In response to a personal invitation by His Majesty King Charles III, Mr. Surendra attended the Pre-COP27 Reception Meeting at Buckingham Palace on 4th November. He was seated at a VIP table with noteworthy dignitaries, including Mr. Andrew Forrest, Australian mining billionaire businessman; Mr. Ronald O'Hanley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at State Street; Mr. Marc-André Blanchard, Executive Vice-President and Head of CDPQ Global and Global Head of Sustainability, Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board, IMF, and Rt Hon Alok Sharma, President for COP26. Mr. Brian Moynihan, SMI Co-Chair and Chairman and CEO, Bank of America, introduced Mr. Surendra to the Honourable Prime Minister of the UK, Rishi Sunak, as somebody who extensively works for recycling. He addressed the gathering at Lancaster House and had great conversations with HM King Charles III and Hon. Rishi Sunak regarding increasing awareness about plastic recycling.