26 Jul 2019 18:32 IST

Sustainable community systems discussed at IAJBS

Strategies to develop democratic growth in villages were in focus at Xavier University’s world forum

The theme for the discussion on the third day of 25th IAJBS World forum at Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, was“Sustainable Community Systems and Peace”.

Rubina Sen, Senior Coordinator, GRI South Asia and DFAT Programme Manager, shared her thoughts on the theme, through the perspective of GRI. Elango, Managing Trustee, Trust for Village Self Governance, spoke about how independence can only be achieved by nurturing village panchayat-level self-sustenance and self-sufficiency by promoting democratic and organic growth in villages all over the country.

In the next panel session on ‘Impact of Technological Transformation’, Tony Henshaw, Chief Sustainability Officer, Aditya Birla Group spoke on building sustainable businesses in a globalised world with a complicated system of payments and businesses based on complex technologies.

Pradeep Mehta, Managing Trustee, and Honorary Chairman, Central Himalayan Institute for Nature and Applied Research (CHINAR), pointed out that inefficient trade laws need to be replaced by efficient and effective sustainability norms.

The second cluster had five sessions conducted by professors from various institutions who presented their views on sub-topics aligned to the main theme.

Dr Elena Lvina, Associate Professor, Management Department, EK Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph’s University, US, was chair for the cluster and the speakers who presented their analysis were Fr. Joshy KX, S.J., Xavier School of Computer Science and Engineering, XUB, India, Dr Mousumi Das, Assistant Professor, Xavier School of Economics, XUB, India, Dr. Rakesh P. Badoni, Xavier School of Computer Science and Engineering, XUB, India and Dr Gregory W. Ulferts, Professor in Decision and Systems Sciences of the College of Business Administration, University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan, US.

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