Centre for Sustainability, Growth and Development (C.S.G.D) is a Centre of Excellence currently operational at IMT Nagpur. It was established during the academic session of 2012-13 with a mission to apply sustainable principles to development projects that meet present and future organizational goals and fulfils the societal needs. CSGD encourages student managers to re-look at the present national and global practices in terms of government policies, corporate strategies and also individual lifestyle to promote equality of opportunities, equality of benefit and equality of access to resources across nations to various socio-economic groups and generations.
Sustainability, as we understand at CSGD, is not only about the environment, it is about people, business, and society at large.
Every year, CSGD organises the International Conference on Sustainability and Management Strategy (I.C.S.M.S) under which case studies and papers on various sustainable and environmental related issues are presented by people that range from college students to industry experts to well-renowned college professors. Institute of Management Technology-Nagpur organized its 6 th International Conference on Sustainability and Management Strategy at the Institute campus. The Sixth Conference on Sustainability & Management Strategy focuses on areas related to management which are in immediate need of aligning business practices with sustainability.
Last year, CSGD organised 'Green Diwali', to encourage people to celebrate Diwali without firecrackers and convey the importance of preserving the environment, which was the first virtual event of the year 2020. During the annual college fest, Milestone-35, we organised 'E- Certify', wherein the students had to come up with a sustainable business plan for a variety of professions. One other event which we conducted was ‘War of Words’, which was a competition on the issues pertaining to sustainability.
We also organise guest lectures by prominent industry leaders and experts on issues like sustainability and climate change. We also make sure that our student managers experience different industry practices on sustainability with the help of industry visits. CSGD conducted its recent industrial visit at Raymond Ltd, Chhindwara. The students learnt how Raymond Ltd. uses sustainable and efficient methods for its production, from reusing water to the proper disposal of waste.
Our centre is always dedicated to increasing the awareness of sustainable practices and
providing a better future.