Sustainability for Indian Businesses

Last Day for Registration : May 20, 2024

SKU: IIT Madras | Start Date: June 1, 2024 Categories: ,

Course Description

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About The Course:

With climate-related risks and associated multi-level resource pressures posing a real threat to industry worldwide, bringing sustainability into planning and execution is an opportunity of growth for industries. Be it value-driven, compliance-driven or mandate-driven, there is a growing realization within the industrial sector in India that value can be created in facilitating sustainable pathways and reinvested towards the growth of companies and industry at large. The trade-off between sustainability and profitability, however, continues to be a hurdle and both “top-down” and “bottom-up” reforms are warranted in all the four pillars of sustainability – Mitigation, Adaptation, Recovery, and Innovation – and their effectual and just implementation to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Why this Course?

The goal of the program is to familiarize learners with the multi-dimensional nature of sustainability in connection with its real-world implications. Through communicating the existing (and upcoming) toolkit for imagining sustainable Industry Landscape in India at the backdrop of India’s changing policy frameworks, the course inculcates a systemic view into sustainability in tandem with equipping learners to ideate practical sustainable scenarios for their respective businesses.

Mode: This course comprises of 25 hours of recorded videos and 10 hours of ONLINE interactive sessions with the faculty. 

The course is structured in the following manner:

  1. Participants need to watch around 5-6 hours of video content 
  2. A live interaction session would be scheduled every Saturday with the corresponding faculty to discuss the module content and clarify queries. The duration of this session would be 1 – 1.5 hours.

Modules Covered:

MODULE-1: Essentials of Sustainability

MODULE-2: Measuring, Reporting and Re-assessing Sustainability

MODULE-3: Sustainability Toolkit

MODULE-4: Actioning Sustainability

Course Start date: June 1, 2024

Course End date: July 1, 2024

Time: Pre- recorded lectures will be released on Fridays and Online Live sessions on Saturdays (IST)

Last date of Registration:  May 20, 2024

Name of the Instructors

Prof. Satyanarayanan Seshadri, Dept. of Applied Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering, IIT Madras

Dr Charuta Kulkarni, Principal Scientist, School of Sustainability, IIT Madras

Prof. Venkatraman Srinivasan, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras

Prof. Indumathi Nambi, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras

Dr Kaushal Kumar Jha, Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Engineering Design,  CEO, Center for Excellence in Energy and Telecommunications (CEET), IIT Madras

Dr Christoph Woiwode, Visiting Professor, Indo-German Centre For Sustainability, IIT Madras

Prof. Ashwin Mahalingam, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras

Mr Madhavan Nampoothiri, Dept. of Management Studies, IIT Madras & Co-Founder, NordESG, Germany.

Dr Parama Roy, Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras. Executive Director, Okapi Research and Advisory Pvt Ltd

Dr Rahul Muralidharan, R & D Specialist, The Energy Consortium, IIT Madras

Mr Raghuttama Rao, CEO, Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, IIT Madras

Prof. Santosh Kumar Sahu, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras

Prof. Vinu R, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras

Prof. Sivakumar Palaniappan, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras

Prof. Ravindra Gettu, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras

Prof. Rajnish Kumar, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras

Mr E. Nandkumar, CEO, International Centre for Clean Water, IIT Madras

Module Description

MODULE – 1 : Essentials of Sustainability

Faculty Incharge:

Prof. Sathyanarayanan Seshadri, Dept. of Applied Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering, IIT Madras

Dr Charuta Kulkarni, Principal Scientist, School of Sustainability, IIT Madras

Prof. Venkatraman Srinivasan, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras

Prof. Indumathi Nambi, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras

Dr Kaushal Kumar Jha, Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Engineering Design, CEO, Center for Excellence in Energy and Telecommunications (CEET), IIT Madras

Dr Rahul Muralidharan, R & D Specialist, The Energy Consortium, IIT Madras

Dr Christoph Woiwode, Visiting Professor, Indo-German Centre For Sustainability, IIT Madras

Prof. Ashwin Mahalingam, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras

About the Module:

As the name suggested, the module offers the toolkit for ideating Sustainability pathways from a cradle to-grave. The discussion goes on introducing upcoming toolkits toward carbon and water measurements and gets into the mechanics of environmental economics, thinking aloud its limitations and ways forward.

Concepts Covered :

• Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): Significance, Stages, Tools, Challenges, Examples
• Carbon and Water Footprint Measurement Frameworks
• Environmental Economics

Learning Outcomes:

• Existing and upcoming frameworks for measuring and reporting sustainability

• Elements of environmental economics

MODULE – 2 : Measuring, Reporting and Re-assessing Sustainability

Faculty Incharge:

Mr Madhavan Nampoothiri, Dept. of Management Studies, IIT Madras & Co-Founder, NordESG, Germany.

Dr Parama Roy, Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras
Executive Director, Okapi Research and Advisory Pvt Ltd

Dr Rahul Muralidharan, R & D Specialist, The Energy Consortium, IIT Madras

Mr Raghuttama Rao, CEO, Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande, Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship,
IIT Madras

Prof. Santosh Kumar Sahu, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras

About the Module:

The module provides a critical review of the existing sustainability frameworks (e.g. ESG) to support envisioning practical sustainable scenarios beyond ESG. The module unfolds the Corporate Scenario Analysis toward Climate-related Risks and Opportunities as an intrinsic mechanism, thereby making a way for weaving external mechanisms (e.g. Public Private People Partnerships; Small-Medium Enterprises and Grassroot-level Innovations) in implementing sustainability. The discussion is rooted in the geopolitical context of India and its shifting Policy Landscape that, in turn, has implications for industries.

Concepts Covered:

• ESG Assessment
• Intrinsic and Extrinsic Sustainability Scenarios
• State and Fate of Reporting Frameworks
• India’s Policy Landscape

Learning Outcomes:

• How can we measure sustainability better using existing frameworks, both quantitatively and qualitatively?
• Why is it essential to go beyond the existing ESG reporting frameworks?
• How fine-tuning the intra-organizational policies can make a way for implementing external and socially-just means of implementing sustainability?
• Where is India in terms of defining climatic and environmental goals and what are its business implications?

MODULE 3 : Sustainability Toolkit

Faculty Incharges:

Prof. Ashwin Mahalingam, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras

Prof. Vinu R, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras

Prof. Sivakumar Palaniappan, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras

Prof. Ravindra Gettu, Dept. of Civil Engineering IIT Madras

Prof. Sathyanarayanan Seshadri, Dept. of Applied Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering, IIT Madras

Prof. Rajnish Kumar, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras

Mr E. Nandkumar, CEO, International Centre for Clean Water, IIT Madras

Prof. Santosh Kumar Sahu, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras

About the Module:

As the name suggested, the module offers the toolkit for ideating Sustainability pathways from a cradle-to-grave. The discussion goes on introducing upcoming toolkits toward carbon and water measurements and gets into the mechanics of environmental economics, thinking aloud its limitations and ways forward.

Concepts Covered:

• Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): Significance, Stages, Tools, Challenges, Examples
• Carbon and Water Footprint Measurement Frameworks
• Environmental Economics

Learning Outcomes:

• Existing and upcoming frameworks for measuring and reporting sustainability

• Elements of environmental economics

MODULE 4 : Actioning Sustainability

Faculty Incharges:

Prof. Sathyanarayanan Seshadri, Dept. of Applied Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering, IIT Madras

Prof. Rajnish Kumar, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras

Mr Raghuttama Rao, CEO, Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, IIT Madras

Prof. Ashwin Mahalingam, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras

About the Module:

The final module is embedded with hands-on strategies on actioning Sustainability in the respective business settings. It will help put Sustainability in context of Indian and global scenarios to the extent that can positively influence the process of ideating, planning, implementation, and troubleshooting.

Concepts Covered:

• Case Studies from the Developed and Developing Worlds
• Crafting a Sustainable Strategy for Your Business
• Review of Best Sustainability Practices and Key Takeaways

Learning Outcomes:

• International and national view into sustainability management
• Peer-learning through industry-specific case studies
• Development of action items for effectively implementing sustainable pathways

Eligibility & Fees

Eligibility :

There are no prerequisites to the program, however, the criterion for the intended audience may automatically assume a technical or managerial background essential for the respective industry.

Intended audience :

This “refresher” certificate program is open to any ‘mid career’ industry professional in India.

Course fee:

Rs 17,700/- (Rs 15,000+18%GST)

Register before 30th of April, 2024 (4 pm IST) to avail the discounted price of

Rs 17,700/-  Rs. 14,160/-  (Rs. 12,000 + 18% GST)

Certification

Certification of completion would be awarded to the participants on fulfilling the following criteria

1. Attending and active participation during all the Live Online Interactive sessions.

2. Submission of Weekly assignments and Module Assessment for all modules.

3. Submit feedback forms for all Modules.

Certificate criteria for this course would be as follows:

Total % will be calculated from all 3 categories    ( Assignments, Quizzes and Attendance of Live sessions)

Type of certificate that will be issued

75% -100% Successfully completed
50% -74% Completed
25% – 49% Participated
<25% No Certificate

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