2012 International Business Leaders Programme

29 November - 2 December 2012
Venue: Bangalore

Business Leaders Programme

The CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development in partnership with Cornell University, The Johnson School, Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise organizes an annual executive education programme titled “Business Leaders Programme” with the objective of developing Strategies & Leadership for Creating Sustainable Organizations.

The programme is anchored by internationally renowned Prof. Stuart Hart from Cornell. He is considered to be an authority on the implications of environment and poverty for business strategy. The Guest Faculty we have had in the previous years include - Mr. Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Sons Ltd., Mr. Y C Deveshwar, Chairman, ITC Ltd., Mr. Suresh P Prabhu, Former Union Minister, Dr. Harish H Hande, Founder & CEO, SELCO India and alike.


Over the past 6 years, we have built the capacity of companies to transform into sustainable business with balanced portfolio, innovation and inclusive business models.

The programme is designed for senior executives who are responsible for developing and implementing competitive strategy for their organizations, including Chief Executive Officers, Business heads, Heads of functions such as innovation, R&D, product development, production, strategy, market expansion, management systems and sustainability, environment & CSR managers.

Key takeaways from the programme include:
  • Improved strategic thinking & focus on sustainability actions
  • Sharpened competitive skills & confidence to change from business as-usual to sustainable business
  • New skills for building alliances across non-profit, public & private sector boundaries
  • Frameworks to shatter the trade-offs between business & sustainability objectives
  • Managing complex stakeholder relationships
  • Building strategies to gain competitive advantage through sustainability practices, including product & process innovation, sustainable supply
  • chain management & base of the pyramid business development