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TERI School of Advanced Studies launches first-ever online Senior Management Programme in CSR & Sustainable Development

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TERI School of Advanced Studies (Deemed University), New Delhi, India’s foremost Institute in energy, environment and sustainable development studies, has announced the launch of the first-ever online Senior Management Programme in CSR and Sustainable Development in India. This intensive programme is designed to equip seasoned professionals with the knowledge and skills to integrate sustainability and CSR principles into their organisational strategies, operations and decision-making.

The Institute has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with VCNow (Unified Collaboration Services LLP) to facilitate the seamless delivery of this first-ever live-online programme and other programmes from TERI for a three-year period. This strategic collaboration marks a milestone in the institution’s commitment to providing high-quality education accessible to working professionals in the critical domains of CSR and Sustainable Development, empowering a diverse cohort of learners to drive positive change in the world.

Through a comprehensive curriculum encompassing sustainability concepts, CSR frameworks, stakeholder engagement, sustainable business practices and impact assessment, this 6-month programme will empower participants with strategic knowledge, leadership skills and ethical perspectives to drive impactful sustainability initiatives within organisations.

Prof. Arun Kansal, Vice Chancellor, TERI School of Advanced Studies, said, “This programme bridges the gap between knowledge and action on CSR & Sustainability. TERI SAS’ commitment to empowering leaders makes this programme a valuable resource for individuals seeking to integrate sustainability into their core organisational strategies.” Emphasising the need to take this programme online, he explained, “By leveraging the online mode of education delivery, we can facilitate greater engagement and participation in driving the sustainable development agenda of the Government of India.”

From exploring the fundamentals of CSR and Sustainability, its evolution and social, ethical, and economic implications to providing insights into the legal frameworks and compliance requirements related to CSR, the programme offers in-depth knowledge in critical areas such as Carbon Reduction, ESG and Sustainable Product Development.”Understanding CSR and Sustainability is no longer optional for leaders but an imperative in today’s business environment, where social and environmental responsibility are integral components of corporate success,” said Prof. Neeraj Sharma, Head of Executive Education and Professor of Practice at TERI School of Advanced Studies. “This programme will equip participants with the tools and frameworks they need to become changemakers within their organisations, paving the way for a more just and sustainable future while enhancing business value.”

Darayus Mehta, Founder and Director of VCNow (Unified Collaboration Services LLP), stated, “We are excited to partner with TERI School of Advanced Studies for their first-ever online programme. At VCNow, we strongly believe in the power of technology-enabled education, and this collaboration underscores our joint commitment to providing accessible and high-quality learning opportunities for professionals dedicated to driving tangible progress towards a more sustainable future.”

The programme, accessible via the VCNow platform, includes 6 months of live online classes and a 3-day Campus Immersion. Upon completion, participants receive a Certificate of Completion and Executive Alumni Status.

Pulak Pattanayak, Co-founder and Director of VCNow (Unified Collaboration Services LLP) added, “We are thrilled and grateful to collaborate with TERI School of Advanced Studies on their inaugural online programme, contributing to education and the environment. Through our advanced direct-to-device learning platform, we aim to create a dynamic and immersive educational experience that transcends geographical boundaries, enabling participants from diverse backgrounds to access and benefit from this crucial programme focused on CSR and Sustainable Development.”

Participants will learn through case studies, peer interactions, guest speakers, group discussions and practical exercises. This hands-on approach provides real-world experience in CSR and Sustainable Development.

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