ReNew Collaborates with Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series Jaipur Literature Festival to Drive Sustainability

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31 January 2024

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  • India’s leading decarbonization solutions company will be the `green partner’ for the Marquee event
  • ReNew to power the literary festival with clean energy, help drive sustainability in the arts
  • The celebrated Festival to work towards becoming carbon and plastic neutral in the coming years in partnership with ReNew

ReNew Energy Global plc (“ReNew” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq: RNW, RNWWW), India’s leading decarbonisation solutions company, has partnered with the Jaipur Literature Festival to power the event with renewable energy. The two organisations have agreedto partner for the 2024 Festival and will also explore collaboration opportunities for subsequent editions over the coming decade, marking a significant leap towards hosting environmentally responsible and sustainable cultural events. 


The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series Jaipur Literature Festival, now in its 17th year, has become a literary phenomenon, welcoming over a million book lovers from across India and the globe. This year’s edition will take place from 1st to 5th February in Jaipur at Hotel Clarks Amer. The programme features renowned speakers including: former Governor of West Bengal, Gopalkrishna Gandhi; Mary Beard, one of the world’s best-known Classicists; and Bonnie Garmus, author of New York Times bestselling novel ‘Lessons in Chemistry’.


Through the partnership, ReNew will ensure that the 2024 event is fully powered by renewable energy marking a significant stride in its quest to move beyond greening institutions and work with marquee events like JLF to create a direct social impact on youth and civil society members. This deeply ties in to the company’s mission of creating a carbon-free world and further the dialogue on being energy-conscious. ReNew is already responsible for 1.9% of India’s total installed power capacity, producing enough clean energy to power 5 million households annually.


ReNew will also be offering its expertise to the Festival organisers to identify opportunities to make the event more sustainable and establish an actionable greening framework for subsequent editions of the event. This framework will be aligned with the sustainability goals of Mission LiFE, the India-led movement that encourages individual and community action globally to protect and preserve the environment. It will focus on helping the Festival to reduce its dependence on plastics, source sustainably and reduce its carbon footprint.


This strategic partnership not only highlights ReNew's dedication to a cleaner, greener future but also serves as a blueprint for fostering responsible and impactful collaboration for a sustainable tomorrow. The aim is to make the Festival progressively greener over the next few years, ultimately achieving carbon and plastic neutrality, by leveraging ReNew’s deep understanding of the clean energy sector.


Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Co-Founder and Chairperson Sustainability ReNew, said, As we join hands with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series Jaipur Literature Festival, ReNew is proud to lead the way in creating a sustainable cultural landscape. By kickstarting on the journey to achieve zero emissions, the 2024 edition of the iconic Festival sets a groundbreaking standard for cultural events. Our collaboration is not just about execution, it's about a shared commitment to aligning with sustainability goals and Mission LIFE. Together, we will actively work towards reducing dependence on plastics, adopting sustainable sourcing practices, and implementing measures for a significant reduction in the carbon footprint.”


Sanjoy K Roy, Managing Director, Teamwork Arts, said, “The alliance with ReNew signifies a strategic leap towards sustainability for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series Jaipur Literature Festival. Initiating the quest for zero emissions, the Festival in an association with the UN India office aims to pioneer a trailblazing initiative within the literary festival domain. This collaboration is more than execution; it reflects a shared dedication to harmonizing with sustainability objectives.”


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About ReNew:

ReNew is a leading decarbonization solutions company listed on Nasdaq (Nasdaq: RNW, RNWWW). ReNew's clean energy portfolio of ~13.8 GWs on a gross basis as of September 30, 2023, is one of the largest globally. In addition to being a major independent power producer in India, we provide end-to-end solutions in a just and inclusive manner in the areas of clean energy, value-added energy offerings through digitalization, storage, and carbon markets that increasingly are integral to addressing climate change. For more information, visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Jaipur Literature Festival:

Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas.

The past 16 years have seen it transform into a global literary phenomenon, having hosted nearly 2000 speakers and welcoming over a million book lovers from across India and the globe.

As the years pass and the Festival grows, our core values remain unchanged: to serve as a democratic platform offering access to all. Every year, the Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.

Writers and Festival Directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple, alongside Festival Producer Teamwork Arts, invite speakers to take part in the five-day programme set in the historic and dynamic state capital Jaipur.

Past speakers have ranged from Nobel Laureates J.M. Coetzee, Orhan Pamuk and Muhammad Yunus, Man Booker Prize winners Ben Okri, Margaret Atwood and Paul Beatty, Sahitya Akademi winners Girish Karnad, Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, M.T. Vasudevan Nair as well as the late Mahasweta Devi and U.R. Ananthamurthy along with literary superstars including Amish Tripathi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Vikram Seth. An annual event that goes beyond literature, the Festival has also hosted Amartya Sen, Amitabh Bachchan, the late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Fry, Thomas Piketty and former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai.


About Teamwork Arts:

Teamwork Arts is a highly versatile production company with roots in the performing arts, social action and the corporate world. For over 30 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India, presenting the finest of Indian performers, writers, change makers and visual artistes in the knowledge and arts space in India and abroad. Every year, we produce over 33 festivals in 72 cities and 26 countries in the fields of performing & visual arts and literature. We produce the world's largest literary gathering: the annual Jaipur Literature Festival; JLF international now travels to the US, UK, Canada, Australia, the Maldives, and Europe.

Even amidst the upheaval and unsettling times of 2020 and through 2021, Teamwork Arts successfully launched the digital series, JLF Brave New World and Words Are Bridges, which were viewed by over 4.8 million people in their first season. Through its digital avatar, the Jaipur Literature Festival reached over 27 million viewers in January 2021. Art Matters empowers artistes across India to collaborate by commissioning them to create new works. The digital series Be Inspired was launched in 2021 – a series that crystal gazes into the future with conversations on science, technology, innovation, environment and more. The first on-ground edition of ‘Be Inspired - Festival of Ideas’ was held in April 2023.