The ISS is a well-established national and international dialogues platform on business sustainability and has been successful in bringing key national and international stakeholders together on sustainability/sustainable business/SDGs issues over the last five years, attended by over 700 delegates. It has consistently worked towards pushing and propelling the agenda of sustainable business by engaging with multiple stakeholders through a consensus and evidence-based approach. Designed and hosted by the Centre for Responsible Business (CRB), the Conference has witnessed action-oriented deliberations on a variety of thematic and sector specific issues on sustainability – drawing the attention of Indian and international policy actors, government agencies, standard setters, large and small businesses, industry associations, civil society, academia, and media agencies.
For 2019 conference, our endeavour is to convene a diverse set of stakeholders to understand and deliberate on the opportunities and challenges of promoting sustainable business in an emerging economy like India. Balancing the aspirations of a demographically young and expanding economy on one hand and meeting the needs of the underserved on the other hand is a complex challenge. Through our discussions, we aim to address these challenges and move the needle on the issues.