The year 2020 will be the fifth anniversary of the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 193 countries at the UN General Assembly.
As per estimate USD 3 billion is required to achieve this
As per another estimate, USD 1.91 Billion is the CSR spent available annually
corporates can work together towards this objective
GENESIS OF SDG TRUST
The CSR Trust for SDGs in India will support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in India utilizing Corporate Social Responsibility. The mechanism in new and independent of the UN. However, in line with the UN mandate to support Agenda 2030 for sustainable development, the UN will support the SDG Trust through strategic advice, particularly in the first two years of operation.
- To leverage partnerships and collaborations to support the achievement of the SDGs in India.
- Provide a platform for corporates to optimize their CSR spend in alignment with India’s priorities on the SDGs.
- To facilitate tracking and monitoring of CSR funds against their impact on the SDGs.
TRUST GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
The India SDG Trust is an independence Trust governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
The Board consists of eminent members like Mr Shankar Venkateswaran- ex-Head TATA Sustainability, Mrs Arundhati Bhattacharya -Ex SBI Chairperson and Mr Karunesh Bhalla former Director Ethics-UNDP.
The Governing Body of the Trust is headed by Dr Bhaskar Chatterjee-widely known as the father of Indian CSR while Rashi Jain, former Corporate Partnership Lead in WaterAid acts as the General Secretary.
Chairperson and Trustee
Retired as Chief of Tata Sustainability Group
Executive Director of America India Foundation, Director, Sustainability PwC and Director of think-tank and consultancy firm : SustainAbility.
Former staff of United Nations Development Program for 37 years
Retired as Director-Ethics Office, United Nations in New York
First-ever woman Chair of the State Bank of India, a Fortune 500 company
Ranked 25th in the Forbes’ List of ‘Most Powerful Women in the world” and Ranked 5th in ‘Most Women In Finance’ category in 2016
Dr Bhaskar Chatterjee, IAS
Widely known as Father of Indian CSR
Former Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises
Former Director-General & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Professional with over 17 years experience in senior management positions across sectors including Corporate Partnerships Lead in WaterAid India
Former Senior Vice President-Retail Banking with one of India’s leading private sector banks