India Leadership Conclave
he Indian economy is galloping at a breakneck speed and might even reach double-digit growth by 2013, feel Industry pundits & Economists. Many economists agree that the demographic dividend that India enjoys could see the country sustain its high growth rate for a long time to come. The India growth story is indeed enviable. Despite being plagued by myriad problems, India has emerged stronger and more resilient to any global crises so far. India is expected to be the world's fastest growing economy by 2018, according to Economist Intelligence Unit, a research arm of the Economist magazine. But does this so-called growth reach Indians living at the lowest rung of the society, does 8-8.5 per cent rise in gross domestic product indicate better living conditions for the poorest of the poor? . What does aam aadmi feel about this development story so well publicized by the politicians, economists and media alike?. Well this is the State of Affairs & we at 2nd edition of India Leadership Conclave 2011 decided that this year’s theme has to deal with common man amidst the year marked by unpleasant & unholy nexus of Corruption & Policy Makers. Last Year, we had a economic theme in our first edition of ILC “ Will Resilent Indian Economy Bounce Back by 2010? & this year all our experts belived that it has to be Aam Admi, so, this year’s theme is “AAM ADMI ( AN ORDINARY INDIAN) - BEYOND ROTI, KAPDA & MAKAN ( BEYOND BASIC NECESSITIES) 2011 to be staged in India’s commercial capital Mumbai
At the India Leadership Conclave 2011, a wide range of new resources and thinking will be launched. Highlights include: the world's largest study on CEO views on corporate responsibility today and in the future; a new "Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership"; sets of principles to guide commitment around women's empowerment and social investment; tools and guidance for all of the Global Compact principle areas, as well as key topics such as supply chain and doing business in conflict-affected areas; and best practices in a range of areas to serve as inspiration for increased action. Future advances in global integration, poverty reduction, protection of our planet and, ultimately, peace critically depend on our ability to collectively address the most pressing global challenges. Accelerating the practice of corporate sustainability and responsibility is an urgent task in these complex times, when crises – from financial market break downs to environmental degradation – are increasingly global and connected. The stakes could not be higher, given that climate change threatens the security of food, water and energy – the interlocking resource pillars which underpin prosperity and the productivity of the economy. To bring about a new era of sustainability, business everywhere must put long-term considerations, comprehensive risk management and ethics at the top of the corporate agenda. The India Leadership Conclave 2011 seeks to maximize interaction between participants. For the majority of the Summit, including plenary sessions, participants will be seated at tables of approximately 10 people – consisting of leaders from a variety of stakeholder groups. Sessions will begin with a panel discussion conducted in “Question & Answer” style, to be followed by round-table discussions by participants. 2011 will mark a decade since world leaders committed to reduce extreme poverty and set out the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015. Much remains to be done – especially with negative impacts from climate change, food crises and the global economic downturn turning back advances. Poverty is a profound threat to global security, interdependence and building strong markets. Business can and must strengthen its role in finding strategic and effective solutions to combat global poverty, hunger and disease.