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Vol. II No.1 / FEBRUARY 2010

TIP-India Convenings a Success!

We are excited to report we had two successful convenings for the TIP-India program in December 2009.

We held a Corporate Roundtable in Mumbai in mid-December in order to share our work with CEOs, India country heads and other high-level executives. We had a group of 10 senior executives, representing Indian corporations that recruit talent from the leading business schools in India and are therefore the ultimate beneficiaries of our work. This session was graciously hosted by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited.

There was also a TIP-India convening with academics and workforce development professionals (HR, Executive Leadership and Development, CSR) in Goa on December 11-12. During this 2-day session, with over 35 faculty from 12 leading business schools, we shared best practices and challenges in integrating sustainability into mainstream business education, discussed corporate recruitment at business schools, shared results from our India Student Attitudes Survey and highlighted new curriculum products that have been developed through the program. This convening was graciously hosted by Goa Institute of Management.

We are in the process of establishing working groups to move our work forward. Once we have created the groups and established our goals for 2010, we plan to share them with you in the hope that you and your institution will get involved as well.


CSR Simulation Game Update

After featuring the CSR Simulation Game in our last newsletter, a number of people inquired about gaining access to the game, for use in their classrooms.  At this point, the CSR Simulation Game is still a work-in-progress.  We are refining it based on feedback we received at the most recent TIP-India convening.  Once completed, we will develop a plan for sharing it with other academics and institutions.

CONGRATULATIONS to our Student Essay Competition Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of our student essay competition where we asked, "How should sustainability (social, environmental and ethical issues) be integrated into mainstream business education?"  Ramaa Ramesh from XLRI and Krithiga Sankaran from IIM - Bangalore won the competition and represented their schools at the TIP-India meeting in December.  They each brought energy and enthusiasm to the sessions and made valuable contributions.  We were thrilled to have student perspectives voiced at the meeting.  Excerpts from the winning essays will be featured in subsequent newsletters.

Attend the ISB Social Impact Conclave

The Indian School of Business will host its annual Social Impact Conclave on March 6 at the ISB campus in Hyderabad. 

The Social Responsibility Conclave 2010 will focus on (a) Innovations driving social enterprises and (b) Scalable revenue models that social entrepreneurs are pursuing to create a sustainable social ecosystem. Click here to read more. 

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For more information, please contact Laurie Ginsberg, Manager-Faculty Networks

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Exciting Conference Offer for Friends and Members of TIP India

We'd like to tell you about a signature conference being hosted by the Conscious Capitalism Institute, our TIP partner in India. The event is on March 9-10 at the Taj Mahal Palace & Towers in Mumbai and is entitled: Conscious Capitalism: Lessons from Sustainable High Performance Organizations. It is being attended by a veritable Who's Who of Indian corporate leaders as well as academic luminaries from the US and India. It is a small sized event by design to promote high interaction and will be an outstanding opportunity to interact with speakers and other attendees. The Institute will also be introducing its Academic Consortium for India -- a special curriculum and teaching materials sharing program (that will work closely with TIP) as well as a Research Fellowship program. More details about the institute and the event program/ speakers can be found at : www.cc-institute.com.

Click here to read more.

Apply Now to be a 2010 Net Impact Fellow

With membership spanning six continents and more than 110 countries, Net Impact--an organization for business school students and young professionals interested in sustainability issues-- is a truly global organization. As the network continues to grow, Net Impact is looking for passionate individuals to help deepen our international presence in India through the Net Impact Fellows Program. Read more here.

Call for papers: Special Issue Journal on "Innovations in India"

Rajesh K Pillania is guest editing a special issue on "Innovations in India" of Technological Forecasting & Social Change journal. Click here to read more.

Workshops on EcoDesign and Probiotics

IndSearch Centre of Sustainability Management is hosting two workshops in February, one on EcoDesign and the other on Probiotics.  Click here to read more.

IIT Madras to host the Official 2010 Al Gore Sustainable Technology Venture Competition™

IIT Madras is to be the Education Partner of Asia's first and most prestigious sustainable/cleantech venture competition in Chennai, April 1-3, 2010. For more information, click here.

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