NSRCEL-IIMB effectively hosted "Circular Conversations: Where Innovation and Impact Collide," a gathering that united visionaries, innovators, and stakeholders dedicated to influencing the trajectory of a circular economy. Taking place on November 17, 2023, the event highlighted collaborative endeavors aimed at fostering innovation and generating positive effects within the circular economy sphere. It served as an exclusive arena for start-ups, thought leaders, incubators, impact funds, academia, and CSR donors to partake in substantive conversations, share insights, and cultivate collaborations with a focus on advancing sustainability.
The event hosted by NSRCEL’s Impact Orbit was attended by 45+ key ecosystem stakeholders, including organisations like the World Research Institute, ALSTOM, Rainmatter Foundation, Villgro, Caspian Impact Investments, Avaana Capital, Saahas, Hasiru Dala Innovations & many more.
Through the discussions, they delved into critical aspects such as customer advocacy, fundraising strategies, and the intricacies of supply chain dynamics in the circular economy. Experts explored innovative solutions to address challenges and maximise impact. Attendees also discussed strategies to find the right set of customers, create platforms to promote sustainable products, and change people's aspirations towards sustainable choices. This was the first of many conversations facilitated by NSRCEL in the circular economy space and the organization intends to bring together many more stakeholders in the future.
Commenting on the event, Anand Sri Ganesh, CEO of NSRCEL, IIM Bangalore, said, " In the dynamic domains of circularity, sustainability, and climate-tech, NSRCEL leads the way, tackling critical startup challenges. Our innovative platform empowers founders to explore and influence India's Circular Economy. Today, at Circular Conversations, we unite visionaries, innovators, and stakeholders to collaboratively shape the future of the circular economy. Anticipating ongoing success, we commit to hosting future events of this nature.