FICCI is organizing the second India Sustainability Conclave on February 25-26, 2013 at New Delhi. The Conclave is a platform for knowledge sharing on trends and practices in corporate sustainability.
Corporate Sustainability is emerging as an integral part of the business policies worldwide rather than a standalone business mandate. FICCI as the voice of Indian business and industry launched its annual flagship event – India Sustainability Conclave in March 2012 in New Delhi. The Conclave is a platform for knowledge sharing on trends and practices in corporate sustainability, and aims at addressing three critical questions of internalizing sustainability in a corporate matrix:
· Why must Businesses embrace Sustainability?
· What are Businesses currently doing and what do they need to do to become environmentally sustainable?
· How can Businesses implement sustainable practices?
The Conclave focuses on corporate environmental sustainability - challenges that corporates face in addressing sustainability, the enablers that will help address these challenges and the opportunities that they can harness by aligning their business goals in a sustainability paradigm.
The objectives of industrial and economic development are no longer divorced from social and environmental objectives. In the last decade, sustainability has increasingly become a buzzword for corporations to run their businesses. Indian Businesses too are increasingly taking up corporate sustainability initiatives as it makes good business sense for them in the long run.
The India Sustainability Conclave 2013 seeks to deliberate upon many of the holistic components of sustainability. The right policies act as catalysts for corporate sustainability and their influence on the corporate strategy cannot be negated. Organizations are now also engaging with their suppliers to develop sustainable supply chain practices and are taking the stakeholders’ view in setting up their corporate strategies. ISC 2013 will deliberate on the sustainability incentives and CSR provisions in the Companies Bill along with the stakeholder based themes like sustainable supply chain and making business decisions inclusive of stakeholder engagement. At the Conclave one can witness the lenders perspective of the financing sustainability and how sustainability reporting is a value add and not just another report.
Sustainable development is a vision and business leaders have a mission to attain it. Commitment of the management towards social and environmental causes drives the idea of sustainable development. ISC 2013 will have Business Heads talk about their enthusiasm towards sustainability in their organizations. This year’s Conclave will have a special Industry Consultation on Sustainable Production and Consumption which will be conducted together with UNDP, which is a partner to FICCI for ISC 2013.
As can be seen from the various themes of discussions, the India Sustainability Conclave will bring together diverse stakeholders from industry, government, multilateral and bilateral organisations, businesses engaged in sustainability services, academia, civil society, consultants, financial institutions and international community on a common platform to engage in discussions on a theme which is deeply relevant today – sustainability.
For further details on the Conclave log on to the website - www.indiasustainabilityconclave.com