Saginaw Valley, Indian Biz School Set Sustainability Summit

UNIVERSITY CENTER — Saginaw Valley State University will host an international conference on business sustainability Tuesday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Sept. 26.

SVSU’s College of Business and Management is partnering with Shri Ram College of Commerce, the business school of the University of Delhi, India in organizing this conference on SVSU’s campus.

The news magazine India Today recently named Shri Ram the No. 1 commerce college in India for 2014, a position the school has attained nine of the past 10 years.

The conference features several high profile speakers including Linda Kennan, vice president for corporate stewardship at Dow Corning; Debashis Kanungo, global head of talent transformation and management for Tata Consultancy Services; and Bo Miller, global director of corporate citizenship for The Dow Chemical Co. The conference is expected to draw presenters and attendees from the region, throughout the United States and around the world.

The event will also include two multi-session tracks, one for academic scholars and another for business professionals. For the academic track, scholars will present original research on a broad range of business sustainability issues. For the practitioner track, business leaders will share their case studies and cautionary tales about implementing sustainable business practices in a variety of industries.

Individual sessions in each track will focus on sustainability topics in a wide range of sectors including agribusiness, the automotive industry, construction, entrepreneurship, energy, family business, information technology and doing business in India.

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