Centre for Sustainable Development recently organized a unique two-day program on Corporate Sustainability on the 10th & 11th of September, 2014 in Bangalore. The program was attended by representatives from senior management positions in the Government, Public and Private sector.

CSD’s primary vision for this one-of-a-kind training program was to bring conceptual clarity about sustainability in theory and practice to the organizations by helping them understand the three pillars of sustainable development-social, economic and environment and their role in “creating value”(production) and “capturing value”(marketing) in businesses. The curriculum included a ‘Plan-Do-Check-Act’ approach to understanding the journey of sustainability, as well as group activities and interactive brainstorming which would instill confidence in the attendees to champion their companies’ sustainability practices.

The planning phase encompassed the Principles and trends of sustainable development, business cases of successful models and creating a sustainable strategy of one’s own business. The implementation phase included showcasing frameworks to business strategists on how to integrate a resource efficiency approach, reduce the risks related to sustainability and how to frame investments for saving natural capital relevant to the organizations business goals and stakeholders. The checking phase included monitoring and tracking sustainability progress, coordinating with both internal stakeholders such as employees and external stakeholders such as the community and government. Finally, the act phase included communicating sustainability through reporting based on both international and nationally acclaimed frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Carbon Disclosure Project as well as the newly implemented CSR Rule as part of the Companies Act of India.

The faculties for the program included renowned academicians, consultants and industrialists hailing from Christ University, Indian Institute of Science, Wal-Mart, Wipro, ClimateSD services, Gensuite LLC and the Centre for Sustainable Development. The details of the program as well as the curriculum can be viewed in the pdf brochure attached.

If you are interested in our corporate sustainability training program, do write to us at csdbng@yahoo.co.in . We are currently enrolling for our next program!