Dr Sreevas Sahasranamam, Associate Professor at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, has joined the G20 Startup task force on sustainability.
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 will work towards bringing forward key topics for discussion and formulating recommendations against each priority area. It 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. These recommendations would be conveyed through a communique to the G20 India presidency and taken up during the G20 Summit 2023.
On joining the task force, Dr Sahasranamam said, “It is a wonderful opportunity to engage in policy development at the intersection of entrepreneurship and SDGs. 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 also looking forward to learning from leading voices in the startup space globally through this.”