RISE Summit 2019


I don’t think we need any more breakthrough innovations….It’s the breakthrough interactions we need.” – Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director, the Lewis Institute, Babson Social Innovation Lab. 

The RISE Summit by Idobro is a convening of different stakeholders involved in diversity, inclusion and sustainability initiatives. Our effort to catalyse the development space grows with every passing year. The RISE Summit now into its 6th year, has become an active-mapping platform for resources and collaborations across sectoral groups.

Beyond an UnConference, the RISE Summit is unique with a non-hierarchical, interactive format with the objective to promote:

  1. Cross-sectoral dialogue: Connect, and go beyond knowledge sharing to meaningful engagement
  2. Capacity building: Conduct workshops to contribute ideas and practices that enhances discovery, outreach, execution and delivery of initiatives
  3. Collaboration: Design alliances that leverage strengths and resources to create impact.

The RISE Summit features Conclaves, Round Tables, Display Areas, Exhibitions, P2P Meetings, Chat Sessions and Social Tours to facilitate multi-stakeholder exchanges on sustainable solutions. The event format for the RISE Summit is planned for inclusion, relevance and flexibility.

Participants from any sector and stakeholder group are welcome to attend one or more activities as per their interest and convenience. All activities are participatory with no presentations or panels.

Independent experts use open design technology to organically develop and ensure engaging conversations across the spectrum of women, social and green issues. The sessions are co-hosted by partners who seek to further their mandate and showcase initiatives through breakthrough interactions for significant outcomes and long-term projects.

The RISE Summit, began in 2013 and has been a collective effort of Round Table Partners such as Glenmark, Ambuja Cement Foundation, Allergan, Bombay Stock Exchange IPF, The British Council, Castrol, GIZ, USAID IHBP and United Phosphorus Ltd. We also have a global outlook every year with a Country focus – Sweden, Germany, USA, Canada and UK till date. Some of our Workshop and Program Partners include Ashoka Changemakers, GiveIndia, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Thomson Reuters Foundation, UnLtd India, CAP, IICA, AIAI and World Trade Centre. Industry captains, government officials, academicians, celebrities and high profile experts have graced the inaugural and closing sessions that are based around the RISE Values (Responsible – Inclusive – Sustainable – Eco-friendly).

Each year we have had over 400 participants from 15 cities across India and beyond, with representation from industry, government, bilateral and donor agencies, international foundations and NGOs, development sector practitioners and consultants, academia, self-help groups, thought leaders and decision makers. Past speakers and participants include organisations such as Aditya Birla Group, Axis Bank Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Britannia, Dow Chemicals, Godrej, Habitat India, HDFC Life, ILFS, MPCB, MSME, NITIE, NCSR Hub, Niramala Foundation, Observer Research Foundation, Pfizer, Piramal, Population First Siemens, Tata Power, Tata Trust, TISS, Welspun, WIT, Wockhardt Foundation and more.

RISE World Summit 2019 will be held across five days from January 30th – February 3rd in Mumbai and Pune. The RISE Summit is spearheaded by our Steering Council members – Ulrika Sundberg – Consul General Sweden, Rupa Naik – Director, World Trade Centre, along with other eminent and committed practitioners in the Core and Expert Committees.

Join us to Multiply Your Impact. For past events, current details and more, please visit www.risesummit.in