Department Conference

Virtual International Conference on Redefining Business Models For Sustainable Development
Date: 25th and 26th March 2022

The Virtual National Conference on “Redefining Business Models for Sustainable Development” was organized by the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance in association with Miles Education on 25th and 26th March 2022. The objective of the conference was to provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, academicians, students to present and discuss the most recent innovations , trends and concerns , practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Business Models.

In the inaugural session the Department Cordinator, Dr.Annie Stephen FCA welcomed the dignitaries and the participants. She expressed the need of resilient business strategies and models in the changing world needs. Prelude to the conference was presented by Dr. Lourdunathan F, Chief Convener of the conference. He gave an overview of the objective and the keynote session and details of the research papers submitted to the conference. He opined that a company’s value preposition distinguishes it from other competitors. Si also emphasized that the powerful opportunities for profitable innovations are embedded in the challenges.

Fr.Emmanuel P J , Director of Kristu Jayanti College of Law in his presidential address highlighted the need to have revolutionary thinkers to meet the required global demands. Further he also underlined the importance of education, education system in inspiring and redefining the prospects for better tomorrow.

Chief Guest of the Conference, Dr.Dave Mcevoy,( Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, Appalachian state university, USA) Sir spoke about sustainable business models in education. He accentuated that Policy mechanism plays an important role in business management. There is a need for progress towards sustainable business patterns. Sustainability of natural resources can be attained through education, collective will of the nation , students collaboration . Dr. Poornima J proposed the vote of thanks.

Key note session I : Mr.Tanvir Singh , Trainer Manager, IIT Bombay spoke about the role of ICT in the sustainable business education.He emphasized on being a deep life learner and to reimagine the way of teaching learning and assessing. He focussed on the three types of skills-career skills, innovation skills and media skills required in the students.

Key note session II: Ms Sunita Dube, Founder and CEO of Happy60plus gave a brief overview about social entrepreneurship which closely mirrors the characteristics of a business entrepreneur with extra dose of visionary ideas, leadership and commitment to help other.The main goals of social entrepreneurship is to create social value, enable and empower people around, work towards sustainable growth of environment and also to build creativity and innovation in solving social issues.

Key note session III: Mr Jayas Damodara Director –Operations,TE Connectivity spoke on the various aspects of redefining business models for sustainable development. Sir emphasized on the need to lift the population from poverty and circulating economy solutions by using smart technologies and sustainable business model.

Plenary Sessions
Three plenary sessions for paper presentations were held during the two days conference. More than 35 papers were selected and presented by the academicians, scholars and students on various topic related to sustainable development models in finance, HR , marketing, education , role of CSR and sustainable business models.
Key note session IV: Mr. Salil Jose Ambat ,Co-Founder and CEO IndicEducation briefed the audience about Sustainable development. Sir mentioned the three pillars of sustainability are environment protection, economic development and social development.
Environmental sustainability in learning is to empower, enable and ensure. The speaker gave inputs on how to create our own playbook around education for sustainable development (ESD).

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