IICSR and Sustainability Knowledge Management is a dedicated institute for research, development and training in Responsible Business Leadership. It has trained more than 500 corporate leaders and 1000 students since inception.
During the pandemic it conducted courses focussed on basic courses such as Introduction to CSR and Sustainability, NGO Fundraising and Branding to advanced level courses SDG Mapping and Measurement, Impact assessment, ESG Introduction to implementation, Sustainability Indices and more in the online mode.
It intends to conduct an offline course on Executive Masters in CSR and Sustainability Certificate, Social Entrepreneurship, Impact Investments certificate courses from 2022 in the Goa Campus. In order to support social entrepreneurship in India it is also aiming to build an incubation center for the entrepreneurs focussed on SDG solutions.
IICSR is now affiliated with Management & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council (MEPSC) – sector skills council under NSDC – Ministry of Skill development and Entrepreneurship. The students would be given a joint certificate of IICSR-MEPSC, placement assistance and internships.
The course is developed based on the current and future requirements of the industry and focuses on the implementation of the learnings and practical experience. Ms Harsha, MD IICSR Group states that “We are working to build an army of Responsible Business Leaders and transform the conventional business practices to new-age sustainable business solutions.”
MEPSC is a Sector Skill Council, committed to creating a technically and professionally competent workforce and industry professionals for both national and international requirements. The CEO, Col. Anil Kumar Pokhriyal, quotes “MEPSC with an aim to fulfil it’s commitment towards industry-partners and develop responsible Business Leadership, has affiliated IICSR and Sustainability Knowledge Management as Industry-cum-Implementation partner. IICSR has proved its mettle in training on CSR and Sustainability and with this affiliation we wish to train and upskill the corporates in India Inc and world-wide with Responsible and Sustainable Business Leadership skills.”