A team of students from IIT Bombay stood first in the Ecosperity Young Leaders Dialogue (Ecos YLD) and won the S$1000 prize money. The event was organised by Singapore Technologies Endowment Programme (STEP) in partnership with Centre for Business Sustainability at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University. The event was held in Singapore from June 3 to 7, 2017. The team included Shubham Goyal, Akshay Agarwal, Deep Shah and Ankush Thakkar. The name of the team is Team Pahal.
The Ecosperity 2017 theme is “Tomorrow Starts Today! – Securing our Sustainable Future in Asia”. The theme of business sustainability seeks to showcase the business perspective in managing sustainability issues, and how businesses transform their practices to promote sustainability. Two teams of 4 members each were selected from IIT Bombay to represent India at the 5 days event. 10 countries participated. A total of 22 teams from South East Asia participated. The two teams from IITB were the only teams to be selected from India. Besides panel discussions, addressed by reputed personalities and group activities against the backdrop of sustainable business practices, the event also had a presentation challenge where all the teams competed against each other to present their own idea on a topic allotted by the organisers.