International Conference on Sustainability and Management Strategy (ICSMS- 2018)
Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Nagpur hosted the 5th International Conference on Sustainability and Management Strategy (ICSMS- 2018) on September 28 and 29, 2018. The conference was organised by the Centre for Sustainability, Growth & Development (CSGD). The academic and technical collaborators for this conference were California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB), United States and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI), Nagpur. The Conference started with lighting of the lamp by Mr L N Krishnan and a welcome speech by faculty Dr Gajavelli V S, Conference Chair, ICSMS 2018. Many students and faculties from IMT Nagpur and various other institutes like IIM Nagpur, MYRA, NMIMS etc. came together and presented their scholarly research paper on Sustainability and Management Strategy. The conference saw highly proficient keynote speakers like Dr Jai Shankar Pandey, Chief Scientist-CSIR-NEERI (alumnus of IIT Kharagpur), Mr L N Krishnan, Operations & Supply Chain Management professional (alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad), Dr Breena E Coates, Professor of Global Strategy & Sustainability, CSUSB, United States, Dr Jennifer Alford, CSUSB, United States, Dr Becky Talyn, CSUSB, United States and Dr K V George, Senior Principal Scientist & Professor, CSIR-NEERI (alumus of IIT Delhi). The main aim of the conference was to share the research and experience of these eminent scholars to bridge the gap between sustainability and the expected actions of the organisations and the government. The first day of the conference ended with a cultural evening presented by CSGD members and students of IMT Nagpur while the second day concluded with the declaration of best paper award.