Theme & Objectives

Sustainability is about making more efficient use of resources for the good of the earth and society. It is ultimately about ‘adding value’ to the businesses with people, planet and good business decisions in mind. There is so much more to sustainability that affects every company for example: employee engagement; suppliers and supply chain; operational efficiency; resource consumption and waste; packaging and facility design; volunteerism; governance; ethics, to name a few. Moreover, there are issues of sustainability which have serious ecological, social and economic implications for the stakeholders and the regulators.  The other dimension of sustainability is about the environmental challenge that accompanies economic development.  


The International Conference on Creating a Sustainable Business: Managerial Implications and Challenges, would focus on deliberating how to achieve sustainability in terms of business, looking at examples and scenarios, defining a set of guiding principles, and applying them into a business plan. India being the fastest growing emerging economies, with a rich history and culture on sustainability can be a role model for other countries. The champion of sustainable development – Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas and philosophy, today is looked upon to seek solutions to contemporary concerns. Observing the rush to consumerism that is so evident today, the demand of the hour is a modicum of austerity and respect to nature.


The conference seeks to further fortify co-operation and exchange between India and the international community in the field of sustainable business management. The conference will foster the much awaited issues which need the attention from every business.


Objectives of the Conference:

  • provide an inter-disciplinary cross-sectoral forum on global sustainable business and development for academicians, professionals, practitioners and industrialist;
  • foster dialogue among various stakeholders, including senior level policy makers, researchers, academicians, managers, regulators and those engaged in non-governmental sectors;
  • propose multidisciplinary strategies for economic, sociopolitical, cultural, and institutional changes;
  • allow stakeholders to share their experiences and research results about all aspects of sustainable human and social development; and
  • discuss the practical challenges encountered in promoting sustainable business and development and the solutions to be adopted.