Countries from all over the world are combining efforts to accelerate the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals through innovative solutions. Launched by the UN in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global goals aimed at transforming our world by 2030.
As the global population continues to grow and economic growth escalates in emerging markets, the planet is straining its physical limits to keep up with the existing model of production and consumption. Through goals such as eradicating poverty, reduced inequality, and responsible consumption and production, the SDGs make the route to a better world more tangible and actionable.
In accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Global Compact Network India – the local arm of the UN Global Compact, New York, concluded its 14th edition of the National Convention in Mumbai, recently.
This year’s convention titled - ‘Pioneering Solutions for India’ sought solutions that would drive the wider implementation of sustainable innovations, and focused on real, on-ground actions that businesses need to take.
Rajeev Dubey, Convener, GCNI 14th National Convention and Group President (HR and Corporate Services) & CEO (Aftermarket Sector) & Member of the Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, said, “SDGs present a large business opportunity and if India’s progress is so crucial to achieving the SDGs, it is easy to understand that corporations like Mahindra will play a key role in the way forward.”