Day 1 (14 November 2018)


Inaugural Plenary

Effective Methods of Collaboration in Pursuing SDGs: What Lessons for India?

High Level Panel 1

Topic : Cooperation Among and Across Governments: Linking the Global Goals with the Local Challenges

Time : 1130hrs to 1300hrs

Annotation : This session on ‘Cooperation Among and Across Governments: Linking the Global Goals with the Local Challenges’ will probe the effectiveness of cooperation:

  • how bilateral development partners have and can effectively cooperate among themselves for achieving SDGs
  • strengthening partnership between bilateral development partners with national governments and agencies, especially in the context of developing countries like India, to promote SDGs
  • among various national governments for approaching the SDGs, through financial, technical and other modes of cooperation
  • within the nation (especially from an Indian context), covering both the horizontal (cooperation between different national level Ministries) and the vertical (cooperation between national level with the state level and provincial level government agencies)

High Level Panel 2

Topic : Creating Lasting Public and Private Sector Collaboration Models in Practice, Building Trust

Time : 1400hrs to 1530hrs

Annotation : This session ‘Creating Lasting Public and Private Sector Collaboration Models in Practice, Building Trust’ will explore the following:

  • What are the Key ‘Principles’ to make collaboration between Public and Private sector effective, especially in the Indian context?
  • What steps can be taken to strengthen Transparency and Accountability in such Partnerships and mitigate Risks
  • Critical SDGs that Public and Private Sector collaboration can address in Indiat? Why & How? (iv) What are some of the key ‘enabling conditions’ necessary to make this collaboration work? (Good examples:

High Level Panel 3

Topic : How to Make Multi-stakeholder Partnerships Work to Achieve SDGs?

Time : 1600hrs to 1730hrs

Annotation : We would like to explore the following pointers:

  • What can make Multi-stakeholder Partnerships (MSPs) work in India?
  • What levels should MSPs be developed (global/national/state) for them to be effective and Why? What does some examples indicate
  • What are some of the challenges that MSPs (could) face? How can they be addressed, particularly in the context of India?
  • With illustrations, please share your thoughts on how MSPs have (i) leveraged resources of particular issue through collaborations, (ii) create innovative approaches; (iii) tackle complexities and implement systems changes

CelebSpeak and Reception

followed by Dinner



Day 2 and 3 (15 & 16 November 2018)

Two days of delebration on various themes and sectors. Few of the tentative sessions are as follow. 

(Keep visiting this section for updates)


Sustainable Electronics and ICT

To be updated soon..

Water Stewardship

To be updated soon..

Circular Economy and its Relevance for Indian Industry and Stakeholders

To be updated soon..

Indo-Dutch CSR & Sustainability Forum

To be updated soon..

Inclusive and Sustainable Global Value Chains

To be updated soon..

Business and Human Rights

To be updated soon..

Collaboration for Sustainable Landscapes

To be updated soon..

District Mineral Foundation for Sustainable Outcomes from Mining in India

To be updated soon..

Future-proofing CSR in India – a forward looking approach

To be updated soon..

Agro-forestry and Climate Smart Agriculture

To be updated soon..

Responsible Business practices for Small tea-growers

To be updated soon..

CB Workshop on Mitigating Forced Labour and/or Child Labour in Apparel and Textiles Supply Chain

To be updated soon..

CB Workshop on ‘Product Sustainability Information for Consumers’

To be updated soon..

Workshop: Aligning CSR initiatives with Global & National Goals

To be updated soon..