The last few decades of globalisation have generated unprecedented growth along with unparalleled levels of inequality. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted in September 2015 is a key driver of inspiration and remarkable opportunity to reshape the economy and make it more sustainable and inclusive. This requires a global partnership between nations and peoples and in both thinking and behavior. The global community has drawn the plan of action to achieve the equilibrium of economic, social, and environmental sustainability envisioned by the United Nations.
Now as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) move from pledges to practice, a much wider and better-informed deliberation is needed around how business and governments can add the most value for a purposeful shift towards inclusive growth.
It is with this background, the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development is organizing its 12th edition of The Sustainability Summit. It is a platform for businesses, governments, think tanks, civil society to share experiences, discuss and debate upon global development holistically. The theme for the 12th Sustainability Summit is ‘2030 Agenda: Driving Inclusive Growth’ and it will embark on the collective journey where we initiate to progress and widen the sustainability dialogue in achieving inclusive development by 2030.
Last year, in 2016, we focused on some of the key goals out of the 17 listed SDGs and on building our national competitiveness. In 2016 as well the earlier editions of the Sustainability Summit we have witnessed inspiring discussions and intellectual insights that encouraged innovation and action. The Sustainability Summit has provided a platform to present sustainability solutions and best practices, people have shared their experiences, success stories and exchanged ideas and had built network to enhance their learning experiences.
The 12th Sustainability Summit will strive to facilitate achieving the set targets for Global goals. During the two days, we will run several tracks focussing on Climate Change, CSR, Digital inclusion, Responsible Businesses and Circular Economy. These tracks will see further deliberations focussing on Energy, Infrastructure, Agriculture, INDCs, Mobility, Himalayan Ecosystem, Water, Education, Health & Nutrition, Social Capital, Cashless Economy, Artificial Intelligence, E-Commerce, Ethics, Responsible Mining, Consumption & Production, Waste management, Biodiversity, Circular Cities.
The Summit will feature distinguished speakers, politicians & thought leaders from across the globe, captains of Indian industry & international CEOs, who are the beacon of hope in achieving the SDGs will share their inspiring perspective and intellectual insights on transforming the world.
The Summit will have a wide spread of keynote addresses, plenaries, panel discussions, debates, master classes, workshops, parallel sessions, hard talks/ TED style talks, in conversations and immense networking opportunities spread over two full days on 6-7 September 2017 in New Delhi.