Convergence of Industry, Academia and Social Sector Experts at the IILM International Conference on Responsible Management Education and Practice
New Delhi, Delhi, India
IILM Institute for Higher Education hosted the First International Conference on Responsible Management Education and Practice on 10th and 11th January 2014 at its New Delhi campus. The event was highly acclaimed and attended by academics from leading business schools, senior corporate executives and social sector representatives. The conference was supported by PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education), a United Nations Global Compact initiative.
The mission of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally.
His Excellency Stewart Beck Canada’s High Commissioner in India inaugurated the Conference highlighting the need for Responsible Management and briefed participants on initiatives of Canadian universities in area of Responsible Management. Mr. Jonas Haertle, Head - PRME Secretariat, United Nations Global Compact, New York gave an overview of PRME, emphasizing " All countries should aim for higher sustainable development and lower ecological foot print for better future of coming generations".
Mr. Sunil Jain Managing Editor, Financial Express brought up various issues of responsible management with focus on economic development, growth and governance.
Professor Sapna Popli, Director IILM, announced that IILM has initiated work on Annual Survey Report on Responsible Management Practices in Indian organizations. The First Report will be released at the Second IILM International Conference on Responsible Management Education and Practice, scheduled on 8th to 10th January 2015.
Dr. S.Y Qureshi Chief Election Commissioner, Government of India (Retd), shared his experience of working in ministry of social welfare and challenges faced in social welfare projects due to constraints of prevailing social norms and cultural beliefs.
Some of the eminent speakers were Mr. Dilip Chenoy CEO and Managing Director National Skills Development Corporation, Mr. Thomas Chandy, CEO , Save the Children, Mr. Anurag Batra Chairman, Business World and many more. The closing Plenary address was given by His Excellency Pierre Vaesen, Ambassador of Belgium to India.
The two days conference also had active participation from big corporates like IBM, Genpact, Muthoot Group, Apollo Hospitals, Dalmia Bharat Group, European Business Group -India. The Conference also had presentations by eminent professors from the leading business schools in the country like IIM-Bangalore, XLRI, Jamshedpur, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Goa Institute of Management etc.
The conference saw the convergence of industry, management educationists and social sector development experts. The issues highlighted during the Conference covered all aspects of Responsible Management Education and Practice, and its impact on competitive advantage, ethical practices, building sustainable business and training and sensitization for responsible management.
The aim of this initiative was to highlight the areas where action can be initiated in education sector, social sector and corporate sector for effective orientation to Responsible Management Education and Practice.
The event in Delhi was followed by a Workshop on Responsible Management Education at the University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradash on 13 January 2014. More information to follow.
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