UN Global Compact Network India (UN GCNI) hosted the 1st ever Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit on the theme of “Leveraging CSR for achieving SDGs: The way forward” on 8th December, 2017 at The Leela, Mumbai
United Nations, has set in motion a historic plan – Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – that aims to build a more prosperous, more equal, and more secure world by the year 2030. The 2030 Agenda and its 17 SDGs, adopted in 2015 by 193 countries, provide a coherent and holistic framework for addressing the problems that have endured through the past decades.
The Sustainable Development Goals provides a global plan of action for people, planet and prosperity – a plan of action with a universal set of goals and targets that empowers us all to deliver the world that we want by the year 2030.
This is one of the unique initiative undertaken by UN GCNI to enable business around the world to act on the SDGs, UN GCNI launched two important initiatives to accelerate the action of SDGs within the country.
The one-day event brought together over 200 local and global leaders to focus on how, through bold innovation, businesses can create solutions to address the challenges of sustainable development, advance responsible business practices and tap into new opportunities found within the SDGs.
The key highlights of the event were:
- Launch of KPMG – UN GCNI Though Leadership on “Leveraging CSR for achieving SDGs”
- Launch of UN GCNI – CEGET “Proof Concept on Smart Cities”
- Exclusive Panel on Case Studies focusing on Renewable Energy, Waste Management and Watershed.
With less than 5,000 days left to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Summit aimed to mobilize responsible business actions, drive breakthrough innovation and create new market opportunities that advance the Global Goals.
The event adjourned with a call to action to business leaders in India and all over the world to spread the global movement for responsible and sustainable business and to make the SDGs and 2030 Agenda a mainstream business agenda.