The Economic Times SDGs Summit 2022

ET Edge, as a part of the Times of India Group, launched the SDGs impact summit in 2019 followed by the second edition in September 2020; and 3rd edition in September 2021 with the objective to rally the champions of sustainability together as the world moved towards the decade of delivery.

The SDGs Action Platform witnessed the largest global gathering of changemakers, individuals and organizations who have championed sustainability, celebrities and influential personalities who have a led their voice to the cause and members of the civil society dedicated to attaining the SDGs in a timely manner and path towards ESG’s and Net Zero Emissions.

The upcoming 4th edition aims to transform the world by changing ideas to solutions. It focusses on assisting businesses towards more environment friendly practices by tracking and reducing emissions through Net Zero. The summit will convene leaders from government, business, international organizations, and civil society along with a diverse group of experts and innovators to initiate, accelerate and scale-up entrepreneurial solutions to tackle climate change and advance sustainable development.


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What can you expect?


  • Immersive two-day conference covering macro and micro issues
  • Focused Roundtable Discussions and break away panel discussions on each of the Goals with an action-oriented agenda
  • High level countries dialog on ESG’s and SDG’s
  • B2G dialogues and virtual meetings to identify potential areas of cooperation and working together between countries
  • State workshops on focussed SDG’s
  • Pledge session highlighting the top businesses and conglomerates and their commitment for a better planet and Net Zero Emissions
  • Spotlight sessions facilitating inter country dialogues amongst government agencies for benchmarking and exchanging best practices and ideas
  • The Economic Times and Futurescape 8th Sustainability Index to be released at the summit

Key Agendas

The new IPCC report puts the focus on expanding the use of clean energy and renewable energy. The Prime minister of India appropriately put emphasis on addressing the unprecedented impact of climate change related issues ranging from equitable distribution of carbon space, support for mitigation, and adaptation. Food, trade, health, and climate – are interdependent. We are seeing more clearly the benefits of universal health coverage, social protection, and universal access to basic services like energy, water and sanitation, quality education, and the internet.

2030 Purpose is a choice that has many implications. 2030 agenda is increasingly recognised as a necessary condition for the delivery of long-term value, both to direct stakeholders and wider society. It’s good for business and good for the world. Key areas for business to focus on:

Recycling, water and waste management

Green infrastructure

Circular Economy

Business Resilience

Decarbonization

Innovation

Carbon Credits

Climate Change

Energy

Plastic Pollution