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The embassy of the Netherlands hosted the Indo-Dutch Sustainability (INDUS) Forum on June 19, 2017 at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, to look at ways to turn sustainability related challenges into business opportunities. The ICA-EU partnership was represented by the AP unit that attended the event and participated in the working groups and made a compelling case for businesses to explore co-operative networks in India. The Forum was graced by the presence of Dutch Vice Minister for Foreign Trade Mr. Marten van den Berg. The forum was organized jointly by the Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) and the MVO Nederland that works with its global network of 2,300 Dutch companies, all of whom are interested in doing sustainable business worldwide, including in India. Most of those companies have an international orientation and are facing sustainability questions throughout their value chain and trade relations. The slogan of the INDUS Forum: "Let's make all trade and investments between India and the Netherlands Sustainable" was at the centre of the Forum. Starting with innovative pilots between Indian and Dutch companies, the INDUS Forum hopes to accelerate sustainability within the core business of all involved and, working for people, planet and profit as a key element of this approach. The INDUS network aspires to be the platform for innovative sustainable and inclusive business models, involving companies and practitioners from India and the Netherlands. As part of the follow up, the organizers will introduce an online platform on which a community of Indian and Dutch companies and practitioners would meet mutual 'demand' (sustainability challenges) with 'supply' (good practices).