On the Earth Day, Akanksha Sharma, Head CSR and Sustainability, STL says that businesses need to imbibe sustainability not merely as a compliance measure, but as a business driver for a greener, healthier and safer future, beyond tomorrow for everyone.”
“What we are witnessing today calls for ‘rewriting the narrative for a better world’. The pandemic and the subsequent disarray have shaped a new world order, which is not only embracing the ESG framework on environmental, social, and governance aspects in totality, but is also reinforcing the same up and down the stream.”, she said.
“It’s high time for businesses to take the sustainable development centre stage across their value chains. We need to ‘build back better’ together and it calls for reprioritizing agendas and not look at crucial parameters like Green Technology, Responsible Manufacturing, Community inclusion, in silos.”, she added.
“It is important for businesses in India to develop ‘Shared Value Propositions’ with communities’ ensuring holistic development. Also, initiatives focusing on Net Zero Carbon Emissions, Zero Waste to Landfills, Water Positivity, Sustainable Sourcing should have boardroom importance more than ever.”, she further added.
“We need to act now!”, she concludes.