Anand Mahindra, chairman of the Mahindra Group, has received the Sustainable Development Leadership Award from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). He accepted the award from external affairs minister Salman Khurshid on behalf of the Mahindra Group, at a special ceremony held in the national capital.
Mr Mahindra was presented with the award in recognition of the dynamic and visionary leadership he has shown in spearheading the Mahindra Group on the path of sustainability and environmental awareness.
“With its dynamic and visionary approach, TERI has greatly contributed to the global dialogue on finding solutions to global problems in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development and I am honoured to accept this award from them on behalf of the Mahindra Group,” said Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group.
Instituted by TERI in 2005, the Sustainable Development Leadership Award felicitates global leaders for their contributions to the field of sustainable development. The Award is presented at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit as TERI’s tribute to eminent individuals engaged in encouraging global initiatives that can lead the world towards a sustainable future.
Past recipients of the award include Yukio Hatoyama, prime minister of Japan, Dr Manmohan Singh, prime minister of India, Ban Ki-moon, secretary-general of the United Nations, Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor of California, and Shoichiro Toyoda, honorary chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation, amongst others.
In keeping with its focus on harnessing the technological advancements in green technology and deploy the same towards betterment of the overall automotive eco-system, Mahindra & Mahindra has its green product portfolio on display at the Auto Expo currently underway in Greater Noida.
Photograph (L-R): Anand Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra Group, receives the TERI Sustainable Development Leadership Award from external affairs minister, Salman Khurshid. R K Pachauri, director-general, TERI is to Mahindra’s left, while Danny Faure, vice-president, Seychelles is to Mr Khurshid’s right. Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan is second from right. Union minister Dr Farooq Abdullah is first from right.