The theme this year is “Market Dynamics & Social Dilemmas of Promoting Sustainable Business”
New Delhi, Delhi, India: Centre for Responsible Business, a think-tank for promoting sustainability practices has launched the Sixth edition of its annual flagship conference, India & Sustainability Standards (ISS), a melting pot for the exchange of diverse multi – stakeholder perspectives and ideas from thought leaders, experts, practitioners and policy makers on Business Sustainability. Every year the Conference brings together over 700 attendees, 40+ partner organizations and 100+ speakers together for learning and action to make sustainability everybody’s business. ISS 2019 will be held at the Eros Hotel, New Delhi taking place November 20 – 22, 2019. The Chief guest for this years event is Shri. Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Government of India.
Integrating sustainability into global and local value chains is increasingly being understood as necessary, for equitable and inclusive growth and the realisation of shared value creation. India and Sustainability Standards (ISS) has successfully completed five years of bringing together key national and international stakeholders, Indian and international policy actors, government agencies, standard setters, large and small businesses, industry associations, civil society, academia, and media agencies together to collaborate on promoting sustainability. The event offers an enabling and stimulating environment for continuous dialogue and engagement year on year.
Rijit Sengupta, CEO, Centre for Responsible Business says “In the sixth edition of ISS, our endeavor is to continue to work towards pushing and propelling the agenda of sustainable business by engaging with multiple stakeholders through an evidence-based approach to understand and deliberate on the opportunities and challenges of promoting sustainable business on a variety of thematic and sector specific issues on sustainability. Some of the focus areas of the event this year are: circular economy, business and human rights, voluntary sustainability standards, MSMEs and sustainability, private sectors and SDGs.”
This year, some of the featured speakers include:
- MR. SURESH PRABHU – Former Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation
- PROF. JEFFREY SACHS – Thought Leader & Former Director- The Earth Institute at Columbia
- ARUNACHALAM MURUGANANTHAM (PADMAN) Jayaashree Industries, India
- DATUK DARREL WEBBER Chief Executive Officer, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
- SHOKO NODA – Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Please join us and register at : http://www.sustainabilitystandards.in/
Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) was established in 2011 as a think-tank to pursue its vision, ‘businesses integrate sustainability into their core business practices’. Given that sustainability is a multi-dimensional problem, especially in the context of India and other emerging economies, CRB has adopted a model of engaging multiple stakeholders to develop action plans for promoting sustainable/responsible business, across various sectors in India.