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Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017 to focus on a greener growth path

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The importance of Sri Lankan businesses aligning its growth plans with greener practices to help develop a ‘sustainable era,’ will be discussed intensely at the upcoming Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017.

The topic will be discussed at a thematic session titled, ‘Realising a Greener Growth Path – Walking the Talk’, with the participation of thought leaders and industry practitioners.

The session will kick off with a presentation by Dr. Rae Kwon Chung, former Principal Advisor on Climate Change, Executive Office of the Secretary General of the United Nations, with World Bank Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives Ralph Van Doorn and Fonterra Brands Lanka Managing Director Sunil Sethi also following him with presentations.

The trio’s delivery will be followed by a panel discussion, which will include 

University of Sri Jayewardenepura Department of Forestry and Environmental Science Senior Lecturer Dr. Prasanthi Gunawardana, Global Management Consultants Director Avanthi Jayathilaka and MAS Intimates General Manager Environmental Sustainability Vidura Ralapanawa. The session will be moderated by Uchita De Zoysa, an expert on sustainability.

The session will discuss the cost Sri Lanka will have to pay if a sustainable development path is not adopted, why does Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) matter for businesses, what are the entry points to engage on SDGs at a country level, what kind of partnerships the private sector can enter into engage in driving the SDG agenda and the type of an institutional mechanism that should be put in place, for the private sector to engage on the SDG agenda at a national level.

The two-day Sri Lanka Economic Summit organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will take place on 25 and 26 July at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo under the title ‘Execute – Transform – Realize’.

Sunshine Holdings PLC comes in as the Platinum Sponsor of the event, Standard Chartered Bank is the Gold Sponsor, Fonterra Brands the Silver Sponsor and Dialog Axiata the Telecommunications Partner of the event. Janashakthi Insurance, Prima Group, and Nestle Lanka are the Strategic Partners. OMD of OmniCom MediaGroup is the Communications Partner and Echo Wave is the Digital Events Platform Partner. To take part in the event, call 115588877 or email events@chamber.lk.






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