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Agenda

18:15 – 18:30

Registration and Networking

18:30 – 18:35

Opening Remarks by ET Edge

18:35 – 18:55

Special address: Much more than just a statement: Championing profitable and sustainable business
Working with a vision to be recognized as the world's leading business for sustainability, let’s hear the opening key remarks from a leader of such a group; guiding us all to work towards inclusive, green, and sustainable planet. Such leaders believe that “You cannot rise if you take more from the community than you put back”, bringing forward the agenda that sustainability must be a way of life to be a way of business. The business leaders will emphasis on driving positive change to enhance your business.

19:00 – 19:15

Keynote Address: Building Back Better for All: Anchoring the 2030 Agenda in national development plans and strategies
In 2020, extreme poverty rose, with an additional 119 to 124 million people pushed back into poverty (Source: UN – SDG progress Report – 2021). The COVID-19 crisis caused the worst recession in 90 years, dealing a heavy blow to the ability of countries and the international community to mobilize the means of implementation required to support SDG transformation, this causing far reaching impacts on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable and the Sustainable Development Goals, undermining decades of development efforts.
Going forward, it is seen that the pandemic and the imperative to get back on track has reignited interest in development planning, including scenario planning that supports decision making by going beyond immediate responses to challenges such as the COVID-19 crisis and progressively integrating the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs into national development plans and strategies.

19:20 – 19:40

In Conversation: Thinking People, Thinking Planet, Thinking Business

19:45 – 20:30

Thought Leaders Panel Discussion: Leadership Matters: How the C-Suite is seizing the ESG Opportunity
The global pandemic put a spotlight on the value of environmental, social, and corporate governance considerations across all sectors. There is an absolute explosion of net-zero commitments from companies and countries surrounding the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement.
ESG based investment decisions are directed toward long-term value creation for the business and the society. Consequently, it draws a direct connection with the SDGs’ concept of creating ‘shared value’ that represents a constructive intersection of market potential, societal demands, and policy action for a sustainable and inclusive approach to economic growth and well-being.
The session within business leaders aims at bringing together diverse perspectives.
Key Discussion Points:

  • State of ESG: where are we now?
  • Accelerate the transition to a low carbon, sustainable and equitable future
  • Moving ESG up the business sustainability agenda
  • Taking an integrated approach to achieve net zero carbon targets
  • What's ahead in environmental disclosure: regulation, reporting frameworks, and rating agencies

20:40 – 20:50

Unveiling of The Economic Times Sustainable Organizations 2022 Coffee Table Book

20:55 – 20:30

Felicitation Ceremony

20:35

Closing Remark by ET Edge

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