Sreevas Sahasranamam to co-chair sustainability task force at the G20 Startup Summit in India

Dr Sreevas Sahasranamam, Associate Professor at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School, will be co-chairing the task force on sustainability at the G20 Startup Summit at Gurugram, India on July 3-4.

Under G20, a first-of-its-kind official engagement group has been initiated under the Indian presidency of the G20 2023 to focus on startups called Startup20. It acts as a dialogue forum with the global startup ecosystem stakeholders and intends to represent the global startup ecosystem to raise the macroeconomic concerns and challenges faced by entrepreneurs with G20 leaders.

Startup20 has five main task forces – Foundation, Alliances, Finance, Inclusion, and Sustainability. The task forces are structured to develop key priorities and bring forward the topics in which recommendations would be formulated to support the startup ecosystems globally. Through multiple deliberations, the task forces have developed a policy communique for global startup ecosystem development and have received feedback from startup ecosystem stakeholders from G20 nations over the last month. These recommendations would be finalised at the Startup20 Summit in Gurugram in July 2023 to be handed over to the G20 leaders at the 18th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit in New Delhi in September 2023.

On working on the task force, Dr Sahasranamam said, “It's a wonderful opportunity to engage in policy development at the intersection of entrepreneurship and SDGs and share the platform with some of the stalwarts looking at sustainability aspects from industry and policy. My research and teaching have been entirely in this space and I am glad to be given this opportunity by the Startup20 team to engage in the translation of research to policy and impact through this task force. I am looking forward to the Summit meeting to meet with and learn from some of the leading voices in the space."

Published: 22 June 2023

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