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ESG Advancement – Innovations Driving Sustainability

Global Summit “ESG Advancement – Innovations Driving Sustainability” brought together the stakeholders to deliberate on this crucial subject.

UN Global Compact Network India ( UN GCNI), and the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), hosted a Global Summit at PHD House, New Delhi.

“The world is changing, and ESG is becoming an integral part of the businesses,” said Dr Jatinder Singh, Assistant Secretary General, PHDCCI.

Mr. Ratnesh, Executive Director, UNGCNI, said adopting Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 is a monumental step towards a unified and sustainable future.

 Ms. Cristina Ritter, Head of Anti-Corruption and Governance, UN Global Compact, New York, highlighted the importance of SDG 16 and the importance of collective action to mitigate corruption challenges across the sectors.

Dr. Uddesh Kohli, Former Senior Advisor of the UN Global Compact, said, corporate sector should be present somewhere on the social side, looking after the societies’ problems and issues. 

 

Mr. Rishi Chawla, Vice President, Carlsberg stated its focus on sustainability and responsible business practices, emphasizing collaboration and innovation.

Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, CEO of Vedanta Group elucidated the significance of integrating various sustainability frameworks such as ESG, CSR, and SDGs.

Dr. K. Madan Gopal, Advisor, Public Health Administration, NHSRC (MoHFW) , Govt of India says Universal Health Coverage delivery and health services are paramount for India to achieve SDG 3.

Mr Mukesh Kumar Sharma, Executive Director, PSI (India) correlated the theme “Fit Fast and Forward” with ESG principles, stressing their vital role in organizational impact at scale.

Dr. Karan Thakur, Vice President, Sustainability, ESG & Public Affairs, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Limited, says sustainability & ESG practices have become a central focus for companies, investors, governments, and regulators.

Mr. Dinesh Kumar Agrawal, Compliance and BRSR expert, Consocia Advisory, says that ethical considerations are central to BRSR compliance, as it involves transparently reporting on the impacts of business activities on various stakeholders, including communities, employees, and the environment.

Dr. Somnath Singh, Deputy Director, UN GCNI said ESG—Environmental, Social, and Governance—criteria have emerged as a powerful framework for businesses to integrate sustainability into their operations, decision-making processes, and long-term strategies.

Dr. Harivansh, Chief Educational Advisor, BIMTECH, addressed corruption in India, which is affecting the education and business sectors. Despite legal reforms, corruption persists, making life difficult for the commoner.

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