Alka Upadhyay, Tata Sustainability Group, India
Alka heads the Environment Services Team, and is responsible for promoting environmental sustainability across the Tata group of companies by driving various initiatives such as Water Footprint Assessment, Low Carbon strategy and Energy management, Natural Capital Valuation and concept of Circularity. Her work essentially involves providing advisory to Tata companies which entails seeking out and meeting C-suite executives, identifying and developing improvement plans and securing senior-level commitment for their implementation. She has been responsible for conceptualisation and facilitation of technological improvements in the area of iron making in Tata Steel. She has been felicitated with the Young Metallurgist award in 2005 in ferrous category by the Ministry of Steel. Alka also has over 7 years of experience in Climate Change and Sustainability. Before joining the Tata Sustainability Group, she was a part of the Climate Change and Sustainability cluster at Tata Quality Management Services.