The Sankalp Global Summit 2021, one of the world’s largest inclusive development platforms and an initiative of Intellecap, is coming up with its 13th edition in a virtual format over October 12-14, 2021. The Summit will have 2,000+ attendees from 70+ countries, featuring 200+ Hours of Learning, 50+ Sessions, 500+ Entrepreneurs, 200+ Investors and over 100+ Female Founders. The Summit will feature 200+ global speakers including two eminent Nobel Laureates, Kailash Satyarthi, Founder, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, and Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank.
The summit aims to conclude conversations around the theme of Mainstreaming Impact with impact entrepreneurs, developmental institutions, investors, corporates and regulators.. The conversations will focus on climate resilience, environment, circularity, financial inclusion and considering sustainable business as the key focus.
Other prominent speakers include Ajay Mathur, Director General, International Solar Alliance, Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary, Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Carolien De Bruin, Head of COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum, Emile Schmit, Managing Director, BoP Inc, Parmesh Shah, Global Lead for Data Driven Digital Agriculture, World Bank,Preeti Sinha, Secretary General, UN Capital Development Fund, Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Surge & Sequoia Capital India LLP, Wendy Werner, Country Head – India, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Ashvin Dayal, Senior Vice President, Power & Climate, The Rockefeller Foundation Richard Hawkes, CEO, British Asian Trust, Dr. Srikanya Yathip, Secretary General, Thailand Pension Fund, Vivek Singh, Head of Portfolio – Employment & Entrepreneurship at IKEA Foundation, Edwin Keh, CEO, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel, Christina Jaegar, Co-Founder and MD, Yunus Environment Hub and Veena Reddy, Mission Director, USAID/India.
Vikas Bali, Intellecap CEO says, “Our good intentions on equitable inclusive and environmentally sustainable development have to be translated into replicable, viable and scalable programs that impact people and planet, now. The imperative for business, corporations, governments & individuals to pivot to an impact-driven society has never been more urgent, which is our call to action at Sankalp this year”.
Urvashi Devidayal, Sankalp India Lead and Associate Vice President of Intellecap said, “Every year at Sankalp, we convene for-profit entrepreneurs who are driven by purpose, and the ecosystem needed to support them to thrive. We will address the challenges of the climate crisis, smallholder farmers, sustainable agriculture, financial inclusion, livelihoods, water, health & sanitation. Across all of our thematic areas, we look at the role of technology, capital & women as cross-cutting themes. The Sankalp Global Summit is at its heart a celebration of entrepreneurship.”
The summit will feature deal rooms, entrepreneur slumber party, exhibition booths, literary sessions and the Sankalp Global Awards where outstanding enterprises will be showcased. The sessions will be structured around 8 high impact tracks, namely agriculture, clean energy and climate solutions, financial services, health and WASH, gender and livelihoods, impact investing and blended finance, circular economy, and the future of work. The 4th CAIF Conclave with the theme “Sustainable Business is Good Business” will be held on October 14 and place the spotlight on circular and sustainable business practices for the textile and apparel industry in the Global South.
Sankalp is proud to be partnering with leading global institutions including World Economic Forum’s COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, British Asian Trust, Energy Catalyst, Bopinc, International Finance Corporation, Cartier Women’s Initiative, Bayer Foundation, USAID and SAMRIDH.