On 21st February 2018, the 8th Sustainability Summit was held at Fortune Institute of International Business [FIIB], New Delhi. This year’s theme was “The Choice of Sustainability – Is it the Game of a few?”,which is distinctive and relevant to today’s business and management choices.
“We started by introducing relevant coursework into our curriculum; our students worked with the local communities making a difference in lives of others; we cut back on our own carbon footprint”, remembered Ms. Radhika Shrivastava, Executive Director at FIIB.
She also mentioned, “Following the path of sustainable growth has served FIIB well, and hence we sit here today together discussing and learning from the experience of some extremely accomplished business people on how they have been turning the "Green" into "Gold" for their organizations.” Followed by the Keynote address by Mr. Ajay Relan, Founder and Ex- Managing Partner at CX Partners; where he shared his insights on investment logic for sustainability through his own investing experience and captivating case studies.
The plenary session saw, Ms. Shaveta Sharma Kukreja, Managing Director, Central Square Foundation; Mr. Gaurav Sarup, Lead Group Sustainability, Cairn Vedanta Resources Plc; Ms. Sharvani Sharma, Manager, Corporate Communications, CSR, Havells India Ltd; Mr. Bhuwan Bhhaskar, Director, Bihar Burn & Trauma Research Center Pvt. Ltd. All these eminent personalities spoke about how the meaning of sustainability has transformed over time and how it is every individual’s responsibility to work towards a better and sustainable future. The discussion revolved around several sustainable choices including investment, environment, healthcare, education, and childcare.
The summit was a reminder of the intrinsic role played by sustainable choices in the journey of an organization. Dr. Amiya Mohapatra, faculty and participant of the discussion said, “It has added value and brought in new perspectives in the learning process” referring to the Summit.