How can a 100 billion dollar+ conglomerate with 100+ companies operating in 100+ countries, with a 100-year old tradition of giving back to society and conserving the environment, showcase the extent of its contribution?
This was the challenge set before us. We embarked on producing a compendium of the group's efforts across the world, aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) put forth by the United Nations in 2015. The SDGs, also known as Agenda 2030, is a global commitment to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.
They have been adopted by 193 countries and the Tata group was one of the first private sector signatories to commit to the SDGs. AICL worked with the Tata Sustainability Group (TSG) to collate, edit and design diverse case studies (65 in all) from the Tata universe (Tata companies and Tata Trusts) to effectively highlight the group's actions in keeping with Agenda 2030.
A first-of-its-kind publication, globally, 'We dream of a better world', explains each Goal, its relevance to business and the group's commitment to meet it. The use of a unified design language and vibrant colours of the SDGs, reflect the group's optimism in meeting the Goals. 'We dream of a better world' was released in New Delhi, in the presence of Dr. Mukund Rajan, Chairman of the Tata Global Sustainability Council and Mr. Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator in India.
"We continue to be guided by his (Founder, Jamsetji Tata) business philosophy and by the new opportunities that the SDGs present to us to meaningfully impact the global discourse, design and developmental agenda."
Dr. Mukund Rajan Chairman – Tata Global Sustainability Council and Chief Ethics Officer, Tata Sons
To listen to their conversation during the launch click here
and to view the report click here