Panel Discussion on Sustainable Development (L-R) Prodipto Ghosh; Ravichandran Purushothaman; Andrew MacLeod; Pierre Gratton; Anuradha Sengupta; Amita Prasad; Mark Wiseman; Kirit Parikh
As a sector leader, active industry advocacy is a responsibility of Vedanta. We invest resources to set the narrative for the future of the natural resources industry.
We have a deep understanding of the issues that affect the industry including the strengths, weaknesses and challenges of the sector. Over the years, we have nurtured a team of experts who are specialists in advocacy across specific stakeholder segments - right from shaping of public policies to informing the community about our efforts in education, health and livelihood.
Network 18 & The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised the first 'Global Natural Resources Conclave', on 4th & 5th April 2017. This event was curated by Vedanta Resources. This initiative aims to position India as a formidable global player in the natural resources landscape. It will, therefore, enable an opportunity for global business to partake of the untapped opportunity in India. It was endorsed by the Indian Government's Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Steel.
Lending support to the Conclave were domain experts, country partners and global think tanks active in the space. These include The Energy and Resources Institute, World Economic Forum & World Business Council for Sustainable Development, International Council on Mining and Metals, Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry, among others.
The two-day Conclave also built scale and gravitas through collaboration with Canada sharing the 'Country Perspective' at the Conclave. The Conclave saw proactive collaboration from 30 countries and industry leaders as well as the most influential Indian and global names in the natural resources space spanning all sub-sectors including oil & natural gas, mining & minerals, power, metals - aluminium, copper and zinc, etc.