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Asian Development Bank:  Energy for All Investor Forum 2012 (June 4-8, 2012; Manila Philippines)
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) Energy for All Program aims to provide energy access to 100 million people in Asia and the Pacific Region by 2015 by building a platform for cooperation, exchange, innovation, and project development.

Our partner New Ventures and ADB will co-host the Investor Forum at the upcoming 7th Asia Clean Energy Forum.   The Investor Forum will be one of the pre-forum events of the Asia Clean Energy Forum, which will be held at the ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines.  The forum’s focus this year is on Sustainable Energy Development.  For further information, see: http://www.investorforumindia.org/ADB-Energy-for-All-Investor-Forum-2012.html.

TiE Panel:  Real Estate Private Equity in India, Part I (Wednesday, March 7, 2012; Simulcast Mumbai and New York)
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) hosted a two-part panel to candidly discuss the legal environment for real estate investing from a US perspective and provide an overview of the Indian real estate market outlook.  Planet Habitat’s Managing Principal Helen Ng moderated Part I on the legal environment.  Guest panelists include:  Rohit Garodia (Co-Head Investment, Infinite India), Nandan Nelivigi (Head India Practice, White & Case), Jesai Sanghvi (Executive Vice President, Westbrook Partners), Siddharth Shah (Principal, Nishith Desai Associates); and Ruchir Sinha (Co-Head, Real Estate Investment, Nishith Desai Associates). For more information, see http://ny.tie.org.

New Ventures India Investor Forum 2011 (Monday, December 12, 2011)
Our partner New Ventures India hosted the sixth annual investor forum at the Taj Vivanta in Mumbai to showcase environmental entrepreneurs, impact investors, and financial investors from across the globe to share stories of some of the most promising green enterprises across India.  Planet Habitat’s Managing Principal Sanjoy Sanyal chaired the event.  Notable serial entrepreneur Jack Rivkin served as the keynote speaker.  For more information, see http://www.investorforumindia.org.

Bombay Industries Association:  Social Investing (Monday, April 18, 2011)
We spoke at the Bombay Industries Association (BIA) on socially-responsible investing.  BIA acts as a platform between the government and the industry in addressing the needs of the industrial community. The association has more than 500 members ranging from SMEs to large scale companies.

Yale University Asia Tomorrow Conference (Saturday, March 26, 2011)
Planet Habitat’s Managing Principal Helen Ng spoke at Yale University’s Asia Tomorrow Conference, hosted by the Yale College Business Society.  The theme of the conference was on the development role of technology in Asia, with an emphasis on India and China.  Helen’s panel, “The Power of Clean,” focused on green technology and its role in development.


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