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United Nations Global Compact Network of India (UN GCNI) along with International Institute of Corporate Social Responsibility (IICSR) with the support of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, is organizing “Global Summit on Sustainable Tourism and Impact Investment – 2018” for the Tourism industry to take an ACCORD of sustainable development framework and deliberate on SDG incentives. The various Tourism Associations such as FAITH, TAAI, FHRAI, and others along with the Central and State policy makers, Business Owners and International & National Investors would be a part of the event.
Sustainable development framework (SDF) is developed in alignment with 17 UN Sustainable development goals (SDGs) of which India is a signatory. A platform for the Indian Tourism Industry to take an ACCORD and set targets is created here. Alongside, modes to finance SDGs in India would be deliberated by the Indian and Global investors, business heads, and policymakers.
The Indian subcontinent is among the first to make CSR “comply or explain” but has yet to introduce SDG incentives for the investment community to promote companies proactive on sustainable development. The Indian Tourism Industry would be the 1st one where the SDG incentives would be applied and which would take the ACCORD of sustainable development.
This platform is the launch of these initiatives with an aim is to understand the pain points for the sustainable development of tourism industry in conjunction with the expectations of the global investors.
The event comprises of deliberations and discussions on: Launch of Sustainable Development Framework and deliberations of SDG Index. Tourism Industry taking an ACCORD for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) SDG Incentives that India should foray towards. The need and role of Sustainable Development Index for mainstream markets and Global Investors perspectives towards sustainability index across international stock exchanges.
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