Details for Acharya Bangalore Business School
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Executive
Institution is part of
Samagra Shikshana Samithi Trust
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Sign Up Date to PRME
26 Feb 2018
Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
Letter of Commitment (2018)
Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
ϖ The Mission of ABBS highlights the importance of creating managers who are socially responsible. Therefore, the curriculum design is based keeping this in view.
ϖ It is mandatory for all the students to participate in a socially relevant project and submit their findings for final evaluation and grade.
ϖ ABBS interacts with NGOs and Not for Profit organizations to offer a platform to faculty and students to undertake joint research study which can enhance the classroom teaching experience.
ϖ One of our professors has written the first text book on CSR in India which has been published by Oxford University Press.
ϖ Students are given value added courses related to CSR, Business Ethics and Private Public Partnership which help them to integrate the ideas in their regular courses.
ϖ We are planning to launch executive training in the area of sustainability and CSR.
ϖ As part of our Management Development Calendar we have planned courses focusing on creating awareness about the importance of social responsibility.
ϖ We have an Ethics centre which regularly conducts debates and discussions on topics of Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, Professional Ethics, Sustainability, Governance and other social challenges.
Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
¬ The new logo “Mighty Mountains” inspired by the mighty mountains takes the shape of three majestic triangles. This is a representation of Triangle of Leadership and symbolize the three principal tenets of ABBS-‘ Nurture, Passion and Future.’ The new identity has created great excitement, energy, and passion among the different stakeholders of ABBS.
¬ We have vibrant industry interactions on CSR through guest lectures, workshops and mentoring for students. The industry partners with the management by being active members of the advisory board and academic board to promote CSR related courses and facilitate research.
¬ We are in conversation with few industry captains to help us by funding conferences and research highlighting social inclusiveness, corporate governance and sustainability.
¬ On June 6th., 7th. and 8th. June we are organizing international conferences in collaboration with Binghamton University, State University of New York and SPES Institute Europe. The themes are: "Human & Sustainable Development through Spirituality, Peace Economics and Peace Science" in collaboration with SPES Institute Europe and Binghamton University, State University of New York. We are planning this on June 6th.& 7th.,2018. At that time, we shall also inaugurate the Mahatma Gandhi International Research Center on Conflict Prevention and Management.
¬ The second theme is: "Future of Management Education- Country specific design and delivery with special reference to Developing Countries and Countries in Transition" in collaboration with Binghamton School of Management, Binghamton University, State University of New York on June 7th & 8th. This is a sequel to a similar themed conference organized in Russia by Binghamton University in 1998.
¬ Our aim is to emphasize the urgent need of relooking at management from a sustainable future perspective. This would be attended by academicians and industry practitioners.
¬ ABBS has a sustainable solar power plant that supplies power to the 5 acre campus and the excess is shared with the State Government. We also have a Sewage Treatment Plant to help in conserving water by recycling.
¬ We are meeting companies like Tata Group, Infosys and Wipro, who are renowned for their CSR commitment to help in sharing best practices which can be captured as case studies by our faculty.
¬ We are at present in conversation with corporate heads to understand their opinion and attitude on the Government mandate of spending of 2% of their net profit on CSR. India is the first country to have created such a law on CSR.
¬ We are setting up a Skill Development Centre to promote employability oriented courses for sustainable livelihood for the “un-included” sections of the community to ensure dignity to all. We are in the process of partnering with industry to provide curriculum design support and employment to the successful trainees.