Ms. Alka Talwar is the Chief CSR and Sustainability Officer of Tata Chemicals Limited. An Architect by education and a certified achievement motivation trainer, she has been with Tata Chemicals for more than 30 Years. She oversees all Sustainability initiatives and disclosures for the company, promoting “Responsible manufacturing” across geographies and the value chain, along with leading diversity and inclusion and all social development programs. She is also the Hon. Secretary and Trustee of Tata Chemicals’ three social arms: Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development, Uday Foundation and Okhai-Centre for Empowerment. While she has worked extensively on both environment and social aspects, programs that require special mention are: Nature conservation programs that include Whale Shark & Turtle conservation, eco restoration of coral reefs etc. and women’s empowerment through Okhai- centre for empowerment which provides sustainable livelihood to women artisans. She has recently helped set up a centre of excellence for coastal and marine bio-diversity conservation and Ncourage Social Enterprise Foundation (NSEF) that will build and promote social businesses to address various development challenges and the sustainable Development Goals. She is a Director on the Board of NSEF. She also dabbles a bit in photography and is a keen naturalist enjoying both nature and the outdoors.