18th National Convention

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The 18th National Convention was a resounding success, focusing on key action areas outlined in #ForwardFaster: climate action, water resilience, living wage, and sustainable finance. Esteemed figures like Shri Hardeep Singh Puri ji, Hon’ble Union Minister, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural & Home and Urban Affairs ignited the audience with India’s impressive journey towards sustainable development. Mr, Arun Kumar Singh, Chairman & CEO, ONGC Group and President , UN GCNI emphasized Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd’s dedication to a low-carbon future in collaboration with UN Global Compact Network India GCNI’s energy session partners. Ms Isabelle Tschan, Resident Representative of UNDP in India, emphasized the pivotal role of targeted investments and private sector engagement in achieving the SDGs. Mr Sundeep Singh, Managing Director of Accenture Strategy and Consulting, stressed the urgent need for sustainability action.

The convention’s plenary sessions highlighted corporate efforts in driving climate action and sustainable practices. Discussions on water management underscored its role in achieving all SDGs, especially in water-scarce areas. The session on sustainable finance addressed India’s financial gaps and potential solutions for a green transition. The importance of ensuring a living wage was emphasized as a moral imperative.

The valedictory session summarized key takeaways and actionable steps.