Sustainability is of paramount significance in today’s world. Globally it is a business imperative, an integral part of core organizational strategy besides a key element in the decision making process. To keep pace with the emerging trends, there is an ever growing need of skilled persons, professionals and experts who have a better understanding of prevailing sustainability issues and challenges while addressing the same with strategic, viable and innovative solutions in sync with changing scenario and business needs.
Realizing this need, the program has been specially designed to develop necessary skills, knowhow and practice orientation in key areas of Environmental Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development. The skillset would facilitate conservation, management and establishment of environmental friendly, socially viable and economically sustainable ecosystem. It aims to transform the planning and execution of programs and initiatives for achieving wider goal of Sustainable Development for all.
Understanding of key challenges and opportunities in the area of environment, CSR, sustainability and sustainable development and their significance from sustainable business point of view
Learn strategic management imperatives, technological interventions and the innovative green solutions for sustainable business development and to develop skills on the actualization of the same
Strategize CSR and sustainability projects and its aligning with national & global imperatives and sustainable development goals (SDGs)
Effective planning and designing activities/programs/projects in line with the organizational strengths and taking into view the sector & industry specific sustainability risks and challenges into consideration
Graduation degree in any discipline. Some experience is desirable.
Program Faculty would comprise of eminent IMT faculty and external faculty members who have
hands-on experience in CSR & Sustainability and are at the forefront of research work.
Prof. Ashok B. Chakraborty IMTN-CSGD has more than four decades of industry experience in multiple areas including teaching, particularly in the domain of Sustainability, CSR. He is the former Executive Director - ONGC, held positions of Chief Sustainability Group, Chief CSR, Chief HSE (Corporate) in ONGC and also the former Chief Sustainability Officer & Head, CESD-IICA, Ministry of Corporate Affairs. At ONGC, he has developed policies on climate change & sustainable development formed ‘Carbon Management & Sustainability Group’, overseen high impact CSR projects in the focus areas of healthcare, community development, etc. And steered ONGC in the successful development of 12 UNFCCC registered CDM projects. Prof. Chakraborty is BE (Mech), M.Tech (IIT Delhi), MAM (JBIMS Mumbai), MSc (Environmental Science) and holds four PG Diplomas in Environmental Management & Environmental Economics and Safety Management from the British Safety Council, London. A Chevening fellow, University of Cambridge, Prof.Chakraborty has been conferred prestigious awards in the related areas. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the Society for Petroleum Engineers during 2010 and delivered lectures globally. He is a fellow of the ‘Institute of Engineers’, Chartered engineer, Member-Association of British Scholars and Member SPE.
Dr. Shiv Nath Sinha, Associate Professor (Finance & General Management), IMTN, has a unique blend of in-depth academic (10 Yrs.) and corporate (8 Yrs.) experience. Since 2010 he has taught Business and Corporate Laws, International Business Laws, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Mergers and Acquisitions at IMT Nagpur, IMT Dubai, IIM Indore, and IIM Sambalpur. He has delivered executive training workshops focused on CSR and Sustainability for Indian companies like Asian Paints, MOIL Ltd., and Bajaj Steel Ltd. His research focuses on the area of Corporate Governance, CSR and Sustainability. He earned his Post Qualification Diploma in Corporate Governance from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), and Graduate Certificate in CSR/Sustainability in 2019 from the University of Toronto. For his doctoral thesis, he has worked on “A Study of Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives by ITC Limited on Rural Living and Community Development”.
Dr. Rasmi Patnaik, Assistant Professor IMTN-CSGD holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from Pondicherry Central University and has experience of almost a decade in research, teaching, training, capacity the building, project design and management and consultancy in the fields of industrial ecology, green business, CSR, environmental sustainability & management and sustainable development. She has worked in close association with and at the interface of industry, government, local/regional organizations, regulatory bodies and research institutions. She served at different levels as science technology communicator, sustainability and sustainable development faculty & MDP trainer and an action researcher within the realm of Industrial Ecology, Environmental Sustainability, and Sustainable Development. She has worked previously as Senior Consultant (Sustainability) at IICA-CESD, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and also with the Department of Communication and Research (DECORE) at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) in “MoEF-UNEP-GEF” Capacity Building project on Biosafety.