Complex and intricate global supply chains can work efficiently at the best of times, but remain susceptible to many unknown vulnerabilities. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many events in recent years have temporarily disrupted production across geographies, sectors and firms. Such events expose the weaknesses and impact the long-term sustainability and security of supply chains, leading to financial losses for firms, and indeed in some instances through impacts on key supply chains; affect lives and livelihoods of vast populations. In terms of effective risk management, it is therefore very important to build a sustainability and resilience framework for key supply chains, which are integral to the economy.
The premiere edition of SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS INDIA will focus on integrating supply chain management and sustainability in order to promote environmentally and socially responsible business practices. Discussions will focus on innovative strategies for companies to address risks and opportunities within their supply chain in a cohesive manner, while also making progress towards sustainability goals. The event will bring to the forefront innovative global perspectives and thought leadership in supply chain management and sustainability to offer examples of best practices, paving the way for a sustainable future.
Green Revolution in 1960s raised agricultural output significantly and the rising incomes boosted protein consumption and brought new challenges such as GHG emissions, food waste, over fishing, etc which are threatening supplies. Agriculture and food industry has to safeguard food supplies against greater disruptive effects of climate change. The need of the hour is innovation and advanced technologies that can help secure and sustain food production.
Despite dramatic improvements in health and life expectancy over the last century, on average people spend 50% of their lives in less than good health and 12% in poor health – a ratio that has not changed over past 50 years. A new vision requires a modernized understanding of health, including physical, mental, social, and spiritual health, and the full richness of factors that influence those elements of holistic health. Factors influencing human health fall into four groups - personal attributes, personal behaviours, environmental attributes, and interventions.
India has recognized the importance of climate change, and set itself the target of achieving net-zero emissions by 2070. India has also set intermediate targets for 2030 which include meeting 50% of its energy requirements from renewable energy; reach non-fossil fuel capacity of 500 GW; reduce carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes; and reduce carbon intensity by 45%. India has made significant progress in the renewable energy (RE) sector with a four-fold increase in capacity in less than eight years from 39.5GW in 2014 to 151GW in 2021. Despite the progress in the RE sector, India relies primarily on coal (54.2%) and crude oil (28.2%). Large investments would be required to replace these with clean energy sources and power the economic growth of India.
The term sustainable mobility goes far beyond reducing emissions. The transport sector has the potential to improve the lives and livelihoods of billions of people. However, as well as meeting people’s needs today, the sector must be ready to respond to future generations’ expectations: this is the essence of sustainable development. A range of innovative mobility trends, including shared mobility, and providing affordable and sustainable mobility options for people, can help achieve global sustainability goals.