“India, unlike many countries in the West, is not dialing down on its ambition. Sustainability is the biggest business opportunity of the next decade,” said Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group at the plenary session on 'Safeguarding our Planet' during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 held in Davos, Switzerland.
Apart from Mr. Mahindra, the illustrious panel for the session included New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern, broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, former US Vice-President Al Gore, and Chair of the Zero Waste Academy in Japan, Akira Sakano.
The World Economic Forum is an international organization for public-private cooperation and provides a platform for all stakeholder groups to come together, set global agendas and work towards solutions. More than 3,000 leaders, corporate titans, academicians, NGO workers and thinkers from across the globe gathered in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, Switzerland, for the 4-day annual event (January 22 -25). With more than 350 sessions, the discussions centered on issues ranging from improving global cooperation, embracing the digital revolution, tackling climate change to shaping global industrial agendas for the future.
Stressing on his belief that business communities can become a role model by taking action against climate change, Mr. Mahindra reiterated the pledge that he had taken at the Global Climate Action Summit that the Mahindra Group would become carbon neutral 10 years before the agreed deadline for the world, as stated by the Paris Agreement.