Sustainability Alliance Partners Consultation Meeting Concluded
Sat, 5th July, 2014 @ India
Global Compact Network India (GCNI) convened the Sustainability Alliance Partners Consultation on Friday, June 27th, 2014 to bring together stakeholders to discuss issues and challenges in sustainability and initiatives GCNI and stakeholders can undertake, as part of the Sustainability Alliance Partners Group.
Mr. Pooran Chandra Pandey, Executive Director, GCN spoke about how GCNI is reaching out to GCNI members and UNGC signatories to conduct training on sustainability in six cities to understand what stakeholders think and understand about realities at the grass roots level. In that context, he noted that the Asia Pacific Resource has been setup around the 10 UNGC principles. Institutions like Accenture, UNICEF, Microsoft and Deloitte are on board to achieve scale and impact. As a result, it will add or create more value to all policy makers.
More than 95 members from institutions like Accenture, Novozymes, TARA, Development Alternatives Group, Gail, BHEL and NTPC were represented at the consultation forum to find ways to solutions to pressing development challenges in India.
Mr. Yashsvi Chandra, Program Associate, GCNI presented on GCNI achievements and activities since 2011 and the approach GCNI is planning to adopt in the year ahead. To that end, he discussed GCNIs achievements in fostering partnerships to address WASH and WRM issues through the India Collaboration Lab and promoting sustainability through the India Sustainability Dialogue.