The 2023 edition of the annual flagship Sustainability Conclave of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow) —SANRAKSHAN—will be held on 29-30 July 2023 in the Delhi National Capital Region. The Summit deliberations will focus on the umbrella theme: Embracing SDGs and envisioning Corporate Sustainability.
Sustainability is on the cusp of an evolutionary leap. Companies all over the world are beginning to explore more sustainable ways of doing business, triggered by the global climate emergency and an imperative to move to Net Zero. Considering their long-term impact on the environment, society, and the economy, organisations throughout the world have started to think differently and are progressively moving away from their conventional ways of doing business by increasingly focusing on their stakeholders. In the rapidly evolving landscape that is precipitating imminent environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, internalising concerns for sustainability in strategy has almost become a necessity and has also brought with itself more rewarding opportunities as businesses have increasingly begun to realise the financial imperative for sustainable value creation.
The year 2023 is a watershed as it marks the completion of 50 years since the inception of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, popularly known as the 1972 Stockholm Conference.
The Sustainability Conclave: Sanrakshan provides a common platform for representatives from international organisations, government, business & industries, research & academia, civil society, and youth to deliberate on the imperative to mainstream sustainable development goals (SDGs) for collective action. The 2023 edition of the Conclave will deliberate on some contemporary topics that are at the heart of business and policy discussion. green bonds, technology and innovation, sustainable sourcing, sustainable consumption, inclusive energy transitions, climate action, circular economy and many other global commons.
Fifty years on, the world has taken tremendous strides in bringing to the fore issues related to the environment, biodiversity loss, and climate change that were largely relegated to the background and has achieved multiple milestones in integrating sustainable development into the public, private and societal discourses.
Recognising that sustainability is at a crossroads in the post-Covid era and with the economies worldwide grappling with the climate crisis, IIM Lucknow is organising Sustainability Conclave to provide a common platform for representatives from international organisations, government, business & industries, research & academia, civil society, and youth to deliberate on the urgency to mainstream sustainable development goal (SDG) for collective action. We believe better in collaboration. Global problems need diverse teams to help navigate social and geopolitical challenges.
Collaboration means spending less time achieving metrics of performance and more time nurturing relationships. The Conclave, in its third edition, is an initiative of such Link-ups between academia and industry. The Conclave, which is in its third edition, will deliberate on some key contemporary issues that are currently at the heart of business and policy discussion. The conclave would touch on topics such as green bonds, technology and innovation, sustainable sourcing, sustainable consumption, inclusive energy transitions, climate action, circular economy and many other global commons.
About Centre for Business Sustainability
The CBS, a Centre of Excellence at IIM Lucknow, is a multidisciplinary, collaborative body of experts committed to supporting businesses in reconciling profit with environmental and social imperatives. The Centre also believes in information dissemination and bringing together best practices by organizing key events such as seminars/webinars, conferences, panel discussions, etc. in the field of business sustainability.
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow takes pride in being the frontrunner amongst the IIMs to introduce a program that inculcates the essence of sustainability in conventional business education. PGP Sustainable Management is a two-year full-time post-graduate program offered at the Noida campus.
The program is designed to help managers develop a holistic perspective and imbibe the ethos of socio-environmental responsibilities. Also, to equip them with the skills to assess and preserve all stakeholders’ interests in a dynamic and unpredictable environment.
COre team 2023