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SDG Leadership Council

The SDG Leadership Council is the CSR/policy advocacy arm of the initiative aimed at identifying actionable strategies & policies that can accelerate development pertaining to different goals and create a sustainable environment at all levels.

Targeted activities by the Council

  • White Papers
  • Action oriented ground activities
  • Communication and capacity building
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Targeting activities for one of the sub-goals to start immediately

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Good health is essential to sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda reflects the complexity and interconnectedness of the two. It considers widening economic and social inequalities, rapid urbanization, threats to the climate and the environment, the continuing burden of HIV and other infectious diseases, and emerging challenges such as noncommunicable diseases. Universal health coverage will be integral to achieving SDG 3, ending poverty and reducing inequalities. Emerging global health priorities not explicitly included in the SDGs, including antimicrobial resistance, also demand action.

Why to be part of this Council
The Times Group is India’s largest media conglomerate (source: Financial Times, March 2015), with interests across diverse media encompassing publishing, television, internet, radio and outdoor. The Times Group now has flagship media vehicles such as The Economic Times, ET Now, The Times of India, Times Now, Indiatimes.com and many more that span diverse topics like business, real estate, topical issues, art, culture, economics and more. The group is synonymous with integrity, reform and progress for India and has been an unshakeable beacon of truth, justice and the power of honest journalism.

With the support of our large network across the country including the media personals, response groups and others, the initiatives of the committee can be executed and spread across the nation. With the diverse group of experts at the same platform, we can plan to collaborate and contribute collectively to the activities of the SDG’s. This can help inspire several stakeholders across the country.

Benefits to the ET SDG Leadership Council
· ET Edge will be the facilitator for all the activities within the council
· ET Edge will provide visibility to the members on all media platforms
· We can include random articles, interviews and surveys on the website
· Members get the opportunity to network with other executive members from the industry
· All the members will be part of the ET SDG Summit which is a flagship event of ET Edge




Council Members


  • Committee Chair


    Preetha Reddy
    Executive Vice Chairperson
    Apollo Hospitals Group

  • Alexander Thomas
    Founder Member and President
    Association of Healthcare Providers of India

  • Anand K
    CEO
    SRL Diagnostics

  • Anil Joseph
    Managing Director
    Abbott India Ltd

  • Deepak Gupta
    CEO
    Make a Wish India

  • Dr. Devi Shetty
    Chairman
    Narayana Hrudayalaya Limited

  • Manoj Saxena
    Managing Director Bayer Zydus Pharma
    Country Division Head, South Asia - Pharmaceuticals

  • Mr. Sandeep Makkar
    Managing Director
    Johnson and Johnson Medical India

  • Sanjiv Navangul
    Managing Director and CEO
    Bharat Serums
For more details, e-mail us: etunwired@et-edge.com
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