June 25, 2014

SVSU co-hosting sustainability conference with India’s top business school

Saginaw Valley State University will host an international conference on business sustainability Tuesday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Sept. 26. SVSU’s College of Business and Management is partnering with Shri Ram College of Commerce, the renowned business school of the University of Delhi, India in organizing this conference on SVSU’s campus.
    
The news magazine India Today recently named Shri Ram the No. 1 commerce college in India for 2014, a position the school has attained nine of the past 10 years.

The conference features several high profile speakers including Linda Kennan, vice president for corporate stewardship at Dow Corning; Debashis Kanungo, global head of talent transformation and management for Tata Consultancy Services; and Bo Miller, global director of corporate citizenship for The Dow Chemical Company.  The conference is expected to draw presenters and attendees from the Great Lakes Bay Region, throughout the U.S. and around the world.

In addition to the distinguished keynote speakers, this event will include two multi-session tracks, one for academic scholars and another for business professionals.  For the academic track, scholars will present original research on a broad range of business sustainability issues. For the practitioner track, business leaders will share their case studies and cautionary tales about implementing sustainable business practices in a variety of industries.

Individual sessions in each track will focus on sustainability topics in a wide range of sectors including agribusiness, the automotive industry, construction, entrepreneurship, energy, family business, information technology and doing business in India.

The conference will combine the expertise of two business schools with industry expertise in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region to provide valuable insights to practitioners, academics and students. This distinctive global conference is open to all business professionals and community leaders with an interest in sustainability.  For more information, or to register for the event, visit http://www.svsu.edu/gbs2014/


About SVSU College of Business and Management:
Saginaw Valley State University’s College of Business & Management provides a distinctive business education by integrating academic and experiential learning while challenging students to develop as professionals, leaders, and entrepreneurs in a dynamic, global environment. The college is among of the less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide that are accredited by AACSB-International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. SVSU offers undergraduate programs in accounting, economics, finance, international business, management, supply chain management, and marketing as well as an MBA program. The college also hosts the Stevens Center for Family Business which offers resources for the unique needs of family-owned businesses. For more information, visit www.svsu.edu/cbm.

About Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University
For more than 75 years, Shri Ram College of Commerce has been a distinctive destination for those aspiring to pursue careers in business and economics. The college offers undergraduate degrees as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Global Business Operations, similar to an international business MBA.  SRCC alumni occupy distinguished positions in government, banking, finance, academia and business. For four consecutive years, the school has been recognized as the No. 1 commerce school in India through a multi-faceted rating process conducted in partnership between India Today, the leading newsweekly in India, and Nielsen Company. For more information about SRCC, visit www.srcc.edu.