YES BANK has been a pioneer in the Renewable Energy financing in India – starting with the first issuance of the Green Bonds to the second issue in August 2015 and third issue in September 2016, continuously reinforcing its position as a global sustainability leader in India. Aligning with the same philosophy, the fifth edition of YES BANK Transformation Series unlocked the solar potential of India, in its final case study round to make the future business leaders aware of the importance of new and renewable energy sources in India.
Launched in 2010, the YES BANK Transformation Series was launched to champion the spirit of disruptive innovation and encourage bright young minds from the world’s finest universities to think beyond boundaries. In this edition, YES BANK Transformation Series has emerged as India’s largest case study challenge for B-school students. The top 15 teams were identified through an exhaustive process of Preliminary round as well as the Campus rounds conducted at 24 B-Schools across the country.
The preliminary round case studies urged students to analyse the dynamic environment of the financial services industry and chart out a strategic roadmap involving digital innovation in digital payments, mPOS, Start-ups and Prepaid solutions. YES BANK was privileged to partner with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, for the final round of the fifth edition of the transformation series. The teams were faced with a gruelling challenge to come up with innovative solutions to promote the usage of solar energy in India.
Innovation Unplugged: Pre-cursor to the Finale
Resonating with the ethos of entrepreneurship and innovation, to pump start the final proceedings of the case challenge, YES BANK conducted a curtain raiser session called Innovation Unplugged on November 16, 2016 with the finalists of the series. True to the spirit of entrepreneurship – AWFIS – India’s fastest growing and largest Co-working space was selected as the venue for Innovation Unplugged. Successful entrepreneurs like Avinash Godkhindi, Zaggle, Jay Krishna, DigitSecure, Sameer Grover, Crownit, Vivek Lohcheb, Trupay & Amit Ramani, Awfis addressed the students during the informal networking session.
Here’s what the speakers had to say about the initiative:
Avinash Godkhindi, CEO, Zaggle, said, “YES BANK Transformation Series 2016 is a unique platform structured in a way so as to enable the students to experience a real life situation & work on live problems rather than just focus on theoretical & text book knowledge.” Jay Krishna, CEO, DigitSecure, said, “It has been really impressive talking to the students on this platform considering the amount of zest & inquisitiveness each one of them possesses. It is a great initiative by YES BANK & I am glad to have been provided this opportunity to interact with some of the brightest minds of the country.”