IILM Fourth International Conference on Responsible Management and Education
“Sustainability and Innovation: Key Drivers of Responsible Management
IILM Institute for Higher Education is deeply committed to the “Principles of Responsible Management Education” (PRME) in both letter and spirit. As an Institute, we are committed to take the case for responsible management to educational institutions and corporates across South Asia and beyond. It is in recognition of this deep and abiding commitment that we have been chosen by the U.N Global Compact as a PRME Champion Business school –only one of two in India and one of three in Asia.IILM’s first International Conference on Responsible Management Education and Practice was organised in January 2014, the second in January 2015 and the third in January 2016. Taken together, they set key milestones in the journey of IILM along this vitally important path. The third Conference was inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations which were adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit, September 25–27, 2015 in New York, the title of the agenda being transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In continuation of, and consistent with, our efforts to focus on responsible management and its contribution to the achievement of global sustainability goals, IILM organised the 4th IILM International Conference on “Sustainability and Innovation: Key Drivers of Responsible Management” from 9-11, February 2017. The U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals represent a universal transformative agenda focusing on the well being and sustainability of all countries for both the present and future generations. The UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative brings together the UN and business schools around the world to “inspire and champion responsible management education, research, and thought leadership globally” through the application of six principles: purpose, values, method, research, partnership, and dialogue.
IILM also awarded two authors for best research work in the area of sustainable livelihood and growing inequality respectively. The title for the IILM PRME Research Awards 2017 was ‘A Life of Significance – Leading responsibly – The way forward for a sustainable Inclusive World. The paper titled Kshamtaa: Empowering Lives, Envisioning Sustainable Inclusive Socio-Economic Development” and” Goonj: Essence of Sustainability & Scalability of Social Venture” has been selected for the award by the four member jury committee. The two best papers were presented by the authors during the conference. Mr. Kamal Singh, Director General, NHRD, complemented IILM for taking forward the UN initiative through this conference every year. He gave away the awards to the authors of two best papers and appreciated their efforts.
From L to R: Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee(Senior Director, IILM), Ms. Malvika Rai (Chairman, IILM), H E. Melba Priya (Ambassador, Mexico), H E. Nadir Patel (High Comissioner, Canada), Dr. Smitha Girija (Director, IILM)
High Commissioner of Canada H.E. Nadir Patel highlighted the number of ways in which Canada is willing
to support the PRME initiatives in Indian corporates in addition to educational institutions.He stated how
innovative start-ups are driving growth citing examples of AirBnB, Uber and Facebook. He also spoke about
encouraging non-traditional partnerships and ended his speech with four thoughts: Innovation gap continues
to be a challenge; Disruptive innovation in entrepreneurship; Linkages across all 17 SDGs; and Making CSR more
mainstream in organizations.
Mr. Kamal Singh (DG, NHRDN) handing over the certificates to the research paper awardees
Dr. Moumita Acharyya, Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Mr. Kamal Singh after felicitating the research paper awardees.
Prof. Sergio (King’s University)
addressing the audience with
his thoughtful insights
L to R: Mr. Subodh Kumar (GM-Sustainability, IOCL) and Mr. Alediyaan (Country head of the Finnish Technology Major Chempolis Ltd), panelists for the session 3 of the conference.
Dr G C Shrotriya spoke about Innovation in rural communication and use of ICT for sustainable agricultural
development. Further he focused on the need to fill the knowledge gap for sustainability development. He
also threw light on the innovative solution – Iffco kisan mobile application for farmers used for broadcasting
information and solutions to increase agricultural productivity. He also voiced the various benefits of the
application to the agricultural industry and more specifically to the farmers.
Ms. Suman Chahar (Sulabh International) addressing the audience about the various issues of sanitation and hygeine.
Mr. Anurag Kapur, Schneider Electric highlighting various CSR programmes run by Schneider Electric in different parts of India.
Mr. K.K.Upadhyay Sharing his thought on the CSR provisions in the Companies Act and its implications for corporate sustainability
Lt. Gen. Rajender Singh, CEO DLF Foundation
Mr. Anirban Roy discussed 8 principles of social innovation taken from CK Prahlad’s work which included price performance, hybrid solutions, scalability, radical redesigning, people education, product environment, adaptable user interface and innovation distribution methods. Quoting relevant examples for each he pointed out how they are imperative for sustainability of social innovations.
International Deligates Attending the Confrence
Mr. Jeevan Talegaonkar General Manager, Industry and Society Vertical (Smart Cities Initiative)
L to R: Mr. Anirban Roy(Director SEED), Mr. Sameer Kochhar(Director Skoch Group), Mr. Vipin Malhotra, CEO, Kegg Farms.
L to R: Mr.Avinash Mathur (Director – Supply Chain & Planning at Whirlpool India) Ms. Shivani Ahuja , Mr.Gaurav Bansal (Head Supply Chain, Hughes Communications), Mr. Sanjay Vyas (Senior Consultant at SAP India Global Delivery Centre), Prof Dorthe Bohlbro (Senior Lecturer, Business Academy Aarhus) panelists for the session 6 of the conference
L to R: Dr.Smitha Girija (Director IILM), Mr.Dilip Chenoy (Independent Advisor, CSR), Mr.Rajdeep Sahrawat(Global Head, Buisness Development (TCS)), Mr. G K Chaukiyal (Executive Director, Airports Authority of India), Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee (Senior Director, IILM).
Mr.Rajdeep Sahrawat (Global Head, Buisness Development (TCS))