Sustainability Reporting and Responsible Investment

A uniquely designed residential programme offered to the working executives across India.

Session starts from 05 Dec, 2024

Session ends on 06 Dec 2024


    Sustainability Reporting and Responsible Investment

    Driven by various national, regional, and global concerns, policies, and market mechanisms, sustainability has become one of the most major agenda for organizations in the private and public sector today. The rise in corresponding societal awareness and increasing demand by various stakeholders has also led to various existing and emerging, voluntary and mandatory sustainability reporting frameworks. At a global level, these include initiatives like GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board), and TCFD (Taskforce on Climate related Financial Disclosure) framework among others. In the Indian context, several such initiatives and frameworks have emerged in the last decade or so, such as NVG (National Voluntary Guidelines), BRR (Business Responsibility Report), and now BRSR (Business Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting) framework. From the current financial year, BRSR would be mandatory for the top 1000 listed firms in India.


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    To successfully meet the demands of these various global and national, voluntary and mandatory sustainability disclosure and reporting frameworks, organizations have to consider align their internal systems and processes in accordance with the broader sustainability transition happening both inside and outside the organization. Commensurate with this recognition, this programme sets out to address the following questions:

    • What is driving corporate sustainability globally and in the Indian contexts?
    • What are the existing and emerging sustainability disclosure and reporting frameworks, both globally and in the Indian contexts?
    • What are the opportunities from emerging avenues like responsible investment and green financing? 
    • How can organizations measure and monitor key sustainability metrics from the point of view of sustainability reporting?

    This program is specifically designed to address the above questions and to strengthen the capacity of organizations in sustainability disclosure and reporting. This program will give and overview of the global and national sustainability landscape, domestic and global sustainability reporting frameworks, cover key necessary approaches related to responsible investment and green financing, equip the necessary skills to measure and monitor key sustainability metrics to be reported, and thus, help develop skills required for effective sustainability reporting and disclosure. 


    The pedagogy will comprise of lectures from eminent experts, case discussions and analysis, experiential learning, short-videos, experience sharing sessions and hands-on strategy formulation exercises. The participants should be able to relate the discussions to their respective roles in an organization.


    This program is meant for junior, middle and senior level executives from the corporate sector, particularly those involved in the preparation of annual reports and/or sustainability reports. Using different pedagogical tools, the program is designed to help organizations understand the existing and evolving sustainability reporting frameworks, mandates, and approaches in the Indian and the global context.


    The programme will comprehensively involve and expose participants to existing and emerging approaches, frameworks, and tools for sustainability reporting, both in the Indian and the global contexts. The strength of the program lies in its design, content, relevance, and program delivery. By the end of the two-day programme, the participants will be able to have a good understanding of the existing and evolving landscape of sustainability reporting in the Indian and the global contexts.

    • Evolution and drivers of Corporate Sustainability: Global and Indian context.
    • Various voluntary and mandatory sustainability reporting frameworks (e.g., GRI, IFRS, BRSR etc.): Global and Indian context.
    • Best-in-class sustainability reporting practices
    • Green Finance and Responsible Investment
    • Sustainability measurement tools (e.g., Carbon Pricing, Scope 1/2/3 emissions,
      Footprint calculations etc.)
    • Resource implications in managing change.





    Session 1: Evolution and drivers of Sustainability


    What is Sustainable Development?

    What is Corporate Sustainability?

    Overview of Sustainability Drivers


    Sessions 2-4: Sustainability Reporting: Global and Indian Context

    Sustainability Reporting- What? Why? How?

    Global Voluntary Sustainability Reporting Frameworks (e.g., GRI, SASB, IFRS, TCFD, TNFD, UN Global Compact etc.)

    Indian Sustainability Reporting Frameworks (e.g., NVG, BRR, BRSR)


    Session 1-2: Green Finance and Responsible Investing

    Funding through Green Finance

    Responsible Investment (e.g., UN PRI)

    Sustainability Benchmarking (e.g., DJSI, FTSE4GOOD etc.)


    Session 3-4: Sustainability Measurement for Reporting

    Session 4: Wrap Up and Summary 

    Carbon Pricing, Scope 1/2/3 emissions, Footprint Calculations etc.


    05 – 06 December 2024.           XLRI , Jamshedpur


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    Before registering get to know a bit about your director


    Dr. Prantik Ray

    MBA (Finance), MA (Eco.), DBF (ICFAI)

    Sustainability Reporting and Responsible Investment

    Prof. Prantik Ray studied Economics in Jadavpur University and Finance in Calcutta University. Prof. Ray started his career with The Economic Times, India as a Business Journalist. After a short stint with the media, he soon switched over to academics and has been teaching at various prominent business schools for the last two have half decades. Some of the institutions where he has taught include Institute of Rural Management, Anand, and FORE School of Management, New Delhi, ICFAI, and Hyderabad. Currently he is a full-time faculty with XLRI, Jamshedpur. Prof. Ray has consulted and conducted training prgrammes for a wide variety of corporates and is associated with CII and ICAI for their professional Management programmes. He has been consulted by the ADB, DFID, Ford Foundation, and Government of India on several occasions. His areas of expertise are Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Management, Derivatives and Structured Finance. He has also authored several research papers published in referred journals and presented papers in several international conferences in India and abroad. In the last few years Prof. Ray has conducted training programmes in India and abroad for some big MNCs in India on various areas of Finance including Investments, Valuation, Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Structured Finance. He is currently involved heavily in conducting research and training programmes in Sustainable Finance.


    Dr. Kalyan Bhaskar

    Fellow (IIM Ahmedabad); B.Tech (Electrical Engineering), NIT Bhopal

    Sustainability Reporting and Responsible Investment

    Kalyan is an Associate Professor (Strategic Management Area) at XLRI Jamshedpur and teaches core and elective courses on corporate sustainability, public policy and business strategy, and green entrepreneurship. A graduate Electrical Engineer from NIT Bhopal and a Fellow (FPM) from IIM Ahmedabad, he has worked in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (as Engineering Officer) and IIM Lucknow (as Assistant Professor) before joining XLRI in 2017. Besides XLRI Jamshedpur and IIM Lucknow, he has also taught sustainability courses at IIM Indore (as a visiting faculty) and trained executives from public sector (e.g., IOCL, NTPC, Coal India Limited, GUVNL etc.), private sector (e.g., Tata Steel, Mahindra Comviva etc.), and policy think-tanks (CEEW) on topics related to sustainability, public policy, and non-market strategies. On the research front, he has worked on multiple projects related to sustainability for various government bodies (e.g., Niti Aayog, MeITY, MoEFCC), international organizations (e.g., IFC, UNEP, GIZ), and private sector. His works have been published in leading academic journals (e.g., Journal of Industrial Ecology, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of the Operational Research Society etc.), popular media (Mint, Financial Express, The Hindu, Business World etc.), and case centers (Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies).


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