The NITI Aayog and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on August 8, 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and entered into a three-year partnership.
The MoU was signed during the Government and Business Partnership Conclave in New Delhi. The conclave was organised jointly by NITI Aayog, Confederation of Indian Industry and the United Nations.
The Conclave witnessed participation from senior officials from Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
The NITI Aayog-CII partnership focuses on specific activities that seek to develop:
Launch of report titled ‘Indian Solutions for the World to Achieve SDGs’
• On the same occasion, the CII launched the report ‘Indian Solutions for the World to Achieve SDGs’.
• The report explores and analyses each of the SDGs targets and business implications.
• The report cites examples that illustrate how companies have incorporated the SDGs framework into their business strategy and gone about achieving them.
Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of State (IC), Power and New & Renewable Energy, also spoke at the conclave and mentioned that in sustainable development three things matter the most: energy, water and circular economy/green industry.
He didn’t fail to express his confidence that India will achieve its clean energy goals earlier than SDGs target of 2022 and urged everyone to be conscious and responsible towards the environment.
CII is well aligned to SDGs: Rakesh Bharti Mittal, President CII
Rakesh Bharti Mittal, President CII mentioned that the the current theme of CII 2018-19 is ‘India RISE: Responsible. Inclusive. Sustainable.’, which very well aligns with the sustainability agenda.
Moreover, CII’s nine Centres of Excellence are also well-aligned to the SDGs.
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