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Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

ESG - Management, Reporting and Communication (Batch-1) Category Name

Venue : IIMB Campus
Last date for registration: 14 Jul, 2023
Start Date : 24 Jul, 2023
End Date : 26 Jul, 2023
Early Bird Discount Date : 03 Jul, 2023
Residential Fee(excluding GST) :  Rs. 1,05,000
Residential Early Bird Fee(excluding GST) :  Rs. 94,500
Non-Residential Fee(excluding GST) :  Rs. 90,000
Non-residential Early Bird Fee(excluding GST) :   Rs. 81,000

Programme Overview
The term CSR is rapidly getting replaced with ‘Corporate Sustainability’. The uncertainty of climate change and the importance of communicating these aspects to all stakeholders and the challenges faced is multitude. If we don’t communicate and coordinate globally at nearly every level, there is going to be an economic meltdown that will last for several years, and some companies and countries will not survive. Legislation, finance, technology and societal needs all came together at COP26 in Glasgow. This programme is meant to help participants ‘negotiate sustainability’ by making them aware of a certain sense of accountability that comes along with the usage of the term ‘Sustainability’.

Programme Objective
Understand changing dynamics of business operations from shareholder maximization to stakeholder value creation

Learn components of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and double materiality for business operations and management through international frameworks

Learn sustainability frameworks and reporting standards

Learn the role of governance in business risk management and mitigation

Understand what the media communicates about sustainability

Programme Content
1. Introduction to changing business dynamics: from shareholders to stakeholders
2. Introduction to sustainability and governance frameworks
3. Deep dive into each of the ESG topics from the lens of business risk mitigation
4. Company ESG management
5. Stakeholder engagement and communication methods

Key Benefits/Takeaways
At the end of this course, you will be able to define, understand and implement ESG in your organization. You will also be able to arrive at the most suitable ESG framework to be used for ESG reporting and communicate sustainability initiatives of your company to make an impact.


Lectures, guest speakers, workshops, case studies, prescribed books.


Who should participate
1. Executives interested in upgrading their profiles to encompass ESG and Sustainability.
2. Working professionals interested in transitioning to ESG or responsible for ESG implementation as a part of their function.
3. Media professionals covering business and environment related news.


Programme Fee
INR 1,05,000/- Residential and INR 90,000/- Non -Residential (+ Applicable GST) per person for participants from India and its equivalent in US Dollars for participants from other countries.

Early Bird Discount
Nominations received with payments on or before 03-July-23 will be entitled to an early bird Discount of 10%.
Early Bird Fee (Residential) INR 94,500/-(+ Applicable GST)
Early Bird Fee (Non-Residential) INR 81,000/-(+ Applicable GST)

Group Discount
Group Discount of 5% percentage can be availed for a group of 3 or more participants when nominations received from the same organization.

Please Note
All enrolments are subject to review and approval by the programme director. Joining Instructions will be sent to the selected candidates 10 days prior the start of the programme.

The programme fee should be received by the Executive Education Office before the programme commencement date.

In case of cancellations, the fee will be refunded only if a request is received at least 15 days prior to the start of the programme.

If a nomination is not accepted,the fee will be refunded to the person/ organisation concerned.

A certificate of participation will be awarded to the participants by IIMB.


ESG Testimonials


Programme Directors

Deepti Ganapathy has 17 years of practitioner and academic experience with India’s leading media and education conglomerates- these include The Times Group, Deccan Herald, NDTV, IIM Indore and School of Business Management, NMIMS University. At IIM Bangalore, she teaches Communication courses for the MBA programme and offers several Executive Education courses. She has been Program Director for various custom and short-duration programmes.

Her research has been published in leading management journals such as the Academy of Management Learning and Education, as well as in highly ranked Communication journals such as Journalism, International Journal of Strategic Communication, among others. She has contributed book chapters in books edited by renowned scholars globally and published by Sage and Emerald on Social Media and Measurement and Computer-Mediated Communication. 

 She is the author of the recently published book “Media and Climate Change: Making Sense of Press Narratives”, which explores the socioeconomic and cultural understanding of climate issues and the influence of environment communication via the news and the public response to it. Her book has been well received globally and she has been invited as a plenary speaker at prominent Climate Conferences and as a speaker to research centers in Universities in the US and EU doing work around the themes of Sustainability and Climate Change Communication. Her book was listed in the Honour Book list 2022 in the Business Category in the Green Literature Festival.

An expert for NITI Aayog and State Institute for Transformation of Karnataka and the Centre for Environment Education, Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change, Government of India) and UNICEF, she also serves as an Empaneled member, National CSR Awards, Institute of Corporate  Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, her research focuses on exploring the phenomenon of greenwashing in corporate sustainability reporting to identify effective communication strategies to combat it.

An Affiliate Faculty at the Centre for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University, she is spearheading a project to assess reporting on climate change as a health issue by analysing a decade’s worth reporting on the health relevance of climate change, as reported in the world’s three largest economies: US, India, and China.


Prerna Wadikar is the Program Director of the School of Ultimate Leadership. She pioneered institutional ESG education in India and teaches ESG as an Adjunct Professor at IIT Gandhinagar. Prerna is also a board member of the Central British Fund for World Jewish Relief and ESG advisor to consultancies in India and UK. She speaks regularly at webinars and podcasts on ESG and conducts on-demand training on ESG for consultancies and corporates.

Prerna has a portfolio career working in Africa, Asia, Europe and 25 states in India across multinationals, government and philanthropy. She has worked on supply chains, gender, investment, energy efficiency, policy and technology.

Prerna is the recipient of the prestigious India-UK Achievers Honours 75 at 75, Weidenfeld, Oxford, Said, Hoffmann and Lincoln Scholar, a Global Leadership Initiative fellow,  and the first female MBA to receive the Oxford Vice Chancellor’s Social impact award.

Prerna is an MBA from the University of Oxford, a master’s in public policy from IIM Bangalore, Computer Engineer from the University of Pune and specialised in sustainable finance from ESMT Berlin.

How to Apply

Sample Certificate

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