India Business Initiative Event Archive

Back to the Future: Is Socialism Striking Again?

September 24, 2019 | Columbia University, New York

The Chazen Institute was a sponsor of The Fifth Annual Kotak Family Distinguished Lecture Series, organized by the Deepak and Neera Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies. Speakers included Jan Svejnar, Arvind Pangariya, Lee Branstetter, And Juan Gabriel Valdéz.

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Speeding Up Solvency: Bankruptcy Reform in India

January 17, 2019 | Mumbai, India

Top policymakers and business leaders analyzed one of India's most important reforms: The 2016 Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. Featuring esteemed speakers: 

  • Injeti Srinivas, Secretary to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  • Madhasudan Sahoo, Chairman of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India
  • Rajnish Kumar, CEO, State Bank of India
  • Ed Morrison, Charles Evans Gerber Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Yash Rana, Partner, Goodwin Procter
  • Narendra Madusudan Markumbi, Co-founder, Shree Renuika Sugars Ltd.
  • Kaustubh Kulkarni, Group Head of M&A and Strategic Financing, JSW Steel 

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“Enlightened Opportunity: Renewable Energy & Climate Policy in India”

January 15, 2018 — Mumbai, India

An exclusive event in which two Columbia Business School professors present their research and debate with business leaders how India can create and finance a world-class renewable energy industry. Participants learned how to optimal way to transition into renewable energy without significant social costs and how to mitigate risk of investing in renewable energy solutions.

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Advantage India: Breaking News on Business Research

Featuring Suresh Sundresan, Chase Manhattan Bank Foundation Professor of Financial Institutions; Michael Morris, Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership; and Tano Santos, David L. and Elsie M. Dodd Professor of Finance, Columbia Business School

January 23, 2017

View event video: “Un-Follow the Leader” with Professor Michael Morris
View event video: “Rethinking Infrastructure Financing”
View event video: “How Will the Trump Administration Affect India?”
View event video: “5 Top Tips for Doing Business in India”
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October 11, 2016

Subir Gokarn
Executive Director for India, International Monetary Fund

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February 8, 2016

“Brand Breakout: How Emerging-Market Brands Will Go Global”
featuring Nirmalya Kumar, Member of the Group Executive Council, Tata Sons

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January 22, 2016

“Investing in Indian Infrastructure”
featuring H. Bala, Xylem, Inc.; Zarin Daruwala, ICICI Bank; Alok Kshirsagar, McKinsey & Co.; Suresh Sundaresan, Columbia Business School.

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November 4, 2015

“Caring for Millions: Lessons from India’s Health Care Challenges and Solutions”
featuring Balram Bhargava, All India Institute of Medical Sciences; Donald Landry, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center; Nachiket Mor, CARE India; Thulasiraj Ravilla, LAICO - Aravind Eye Care System; Srinath Reddy, Public Health Foundation of India; Neil Schluger, Columbia University Medical Center; Ashok Seth, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute.

Read the event write-up: “Innovating Healthcare on the Cheap”
Read the event write-up: “Healthcare in India: On the Brink”
Read the event write-up: “Revving Up India’s Medical Machine”
Watch the video: Why Frugal Innovation Isn’t Cheap
Watch the video: How the Private Sector Can Help Indian Health Care
Watch the Video: Making a Profit versus Solving a Problem
Watch the video: “How Much Should We Spend on Health Care?”
Watch the video: “The Role of Business in Eradicating Tuberculosis”
Watch the video: “The Key to Making Universal Healthcare in India a Reality”
Watch the video: “How to Innovate Selflessly”

June 19, 2015

“One Year After: Progress on Economic Reform in India”
featuring Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister of India

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April 23, 2015

“Why Your Strategy Needs to Keep Moving”
featuring Rita McGrath, Faculty of Executive Education, Columbia Business School, and author of “The End of Competitive Advantage”

April 14, 2015

“India’s Unfinished Reforms”
featuring Rajiv Lall, executive chairman, IDFC

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March 4, 2015

R. Gopalakrishnan, Director, Tata Sons

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View a video of Mr. Gopalakrishnan on “The Downside of Being Self Assured”
View a video of Mr. Gopalakrishnan on “The Bonsai Manager’
View a video of Mr. Gopalakrishnan on “Why Management Is a Performing Art”
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December 29, 2014

“Basel III Capital and Liquidity Standards: Are Indian Banks Ready?’
featuring Professor Suresh Sundaresan, Chase Manhattan Bank Foundation Professor of Financial Institutions; and director; India Business Initiative, Columbia Business School

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October 20, 2014

Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman, Quality Council of India, and former chairman, McKinsey & Co. India

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September 15, 2014

“What the Modi Government Must Do to Transform India Into a Modern Economy”
Featuring Arvind Panagariya, Professor of Economics & Jagdish Bhagwati Profesor of Indian Political Economy; Director of the Program on Indian Economic Policies, Columbia University

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