Edinburgh, Scotland – 11 November 2021 — The PETRA Group, a diversified global conglomerate which has its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is 1 of only 71 companies from around the world invited to participate in the recently concluded Vision 2045 Summit held here from 8th to 10th of November 2021.
Vision 2045 Summit, which was held in conjunction with COP26 occurring simultaneously in Glasgow, Scotland, featured a series of round tables and panel discussions, gathering leaders from both the public and private sector as well as journalists, government officials and UN representatives to share their sustainability practices and thoughts on addressing climate change.
The PETRA Group was represented by its Chairman and Chief Executive, Datuk (Dr) Vinod Sekhar, Chairperson of Vinod Sekhar Foundation, Datin Dr. Winy Sekhar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mooreyameen Mohamad, Managing Director of PETRA Eco-Build, Rick Singh, Executive Director, Dato Sri Shaik Aqmal Allauddin and Chief Executive of the Good Capitalism Forum, Professor Dr. Graham Kendall.
Datuk Vinod shared his insights on sustainability and social capitalism in a panel discussion on “Quality Education”, which is anchored on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 4 that aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” The SDGs are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
“Corruption and the lack of education weakens societies. This is why education is important in creating awareness and lifting communities, while enabling them to compete effectively in an economy.
The days of businesses steering away from community building is over. Businesses must be part of the process with or without government intervention. When businesses make profits out of an eco-system or a community, they must make it a point to lift that eco-system or community in order to create a life-cycle of profitability which will benefit everyone,” said Datuk Vinod Sekhar.