GIM’s National Conclave on ESG aims to Put Sustainability Ideas into Action

Goa Institute of Management (GIM), a Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champions School is organizing a national level ESG Conclave in partnership with UN Global Compact Network India (GCNI), Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and PRME India Chapter.
This conclave is set against the backdrop of increasing global concerns about environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. GIM recognizes the urgency of the global call for sustainable practices and is ready to take the lead in this transformative journey. This national dialogue on ESG, also aligns with the institute’s commitment towards shaping responsible leaders and fostering a sustainable future.
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Scheduled for November 24, 2023, GIM's upcoming conclave titled "Lead, Act and Report on Environment, Social and Governance: Dialogue for a Sustainable Future" is set to be a marquee event for ESG-led business transformation in India. The event will bring industry leaders, ESG experts and academicians for a deliberation on various facets of ESG reporting from leadership, governance, partnerships, data and technology. This national conclave will also host a dialogue on how Management Schools as well as other higher education institutions can mainstream ESG in their curricula, research and other activities and in order to develop responsible leaders for tomorrow.
The venue of the conclave is the ABE Auditorium at Goa Institute of Management,
Conclave Agenda: A Glimpse into Sustainable Leadership
The conclave will start with a welcome address by Professor Ajit Parulekar, Director of GIM, setting the stage for an enlightening day of discussions. The keynote speech by Mr. Ratnesh Jha, Executive Director of UN Global Compact Network India, will provide insights into the global perspective on responsible management.
The event will feature a plenary session and two panel discussions:
LEAD – Leading the ESG Transition:
Distinguished speakers including Mr. Shrinivas Dempo, President of Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mr. Manish Chaurasia, MD Tata Capital CleanTech Ltd, and Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Partner at Deloitte, will explore the role of executives and business leaders in driving sustainability-led transitions, building business cases for ESG, and the challenges and opportunities ahead. The session will be moderated by Mr. Aman Jaggi, Advisory Board member of GIM’s Centre for Social Sensitivity and Action and co-convenor of the ESG Conclave.
ACT: Driving the ESG Agenda (Leadership and Governance):
This panel, moderated by Professor Neeraj Amarnani of GIM, will delve into translating ESG vision into actionable steps, creating sustainability-focused mindset across stakeholders, and the importance of collaboration with external partners. Speakers include Sustainability leaders from Bangalore International Airport Limited, Brillio, and International Council for Circular Economy.
The afternoon session will focus on the critical aspect of reporting:
REPORT: Sustainability Tracking & Reporting:
Distinguished speakers, including Ms. Jyotsna Belliappa of BlueSky Sustainable Business and Mr. Thiruvenkateswaran Ramachandran of Climeup.AI, will discuss global ESG reporting standards, readiness for ESG reporting, and the role of technology and sustainable tech startups in ESG tracking and reporting. The session will be moderated by Professor Arpita Amarnani of GIM.
The day concludes with a dialogue on the role of business schools and higher education institutions in driving the ESG agenda in India/ Professor Chandrika Parmar, Associate Professor at SPJIMR and Head of PRME India Chapter would moderate this session
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GIM: A Hub for Sustainable Education
This conclave is not just an event; it's a testament to GIM's commitment to creating purpose-led managers for the future. As the PRME Champion School, GIM is leads the way for responsible management education in India and beyond.
For those eager to engage with the dialogue and be part of this transformative journey, the conclave page [https://esgconclave2023.gim.ac.in/] offers comprehensive information and registration details.
As India prepares for this transformative dialogue, GIM takes center stage in leading, acting, and reporting on ESG, paving the way for a sustainable and responsible future. The conclave is more than an event; it's a call to action, an invitation to be part of a movement that will shape the future of business education in India.
About GIM
Located in Sanquelim, Goa, the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) is a prestigious business school committed to enhancing and revolutionising management education. GIM was established in 1993 by the late Fr. Romuald D’Souza and it was recognised as one of the top five innovative B-Schools in the world in the Positive Impact Rating 2023.
GIM also achieved a noteworthy milestone by securing joint accreditation from two esteemed bodies in business education: the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Business Graduates Association (BGA). PGDM programs are currently offered by the institute both full-time and parttime. It was recently placed 33rd among India’s best B-Schools by the Government of India’s NIRF rankings.
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