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100 Indian CEOs attend the 2022 World Economic Forum

Indian CEOs feel that there is a strong need to focus on creating necessary infrastructure for fighting any future pandemic.

At the 2022 World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Davos, Switzerland, India is represented by nearly 100 CEOs.

WEF has also launched the India chapter of the Alliance of CEO Climate Action Leaders. This Alliance will help supercharge India’s climate action and decarbonization efforts. It will continue efforts to achieve the vision outlined in the white paper released last year, Mission 2070: A Green New Deal for a Net Zero India, on India’s low-carbon transition by 2070. 

Sumant Sinha, Co-Chair, Alliance of CEO Climate Action Leaders India, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ReNew Power, says:

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“As a major global economy, India’s role in mitigating climate change is critical and India Inc. must add its full weight to the country’s efforts, as well to the global endeavour, against global warming.”

According to the Hindu, Indian CEOs feel that there is a strong need to focus on creating necessary infrastructure for fighting any future pandemic.

Ministers Piyush Goyal, Mansukh Mandaviya and Hardeep Singh Puri are also participating in the event.

Further, the Indian political contingent is represented by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Bommai, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy, Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao, Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray, and Tamil Nadu Minister Thangam Thennarasu.

Maharashtra government representatives have signed 24 memorandum of understanding (MoU) worth over ₹80,000 crore in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information technology, data centres, textiles, food processing, packaging, paper and pulp, and steel.  

State’s industries minister Subhash Desai tweeted: “The MoU helped us to reach a milestone of 24 MoUs worth INR 80000 Cr.”

India’s representatives, including government officers, will discuss fight against the cureent COVID19 pandemic.

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Other prominent issues expected to spark debate during the conference include climate change, cryptocurrencies, the role of multilateral institutions, and rising cost of living across the world.

WEF has been the international organization for public-private cooperation to discuss solutions for a more sustainable and inclusive future. 

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