delivers keynote address
ONGC cherishes passion and foresight
of Subir Raha : CMD
Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau
NEW DELHI, JULY 05 : Padma Bhushan Dr Kirit Parikh made a pitch for Sustainable Development Goals in his keynote address at the 9th Subir Raha Memorial Lecture jointly organized by Global Compact Network India (GCNI)and ONGC at ONGC Corporate office, New Delhi on July 5, 2019.
The theme of the keynote address was "How can corporate organizations help achieve Sustainable Development Goals".
it is more valuable than anything."
― Samael Aun Weor
Dr Kirit Parikh :
"Corporates have unique advantages of resources of finance and skilled manpower, which can not only help plan the interventions better but also implement them effectively. Also, they can think out of the box, innovate and avoid bureaucratic inefficiencies and delays."
In his address,Dr Parikh delved into the pivotal role the corporates can play to achieve Sustainable Development Goals identified by the United Nations
He opined that the corporations can help in sustainable development in many ways. "While CSR activities can address SDG goals directly, their production methods and processes can make large contributions to sustainable development", he said.
In his welcome address, Mr Shashi Shanker, President, UN-GCNI and CMD-ONGC said that ONGC as a responsible corporate is actively pursuing the UN Sustainable Development Goals through its social and environmental interventions.Speaking of late Mr Raha, he said that ONGC cherishes his passion and foresight which has led GCNI to become one of the top 10 leading networks among the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) family. Over 400 people from diverse institutions/sectors like Corporate, Civil Society Organizations, UN Agencies and Business Schools including students from various Universities and Institutions attended the program. In his the opening remarks, Dr Uddesh Kohli, Senior Advisor, UNGCNI shared that the Subir Raha Memorial Lecture series has been instituted to honour the memory and contributions of late Mr Subir Raha and has witnessed riveting discourse on sustainable development agenda by eminent luminaries. Delivering the vote of thanks, Mr Kamal Singh, Executive Director, UN-GCNI later thanked all the guests and participants and assured that the journey started by MrRaha will continue to achieve the goals for what UN-GCNI was formed.