Mindset change(s) has to begin at the management education stage.
Organizations like Infosys, Citigroup, Walmart etc, are known to release ESG reports. In the past, business schools have often served as a guide as to how these reports might be written. For example; Harvard Business School has written a series of critical working papers on how the ESG reports of corporates tend to selectively present only those non-financial metrics favorable to them.
India’s Universal Business School has become a role model for other management institutions by releasing its own ESG report.
Chairman, Mr Tarun Anand's message on this -
While the impacts of COVID-19 have been far-reaching, they have not diverted attention from other pressing challenges and risks. Concern over climate change continued to grow, with changing social, economical and environmental dimensions, we need to stand firm in mitigating the harmful impacts of climate changes by our sustainable actions that include active participation in tree plantations, sustainable use of energy and other resources.
Similarly, we remained committed to the success and wellbeing of our workforce. We want all our employees to progress and we continually strive to prioritize a work environment where individuals can grow and enjoy a high degree of job satisfaction.
Our dedication to improving the quality of life in our local communities continued through supporting programs, events, and charitable causes in education, the environment, and culture.
Finally, we continued to demonstrate transparency, accountability and integrity throughout our practices and operations.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am delighted to introduce our first ever Sustainability Report. Our commitment to sustainable practice remains as strong as ever, irrespective of the circumstances.