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Save the Date – 6th PRME Asia Forum

We are pleased to remind you that registrations are open for the 6th PRME Asia Forum, which will take place in Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa, India on 27-28 November 2015. The theme of the Forum is “Integrating Responsible Management.” It will be preceded by a workshop on Teaching Responsible Management on 26 November 2015.

Over the past few decades, economic growth in Asia has resulted in profit and wealth-accumulation for business, often at the cost of the environment and the society. This could compromise the region’s stability and the ability of the future generations to meet their needs. At risk is the region’s long-term economic growth. Unless business, government and civil society cooperate, these problems cannot be addressed.

Delegates and speakers at the 6th PRME Asia Forum would do the following:
• Reflect on the role of business enterprises and B-schools in advancing Responsible Management Education and implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),

• Share what business enterprises and B-schools are doing to integrate responsibility towards society & environment into their strategies,

• Motivate administrators and teachers across business schools to integrate responsibility into their courses,

• Promote networks among business schools and between business enterprises and B-schools to implement responsibility-enhancing projects jointly,

• Discuss (further) the next steps and activities for the PRME Chapters in Asia (PRME Chapter ASEAN +, PRME Chapter South Asia and PRME Chapter East Asia.

For registration click here.

For the complete agenda or speaker details please visit the website.

To learn more about the event sponsors click here.

Other details of the event can be obtained at www.gim.ac.in/prme.

Please address queries about the Forum to gimprme@gim.ac.in.

We look forward to seeing you at Goa, India in November 2015.

Past Fora:

The 4th PRME Asia Forum was hosted by De La Salle University, Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business with support from the Asian Institute of Management and Ateneo Professional Schools in Manila, The Philippines.

The 3rd PRME Asia Forum was held at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.

The 2nd PRME Asia Forum took place at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

The 1st PRME Asia Forum took place at Kyung Hee University School of Management in Seoul, Korea.

Sponsor Details:
We would like to thank the event sponsors for the 6th PRME Asia Forum. Below, please find further details related to the work of each sponsor:

  • ABB Group
  • Ambuja Cement
  • Britannia
  • Emerson
  • ThoughtWorks
  • TVS Motor Company

ABB Group

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.

ABB India

ABB’s operations in India are in excess of one billion US dollars. The company has 12 manufacturing facilities and over 6,000 employees in the country. ABB has an extensive countrywide presence with around 24 marketing offices, eight service centers and eight training centers. India is the largest engineering design and R&D resource base for ABB Group worldwide.

ABB continues to bring value to customers in India through leading edge technologies, domain expertise and project execution abilities. The company’s technology strengths, wide offering portfolio and unique ability to package solutions and provide a single window approach to verticals continue to be a key differentiator. While the top-line grows as we create value for customers, focus on productivity, operational efficiencies and working capital management continues to ensure profitability.


ABB operates through five core divisions:

Power products - Power Products are the key components to transmit and distribute electricity. The division incorporates ABB's manufacturing network for transformers, switchgear, circuit breakers, cables and associated equipment. It also offers all the services needed to ensure products' performance and extend their lifespan. The division is subdivided into three business units.

Power systems - Power Systems offers turnkey systems and services for power transmission and distribution grids, and for power plants. Substations and substation automation systems are key areas. Additional highlights include flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS), high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems and network management systems. In power generation, Power Systems offers the instrumentation, control and electrification of power plants. The division is subdivided into four business units.

Discrete automation and motion - This division provides products, solutions and related services that increase industrial productivity and energy efficiency. Its motors, generators, drives, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), power electronics and robotics provide power, motion and control for a wide range of automation applications. The leading position in wind generators and a growing offering in solar complement the industrial focus, leveraging joint technology, channels and operations platforms.

Low voltage products - The Low Voltage Products division manufactures low-voltage circuit breakers, switches, control products, wiring accessories, enclosures and cable systems to protect people, installations and electronic equipment from electrical overload. The division further makes KNX systems that integrate and automate a building's electrical installations, ventilation systems, and security and data communication networks.

Process automation - The main focus of this ABB business is to provide customers with products and solutions for instrumentation, automation and optimization of industrial processes. The industries served include oil and gas, power, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, metals and minerals, marine and turbocharging. Key customer benefits include improved asset productivity and energy savings.

Ambuja Cement

Ambuja Cements Ltd, a part of the global conglomerate LafargeHolcim, is one of the leading cement companies in the Indian cement industry.

Operating for over 25 years, Ambuja has proved to be the best cement for construction and the best cement manufacturing company in India with its uniquely sustainable development projects. Its environment friendly initiatives have played a key role in India’s efforts to become a green state. The sustainable constructions and renewable energy projects undertaken by it have a lion’s share in creating a blueprint for sustainable development in India’s bright future.

By virtue of its hassle-free customer support & home building solutions and its unique cement sustainability initiatives such as True Value and Water Positive, Ambuja’s business has seen a rapid growth in the past decade. The company has a significant presence across western, eastern and northern markets of India as a brand for Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) and Pozzolana Portland Cement (PPC).

Currently, Ambuja has a cement capacity of 28.75 million tonnes with five integrated cement manufacturing plants and eight cement grinding units across the country. It is the first Indian cement manufacturer to build a captive port with four terminals along the country’s western coastline to facilitate timely, cost effective and environmentally cleaner shipments of bulk cement to its customers.

Read more: http://www.ambujacement.com


Britannia Industries is one of India’s leading food companies with a 100 year legacy and annual revenues
in excess of Rs. 7500 Cr. Britannia is among the most trusted food brands, and manufactures India’s favorite food brands like Good Day, Tiger, NutriChoice, Milk Bikis and Marie Gold which are household
names in India. Britannia is a brand which many generations of Indians have grown up with. Britannia’s product portfolio includes Biscuits, Bread, Cakes, Rusk, and Dairy products including Cheese, Beverages,
Milk and Yoghurt. Britannia products are available across the country in over 35 lakh retail outlets and reach over 50% of Indian homes.
The company’s Dairy business contributes close to 10 per cent of revenue and Britannia dairy products directly reach over 700,000 outlets and close to 3 million outlets through indirect distribution.
Britannia Bread is the largest brand in the organized bread market with an annual turnover of 1.1 lac tonnes in volume and Rs.383 crores in value. The business operates with 13 factories and 5 franchisees
selling close to 1 mn loaves daily across more than 73 cities and towns of India.

Britannia takes pride in having stayed true to its credo, ‘Eat Healthy, Think Better’. Having removed over 8500 tonnes of Trans Fats from products, Britannia became India’s first Zero Trans Fat Company. Over 50% of the Company’s portfolio is enriched with essential micro- nutrients which nourish the body.

The company set up the Britannia Nutrition Foundation in 2009, and began working with under-privileged, under-nourished children by supplementing their daily meals with an Iron and multiple micro-nutrient fortified product. The Foundation works through Public Private Partnerships with both Governments and NGOs.
Britannia has also won several awards for Manufacturing & Quality – prestigious among them being the Golden Peacock National Quality Award and the Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award. Brand
Britannia is also listed amongst the most trusted, valuable and popular brands in various surveys conducted by prestigious organizations like Millward Brown, IMRB & WPP Group, Havas Media Group, to
name a few.

Britannia believes that ‘Taste & Trust’ are its Key strengths and will constantly endeavor to make a Billion Indians reach out for a delightful and healthy Britannia product 4 times a day! In the last decade, Britannia has set up large Greenfield Manufacturing Units across 5 States (Uttarakhand/ Bihar/ Orissa/ Tamil Nadu/ Gujarat), investing around 400 crores and generating employment for thousands. The Company’s Decentralization of Manufacturing facilities and ramping
capacities geographically also help consolidate regional distribution and logistics and be more accessible to the heterogeneous people of India.


Emerson based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. We are a Fortune 500 company and manufacture products and provide engineering services for a wide range of industrial, commercial, and consumer markets and have over 200 manufacturing locations worldwide.

Emerson product offerings such as motors, drives and fans were made available in India during the 1950s to support the country's first steps towards industrialization and economic growth. We first entered India directly in 1980’s, through joint-venture relationships with several Indian-owned companies as a means to continue growing its business. Emerson has been investing significantly in India ever since the 1990’s. In more recent years, Emerson has fully acquired several of these joint ventures and integrated the companies into its existing business platforms.

Our intention and aim is to be at the juncture of where technology and engineering come together to create solutions for the benefit of our customers, driven without compromise for a world in action.

We are passionately committed to excellence and a disciplined management process, which together drive sustained competitive advantage in a dynamic global market. We achieve success by developing industry-leading technology, investing globally, and delivering results for customers.

Our values are deeply rooted within the company and reflect our internally disciplined character. Emerson is committed to being a well-managed, results-oriented, engineering-driven organization whose people have a passion for progress and a commitment to excellence. We constantly strive to be better partners with our customers and to be more connected, more forward-looking, and more customer-focused than our competitors.

Emerson’s disciplined management process enables the company to focus on creating shareholder value while anticipating changing economic and industry environments. This management process emphasizes current and long-term planning, disciplined control, and clear priorities. We leverage the combined resources and know-how of our businesses for the benefit of our customers around the world.

Everything we do reflects a commitment to the highest standards of personal and corporate ethics. We reinforce these standards through ongoing training programs that reach all of our employees around the world. Emerson’s commitment to its shareholders includes a disciplined and transparent approach to corporate and business governance.


ThoughtWorks is a global software company where passionate, purpose-led individuals specialize in software consulting, delivery and products. Smart, agile teams who love challenges and think disruptively help our clients' ambitious missions succeed.

We also believe in the power of software and technology as tools for social change. We have in place a Social Impact Program that focuses on building partnerships with world-changing social mission organizations.

A few of the impactful collaborations through ThoughtWorks’ Social Impact Program is our work with the Grameen Foundation and Bahmni, an open source hospital system, within the healthcare space. Also worthy of mention is our engagement with Simpa Networks, in the clean energy space and our work with Democracy Now! (democracynow.org), an award-winning independent international news program.

TVS Motor Company

Founded in 1979, TVS Motor Company, the USD 1.5 billion, flagship company of the 100 year old, USD 7 billion, TVS Group, is one of India’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers and among the top seven in the world. The company has the widest range of products in the Indian two and three wheeler industry with exports to more than 60 countries worldwide.

Driven by technology and innovation at the helm, TVS Motor Company boasts of a rich talent pool of more than 7000 personnel who constantly emphasize the company’s commitment to ensure best practices in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Hosur in Tamilnadu, Mysore in Karnataka, Nalagarh in Himachal Pradesh and Karawang in Indonesia.

Mr.Venu Srinivasan, the Chairman of TVS Motor Company has led by example, winning many laurels including the prestigious “Padma Shri” award. “Order of Diplomatic Service Merit" medal from Korean President, The JRD Tata Corporate, The Star of Asia award by Business Week, The Jamsheji TATA Lifetime Quality Achievement Award and Emerging Corporate Giant - Times & Harvard Business School Association are other high-profile awards bestowed on him, on behalf of the company. He was also awarded the coveted Ishikawa-Kano Award presented by Asian Network for Quality. Among the latest honours conferred on him was an honorary doctor of science degree by Purdue University, USA.

The company’s penchant for quality resulted in it becoming the first two-wheeler manufacturer to win the coveted Deming Award in 2002. It was the first Indian company to deploy a catalytic converter in a 100 cc motorcycle and the first to indigenously produce a four stroke 150cc motorcycle. In 2006, the company’s TVS Apache became the first Indian motorcycle to consecutively win six prestigious awards in a row. In 2007, TVS became the first Indian automobile manufacturer to roll out as many as seven new products on a single day, a testimony to its manufacturing prowess. In 2012, TVS Motor Company was declared as ‘India’s most trusted Two Wheeler Brand’ by the Brand Equity Most Trusted Brand Survey and in 2014 TVS Jupiter became the most awarded scooter in India, winning six ‘Scooter of the Year’ awards from leading publication houses in the country.

In 2015, TVS Motor Company emerged as the most awarded two wheeler manufacturer of the year having received ‘Two wheeler manufacturer of the Year’, ‘Motorcycle of the Year upto 110 cc’ : TVS StaR City+ and ‘Two Wheeler Commercial of the Year’: TVS Sport at the NDTV Car and Bike awards 2015, ‘Motorcycle of the Year Upto 110cc’ : TVS StaR City+ at the Car India Bike India Awards 2015 and ‘Scooter of the Year’ : TVS Scooty Zest at the Bloomberg Autocar India Awards 2015, ET Zigwheels Awards 2014 and CNBC Overdrive Awards 2015. In the inaugural edition of JD Power India Two-wheeler IQS 2015, TVS brands featured in the top three, across segments. While TVS Wego and TVS Jupiter claimed top spots, TVS Sport, TVS Star City+ featured in the top three in economy motorcycles and TVS Apache RTR 160 and 180 in the top three in premium category.

TVS Motor Company’s customer inspired engineering approach, has enabled it to introduce the widest product range that caters to all segments of the two and three wheeler industry in India. Total customer satisfaction is achieved through excellence in quality that stems from the company’s management philosophy which is based on the five pillars of TQM (Total Quality Management). Quality awareness therefore percolates through the entire organisation from new product development to after sales services.