The necessity to transition to a green economy has never been so urgent. But the questions remain – How green is green? How do we transition to green? How do we calculate green? How do we measure the impact of green? …and many more. While the term ‘sustainability’ is more often than not used loosely to imply a myriad of activities, but it has a deeper, holistic implication that goes much beyond the surface. It has to be managed effectively and efficiently
Need of the Course
Businesses leading with a linear economic model are primarily focusing on profit maximization which results in environmental degradation and adverse social impacts. However, it is no longer sustainable in nature in the current times as the world is grappling with climate change and its adverse impacts. In order to address this issue, business operations need to adopt sustainable business practices. Moreover, with an increase in the awareness of corporate social responsibility and prevalence of more transparency in business affairs, companies are recognizing the urgent need to act sustainably and lead with a purpose.
This advanced certificate program deals with the long-term value creation, impact and outcome of sustainable business strategy which can be carried out in big corporations, SMEs or an aspiring professional/ practitioner/ entrepreneur.
The course uses the most relevant and updated research, experience, case studies, hands-on assignments that helps to alleviate the sustainability journey to the next level.
Who should attend this programme?
The industry professionals, entrepreneurs, consultants, govt. officials, faculty members as well as B-Schools, Engineering and other HEI’s Students (currently pursuing as well as pass outs) working or aspiring to work in the space of Sustainability, Green Economy, CSR in Corporations, start-ups, civil societies, Government, Academic Institutions to name a few will find this programme immensely valuable
Programme Duration & Flow
This programme is of 6 months duration having 60 Instructional Hours with a few sessions exclusively conducted in workshop format. The first batch is starting from January 2023 onwards.
Mode of Delivery
The sessions will be offered during weekends in online live (Synchronous) mode
On doing this programme, the participants will be able to
- Understand the various facets of a Sustainable Business
- Internalize and discover available strategies for sustainability that are most relevant to one’s organization
- Comprehend opportunities for business value creation through sustainable use of natural and human resources and cross-sectoral collaboration
- Appreciate the impact and outcomes of a Sustainable Business
- Grasp the nuances of ESG reporting framework
- Induce insight from listening to international expert
- Benefit through live projects and assessments
The learning methodology will include interactive Sessions/lectures by experts from the industry, Q/A, discussion, case studies, expert learning.
The course pack comprising power points, original research, learning aids, reading materials etc. will be provided to each participant
Assessment & Certification
The participants will be assessed on the basis of assignments and final exam. The assignments will have 50% and final exam will have 50% weightage.
Upon successful completion of the programme, the participants will be awarded with “Certificate of Success” jointly by All India Management Association and Sustainable Advancements
A pracademic and an international authority on Sustainability, CSR and Responsible Leadership, Dr. Nayan Mitra is the recipient of many international and national awards for her sustained effort in mainstreaming Sustainability and Responsible Leadership through her company, Sustainable Advancements; research publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and books; and her dedicated social impact with multi-stakeholder groups. She is the Springer series co-editor of Responsible Leadership and Sustainable Management; National President of the Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) Sustainable Businesses Council; India Chair for G-100 for Circular Economy; Global Mentor of Change (GCPIT) to name a few.
About Sustainable Advancements
Sustainable Advancements (www.sustainableadvancements.com) is an internationally acclaimed thinktank specialised in the domain of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Responsible Leadership. Committed to promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it delivers world-class teaching, endorses latest research, publication and consultancy using innovative, original and scholarly materials and enriches public discourse on sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and responsible leadership through forums, conferences, peer-to-peer exchange and expert-to-practitioner dialogue. A pioneer in this field, Sustainable Advancements aids in bridging the gap between ideas and actions, communities and businesses, India and rest of the world, thus bringing about holistic sustainable development.
TOPIC TO BE COVERED IN THE PROGRAMME
40 SESSIONS (Per Session 1:30 Hours)
|1||Sustainable Business – the new normal.||2||Future fit Business Models. Wheel of Change. Linear to Circular thinking. Systems Value.|
|3||Social Capital and Sustainability Strategies||4||The Business Case for Sustainable Business Management|
|5||Responsible Business||6||Mindful Leadership|
|7||Human Resource Management - Inclusion and Diversity||8||Marketing Management - Greenwashing.|
|9||Financial Management – Sustainable Finance||10||Expert Speak 1|
|11||Operations Management - Sustainable production and consumption||12||Longer Lasting Products. Remanufacturing|
|13||Markets for reused, recycled, upcycled products||14||Supply Chain Sustainability|
|15||Compliance - International treaties in the movement of waste||16||Integrating Sustainability in every functional area|
|17||SDG 17 – Meaning, implications.||18||Stakeholder theory. Concept of shared value|
|19||Whistleblowing.||20||Expert Speak 2|
|25||Carbon Disclosure||26||Clean Energy|
|27||Role of Documentation, Feedback and corrective action||28||Introduction to ESG|
|29||ESG Disclosure and Reporting||30||Expert Speak 3|
|31||Professional Ethics||32||Corporate Governance|
|33||Sustainability Reporting – GRI, ISO 26000, ISO 14000, BRSR||34||Sustainability Reporting - Integrated Reporting|
|35||Impact Assessment study, outcome measurement||36||Assignment|
|39||Assignment||40||Expert Speak – 4|
The programme fees is Rs 41,300/- (including GST @18%) which include cost of Programme Learning Material & Examination fee.