Sankalp Global Summit 2017 Aims to set 'Social Defaults' for an Equitable Future

MUMBAI, November 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Over 600 delegates will convene in Mumbai for the 9th Summit from December 7-8, 2017 

The Sankalp Global Summit 2017, an initiative of Intellecap and one of the world's fastest growing inclusive development platform, is coming up with its 9th edition in India, scheduled on December 7-8, 2017 in Mumbai. Sankalp Forum will engage stakeholders from across the entrepreneurial ecosystem to debate and discuss on 'How do we set new social defaults to ensure an equitable future for all?'

In its 9th edition, Sankalp Forum is boldly envisioning a future where basic rights to education, healthcare, livelihood, and a basic quality of life are emerging as new 'social defaults'. The Summit is looking to address four key themes - Innovative Finance, Future of Food, Future of Work and Moral Heath Economy and arrive at solutions that can enable quality of life to become a human right with social defaults that ensure physical and mental well-being, specifically for the people at the bottom of the pyramid.

Speaking about the Global Summit, Nisha Dutt, CEO, Intellecap said, "As the world chases ambitious Social Development Goals, the Summit shifts the focus on the questions that the world collectively desires to address. The Summit will bring together a confluence of entrepreneurs and businesses, curated conversations and inspired learnings, all of which will have a substantial contribution in addressing and answering complex challenges of poverty and hunger. We are thrilled to have various partners who join us in this journey of setting new social defaults."

The Summit will see participation from 600 carefully curated entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, corporates, partners, academics, policymakers, and from other thought leaders across the world. The Summit will build on the UN sustainable development goals and will feature compelling tracks, mini sessions with inspiring leaders, renowned experts, fireside chats and freewheeling conversations. It will also feature exhibition booth, art installations, entertainment sessions and track-related discussions as part of the Summit. These are aimed to drive essential content around technology, disruption, innovation and social entrepreneurship, with a focus on ideas that can improve the lives of 3 billion people at the bottom of the pyramid. 

The Summit will see over 50+ speakers sharing their perspectives through 40+ sessions. Some of the key speakers include -

- Sunil Munjal, Chairman, Hero Enterprise

- Shri Gurjit Singh, Former Indian ambassador to Germany

- Kiran Karnik, Director, Central Board of Directors

- Arun Maira, Former Chairman, BCG India & Member, Planning Commission

- Shaheen Mistry, Founder, Teach for India

- Nitin Puri, Senior President & Country Head, Yes Bank

- Bindu Ananth, Chair IFMR Trust

- Devendra Sharma, Food and Trade Policy Analyst

- Mark Malloch-Brown, Chair, Business and Sustainable Development Commission

- Michael Schlein, President and CEO, Accion

- Dr. Zia Khan, Vice President, Initiatives and Strategy, The Rockefeller Foundation

- Ameet Desai, Executive Director & Group CFO, Adani Enterprises

- Rajat M. Nag, Former Managing Director, Asian Development Bank

- Yohannes Assefa, Director - Agriculture, East Africa Trade & Investment Hub

- Varun Seth, Co-Founder, Ketto

- Dr. Aniruddha Malpani, Director & Founder, Malpani Ventures

- Jessie Duncan, Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Strategy, Medtronic Labs

- Varun Khanna, Managing Director, Becton Dickinson

About Sankalp Global Summit: 

Sankalp Global Summit is one of the world's largest inclusive development platforms and since our inception, the brand has grown from strength to strength, based on its annual Summits in 4 continents. In the past years, with sole focus on getting the ecosystem to congregate and deliberate on development issues, and entrepreneurship agenda, the Summit has built a reputation for itself and therefore a recall for the brand. Sankalp Global Summit was initiated in India in 2009 by Intellecap, part of the Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group, to create a thriving ecosystem for business-led inclusive development. Over the past 9 years, the Summit has built one of the world's largest impact enterprise focused platforms that has showcased and discovered 1500+ entrepreneurs, through 20+ editions and have connected them to over 300+ investors. It has enabled enterprises and entrepreneurs, and has helped raise over USD 240 million in funding. The Summit engages with Governments, Corporations, influential platforms like the G8 and G20, media and civil society to drive a paradigm shift in inclusive development approaches.

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About Intellecap 

Intellecap is a pioneer in providing innovative business solutions that help build and scale profitable and sustainable enterprises dedicated to social and environmental change. Founded in 2002, the Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group has directed US $ 600 million of capital to entrepreneurs working on such challenging problems sustainably through equity funds, venture debt vehicle, microfinance lending or investment banking intermediation. Intellecap provides a broad range of Consulting, Research and Investment Banking Services, to Multilateral Agencies, Development Finance Institutions, Social Enterprises, Corporations, Investors, Policymakers and Donors. Select clients include the Rockefeller Foundation, Gates Foundation, GIZ, DFID, Hindustan Unilever, International Finance Corporation, Asian Development Bank and Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.

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