Next week the United Nations Global Compact will bring together over 300 leaders from business, finance, civil society, Government and the UN in New Delhi for its flagship regional event Making Global Goals Local Business – India, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
Organized in collaboration with Global Compact Network India the event will be held on April 26 - 27 in New Delhi.
The forum will focus on advancing responsible business practices and catalyzing innovative business models to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in India and across the world.
The two-day event will feature interactive plenary and breakout sessions designed to mobilize business actions, drive breakthrough innovation and create new market opportunities that advance the Global Goals.
“Achieving the SDGs in India opens up at least US$ 1 trillion in market opportunities and can generate 72 million new jobs by 2030.” says UN Global Compact, CEO and Executive Director Lise Kingo.
Making Global Goals Local Business – India will include the launch of the UN Global Compact’s 2017 SDG Pioneers campaign and the unveiling of the new Global Opportunity Explorer – a digital platform that provides the global business community with direct access to the most innovative business solutions around the SDGs.
The United Nations Global Compact is a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation.
Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 170 countries, and more than 70 Local Networks.