The Mumbai regional montly meeting was successfully concluded on 26th May 2014. The meeting was jointly hosted by Global Compact Network India and Mahindra and Mahindra Limited. The welcome address was given by Ms. Beroz Gazdar, Senior Vice President- Group Sustainability, Mahindra and Mahindra Limited. The meeting saw presentation by Presentation by Mr. David Besier, Director, Sustainability from Brambles, Sydney on the theme ‘Sustainability Approaches to Business: Australian Experience by Brambles’.
The presentation by Mr. Beiser focused on the following points:
• Introduction to Global Compact Network Australia including the mission and vision of the network
• ESG trends and developments in Australia
• The issues important for Australian businesses, i.e. human rights, need for engagement with indigenous people, climate change mitigation actions, and policy enforcement against corruption.
Mr. Beiser recommended that the Australian and Indian Global Compact Networks (and their business and non-business members) should work together to support learning, dialogue and action.
The meeting also witnessed presentation by Working Groups on “Plan of Action” and inputs on working Group’s plan of action.
The meeting concluded with the closing remarks by Mr. Pooran Chandra Pandey, Executive Director, Global Compact Network India.
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