Dr. Arun Kumar Rath
Chairman, Centre of Excellence for Corporate Governance CSR & Sustainability
& Professor Strategy &Entrepreneurship IIM Nagpur
Message from Chairperson, COE
It is a pleasure to inform that the Indian Institute of Management Nagpur has set up a Centre of Excellence for Corporate Governance CSR & Sustainability (CGCS). The Centre has been created in view of the growing importance of corporate governance and social responsibility of corporate enterprises and public organizations for the sustainable development of the national economy. The vision of the CoE is to serve as a premier resource center for promoting good governance, social responsibility and sustainable development of corporate enterprises and state-owned public organizations.
The objectives of the CoE are to meet the needs of organizations and enterprises in the areas of corporate governance, social responsibility, ethics and sustainable development. It aims to promote global standards and best-practices of corporate governance, strategic management, innovative governance practices, board dynamics, corporate leadership, enterprise risk management in public organizations and business corporations. The CoE will work for fulfilment of corporate obligations towards shareholders and other stakeholders and duties to society and environment and promote ethics, values, transparency and fairness in the conduct of business and in corporate affairs.
The CoE will organize national and international conferences, seminars, round tables, management development programs, guest lecturers, and other similar events on the above subjects and undertake training, orientation and evaluation of CEOs, Directors, Independent Directors and other executives and managers of corporates as well as other organizations.
The CoE welcomes the participation of faculty members, students and all other stakeholders of IIM Nagpur in its activities and programs. The CoE will work in collaboration with the government, academic institutions, expert industry practitioners, consulting organizations, public sector organizations, and corporate organizations towards fulfilling its objectives. I am happy to share that the CoE has an outstanding Advisory Board with members from the faculty of IIM Nagpur as well as eminent members from industry and academia to provide advice on its programs.
We have drawn up an ambitious work plan for the CoE for the first year (2021-22). We look forward to support and collaboration of all our stakeholders for fulfillment of the objectives of the CoE.