We are an amazingly interconnected world. This happened millions of years before modern trade and tech made the world flat and interconnected. Interconnected organic and inorganic microsystems interact to form a complex system.
Different but related terms - Chaos Theory, Butterfly Effect, Telecoupling, Gaia Hypothesis – are used to express the interconnectedness between and the impacts on different microsystems. A policy decision, a natural occurrence, a social event, a technology application, may cascade events with effects elsewhere.
We are beginning to realise the strength of interconnectedness and interactions between microsystems. Big problems like those we are faced with require big solutions, based on a systems approach.
Clayton and Radcliffe in 'Sustainability – A Systems Approach' note that “A systems approach… provides a multi-dimensional framework in which information from different disciplines and domains can be integrated without being forced into a one-dimensional mapping”
The whole must be looked at, as well as the parts and the connections between the parts and the influence they exact upon each other in order to understand it fully (as well as the environment in which the system is placed and any external factors or mitigating forces) O'CONNOR & MCDERMOTT in The Art of Systems Thinking.
Advanced technologies are aiding comprehension and in speculating the impacts, but the real impacts are still largely unknown. The complexity of system grows with the increasing understanding of the interconnectedness.
Scientific understanding of complex interactions between microsystems and a systems approach are required to build the regenerative capacity of Earth to sustain life. Development and deployment of solutions, including data analytics, artificial intelligence, biomaterials, genetics, must identify their impact on microsystems and be based on systems thinking.
CII’s 14th Sustainability Summit is designed to bring to fore science-based (natural sciences, social sciences and philosophy) understanding, examples of systems approach in policy making, product design, and business reengineering, and sustainability solutions that provide intergenerational justice.
Join more than 6,500 of your peers who have participated in the previous editions of the Sustainability Summit
- Get insights on the latest in the field of sustainability
- Exchange ideas and learn from the best practices
- Connect with the best industry leaders and build network
- Find solutions-based deliberations
- Meet our internal trainers and experts
WHO CAN ATTEND?
- Consulting firms
- Central/state governments
- Bi-lateral and multilateral agencies
PARTNERSHIP MATRIX 2019
|12 lacs||10 lacs||8 lacs||6 lacs||3 lacs|
|Create a session
(1 session per sponsor)
|Prominent speaker slot||
|B2B meeting facilitation||
|Complementary passes with reserved seating||
Ackruti City Ltd. Ambuja Cement Ananta Aspen Centre Australian Government Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. BSR BMW BSE C&A Foundation CNBC TV 18 Cummins India Ltd. Council on Energy, Environment & Water Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. Delhi Development Authority, Development Alternatives DSM India DuPont European Union Ericsson India ERM India Ernst & Young LLP Essar Foundation Forbes Marshal GIZ Goonj Grundfos India GVK Conglomerate HSBC India Hindustan Zinc Ltd. India Business Biodiversity Initiative India Energy Storage Alliance Ingersoll Rand Technologies & Services Pvt Ltd. Indian Green Building Council Indian Oil Intel India International Business Leaders Forum Inwent ITC Ltd. ITC Infotech ITC Maurya-New Delhi International Union for Conservation of Nature ICIMOD Indian Women Network Jaypee Group JSW Ltd. Kirloskar Brothers Ltd. Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Mahindra Rise Mantri Developers Pvt. Ltd. Ministry of Chemical & Fertilizers Ministry of Earth Sciences Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Ministry of External Affairs Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Ministry of Mines Ministry of New & Renewable Energy Ministry of Science & Technology Ministry of Tribal Affairs Ministry of Urban Development Mondelez International NDTV Profit Novozymes National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development National Biodiversity Authority National Foundation for Corporate Governance National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. Panasonic India Retailers Association of India RioTinto India Royal Bank of Scotland SABMiller India SBI Sesa Goa Limited Siemens Integrity Initiative Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers Society of Indian Law Firms Steel Authority of India Sustainability Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Tata Group Tata Chemicals Ltd. Tata Housing Development Co Ltd. Tata Steel The Bar Association of India Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. The Convention on Biological Diversity The Express Group Think Step The Orchid Hotel UNODC USHA United Nations Environment Programme Vedanta Resources Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Wartsila India Wipro World Business Council for Sustainable Development WWF - India Wildlife Trust of India WRI India
Speakers Quotes 13th Sustainability Summit
New India needs appropriate vision for sustainable, integrated and inclusive growth.Mr Nitin Gadkari Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
To ensure sustainable development, we need to work holistically on 5Ps - People, Planet, Peace, Prosperity and Partnership together.Dr. Mahesh Sharma Minister of State for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Sustainability Summit is a landmark event; it has contributed significantly to raise awareness and to implement sustainability on the ground.Mr Suresh P Prabhu Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation of India
Member of Business community across India and Europe will have to work in close cooperation with Government of India and members of European Union for implementing solutions on climate and energy.H.E. Mr Tomasz Kozlowski Ambassador of European Union to India and Bhutan
Sustainability is not about technology, it's about people. Therefore, the ethos of sustainability and to make cities live-able must be a part of our thinking process.Mr Amitabh Kant CEO, Niti Aayog