20th February 2023, Greater Noida: IILM Group of Institutions organized its 10th PRME International Conference on “Creating Synergy for Sustainable and Resilient World” on the 16th and 17th of February, 2023 at the IILM University Greater Noida. The two-day PRME Conference aimed at creating a platform for a dialogue to initiate positive and enduring changes in alignment with the SDGs to propel a new era of inclusive growth for future generations. On the first day, there was the first plenary session and a session on Inspiring sustainability by the NGOs and 3 research track presentations.
The second day comprised of the second plenary session, one research track presentation and the valedictory session. Panellists from the industry, academia, researchers and students participated in the conference. The chief guest Prof (Dr.) Ravindra Kumar Sinha, Vice Chancellor, Gautam Buddha University, Guest of Honor Mr. Hitesh Kataria, AVP, KPMG, the keynote speakers Dr. Anjan Ray, Director, CSIR – Indian Institute of Petroleum at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Mr. Sanjay Sethi, Executive Director, Plant Based Food Industry Association graced the inaugural function with their kind presence. Prof. Taruna Gautam, Vice Chancellor IILM University Greater Noida and Prof. Shyamali Satpathy, the convener were present in the inaugural session.
In the first plenary session on the theme “Reimagining the future for Sustainable Development: The ESG Framework for Green Economy distinguished speakers were Dr. Ritu Dhingra, Regional Vice Chair, International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN) CEESP, Wing Commander Amarjeet Singh Bindra, Consultant & Advisor-Smart Cities Sustainability Organic Farming, Ms. Priti Srivastava, Mentor, Advocacy, Reliance Industries Limited and Mr. Gaurav Sarup, Director – ESG, Carbon & Social Performance, Vedanta.
An interesting and inspiring plenary session on “Driving Sustainability and Responsible Leadership” was led by a panel of industry leaders such as Ms. Anu Mehta, Deputy General Manager and Head CSR, Honda Cars India Ltd, Ms. Jasmine Saini, Head Divisional Business Synergy, ITC and Mr. Satyakki Bhattacharjee, Managing Partner, GrowthSqapes.
Scientific sessions in four different tracks were carried out in which more than 60 research papers were presented by senior academics, researchers, industry participants and students. Management track- 1 theme was ‘Work, Skills & Employability: The Drivers of an Inclusive and Sustainable Future’. The theme of Psychology, track-2 was ‘Psychology, Resilience, and Mental health: Pathway from Illness to Wellness’. The track 3-Legal had contributions on the theme of ‘Environmental Transitions I: Emerging Issues and Policy Approaches’. ‘Role of digital disruption and biotechnology in creating a sustainable world was the theme of Track 4 and 5. The valedictory address was given by the Guest of Honor Mr. Uday Shanker, Co-Founder at Chlorohemp Agrotech and the Chief Guest Mr. Pushpendra Johari, Senior VP at RMSI. Concluding remarks were delivered by Prof M Afzal Wani, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Dean, IILM School of Law, Greater Noida.
In addition to that, there was a session on Inspiring sustainability with participation of representatives by 6 different NGOs. There was also a sustainability exhibition aimed at raising the awareness of sustainability and environment change. Students of IILM University, Greater Noida presented their working and non-working models in the exhibition panels.
IIM PRME conference agenda covered a wide range of horizons related to the synergetic approach in achieving a sustainable and resilient World.