The 11th Sustainability Summit will be held on 14-15 September 2016. This year the theme is “Global Goals & Competitiveness" and it will focus on some of the key goals out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and on building India's national competitiveness.
The year 2016 brings with it a new vision focussing on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate deal. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated that “The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world's leaders and the people. They are a to-do list for people and planet and a blueprint for success.” Turning this vision into reality is primarily the responsibility of countries, but no country can do it alone. It requires new innovative partnerships and models to make it happen. We all have a stake and a contribution to make including government, business, civil society, and other representatives.CII's annual theme for the year 2016-17 is “Building National Competitiveness”. CII has outlined six key enablers for building national competitiveness, i.e., “Human Development, Ease of doing business, Corporate integrity & good citizenship, Innovative & technical capability, Sustainability, and Integrating with the world”.