2017

Talk on Industrial Sustainability by Dr. Brahm Sharma

Dr. Brahm Sharma, Director, AIMS Center of Sustainability, Bangalore has familiarized the concepts of geothermal power plants, wave energy, smart cities, urban farming and agricultural improvement as popular viable techniques for the current scenario. He was speaking on the occasion of pre-conference workshop on Inclusive Sustainable Growth: Challenges of Change on November 9, 2017. Dr. Sharma delivered talk on the topic “Sustainable Industrial Development for Inclusive Growth: Opportunities and Challenges”.

Lecture on Social Inclusion by Dr. R. Indira

Dr. R. Indira, Professor of Sociology (Rtd.) & Former Director of International Center delivered an invited lecture on the topic “Inclusive Sustainable Development: A Multi-stakeholder Issue with Special Reference to India”. This talk was a part of pre-conference workshop on Inclusive Sustainable Growth: Challenges of Change on November 9, 2017. Dr.Indira explored all dimensions of the idea of development in India with special emphasis on inclusion of women and marginalised in the society in the development process for sustainability.

Invited Talk on Microfinance by Dr.Rangan Varadan, CEO MicroGram

Dr. Rangan Varadan, Founder and CEO,  MicroGram delivered a lecture on November 9, 2017 to the participants of workshop on Inclusive Sustainable Growth: Challenges of Change.  Dr.Rangan spoke on the role of micro finance and micro finance institutions in inclusive sustainable growth in Indian context. He shed light on the existence, functioning, challenges and the future of microfinance in India.

Workshop Keynote on Sustainability by Dr. Parameshwar P Iyer

Dr. Parameshwar P Iyer, Principal Research Scientist at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore delivered keynote address to the participants of the pre-conference workshop on Inclusive Sustainable Growth: Challenges of Change on November 9, 2017. While speaking on the topic   “Sustainability in Management of Technology”, Prof.Iyer described how fostering and recognizing ongoing innovation and research as intellectual property is important not only for developing businesses and economies, but can also play a major role in reducing the plight of the rural population.