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Kuala Lumpur, 25 April 2024 – Institut Sultan Iskandar with its strategic partner, the Ministry of Economy hosted the Sustainable Development Innovation and Advancement Conference 2024. With the theme, Sustainable Horizons: Enhancing ESG Readiness to Drive Sustainable Development Goals, the conference was held on 24 April 2024 at the UTM Hotel and Residence in Kuala Lumpur and marked an important milestone in the national pursuit of sustainability.
The conference, which was officiated by the Deputy Secretary-General (Macro) of the Ministry of Economy, brought together a wide range of stakeholders including industry leaders, policymakers, academics, and activists to explore and advance innovative solutions and strategies for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through dynamic discussions and networking opportunities, a total of 170 participants engaged in this collaborative effort to address pressing environmental, social and governance challenges and strategies.

“We are delighted with the overwhelming success of SusDIA 2024,” said Dr Wan Nurul Mardiah Wan Mohd Rani, Chairperson of the SusDIA 2024 Conference. “The passion, expertise and commitment of the participants underscores the collective determination to drive positive change and create a more sustainable future.”

In his address, the Deputy Secretary-General emphasised the importance of collaboration and innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, as set out in the 12th Malaysia Plans, stating: “Events like this help drive the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ initiatives to achieve the 12th Malaysia Plan. They serve as a catalyst for transformative action. By coming together, sharing knowledge, and fostering innovation, we can overcome the challenges we face and build a more sustainable future for all.”

Highlights of the conference included invited speakers from renowned experts and thought-provoking panel discussions on topics such as progress towards SDG 2030, synergies between SDG and ESG, ESG challenges, strategies, and the future of ESG.
“We are deeply grateful to all the participants, speakers, sponsors, and our strategic partner whose contributions made this conference a resounding success,” added Dr Wan Nurul Mardiah. โ€œTheir commitment and collaboration are crucial as we continue to work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and creating a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable world for present and future generations.”
The Sustainable Development Innovation and Advancement Conference 2024 served as a platform to promote dialogue, knowledge sharing and catalyse action to improve ESG readiness for the Sustainable Development Goals. By harnessing the collective expertise and creativity of participants, the conference emphasised the importance of collaboration in addressing global challenges and promoting positive change.

For more information about the Sustainable Development Innovation and Advancement Conference 2024 and future events, please visit https://susdia.com