, British Council, WICCI West Bengal Sustainable Businesses Council


This event requires the Ground Pass or the All Access Festival pass

  • 29-Oct-2022, 9:30 am – 30-Oct-2022, 2:00 am
    Taal Kutir Convention Centre, Eco Tourism Park Plot No.: 11E/65, AA II, Deshbandhu Nagar, Newtown, Kolkata, West Bengal 700156, India
    The CCU Festival is a one-of-a-kind collaborative celebration bringing together the most diverse and inspiring assets, treasures, trends, networks, and stakeholders of the city, never explored all together under the same banner at that scale before.


Founder-President, PUBLIC

Bonani Kakkar

Environment activist; Founder, Buttrush

Nirit Datta

 Sustainability Director, Techno India Group; Founder, Y-East

Pauline Laravoire

Programme Officer, Goethe-Institut

Sharmistha Sarker

Director, Alliance Française du Bengale

Nicolas Facino

British Deputy High Commissioner to Kolkata

Nick Low

Founder and Managing Trustee, Ek Tara

Vinita Saraf

Founder, Hulladek

Nandan Mall

MD & CEO Merlin Group

Saket Mohta

Linkedin Top Voice & SDG Ambassador for Diversity and Inclusion

Sumit Agarwal

Founder, Adaptive Clothing Brand Zyenika

Soumita Basu

Radio Entrepreneur, BongOnet

Saheb Sharma

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