While there is expectation that governmental agencies work together for smart city implementation it was realised that multilateral agencies like UN and World Bank too needed to work together to synergise and scale up the impact of their work. Towards this end UNGC India, the largest voluntary corporate initiative committed to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and the World Bank have come together to promote ‘connected intelligence’ and signed a special Knowledge Partnership between UNGC India and the World Bank earlier this month. We are confident that the scale and sustainability of our initiatives will increase manifold through this collaboration.