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Sustainable Environmental       Management
The EnvironmentalChallenges to Business       Dr Rajul Singh
Course objectives•   Use environmental management and    sustainable development as tools to    counter global business co...
Course Overview•   Session 1- Environmental challenges to    business•   Session 2- Environmental strategies for    busine...
Course Overview•   Session 5 -Trade and Environment•   Session 6 - International and national    regulations related to en...
Session Overview➲W h  a t is t h e r e la t io n b e t w e e n E n v ir o n m e n t a n d B u s in e s s ?➲H o w c a n t h...
What is the biggest challenge             before us ?➲   Climate Change (CC) is one of the most    critical global challen...
How does the Environment affect         Business ??➲ Apart form the obvious effects on the existence of living beings, the...
Business and Environment
Environmental Risks to Business➲    The following are the environmental risks to     business    Regulatory               ...
Environmental Risks to business     Investment/           Reputational      Insurance               Risks     Related risk...
Environmental Challenges to         Indian Business  Environment not seen as a  source competitive  advantage  Trade - off...
ConclusionIndian industry is responding to the environmental imperatives but notto the desired levels.Large corporations d...
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Business and environment session 1

  1. 1. Sustainable Environmental Management
  2. 2. The EnvironmentalChallenges to Business Dr Rajul Singh
  3. 3. Course objectives• Use environmental management and sustainable development as tools to counter global business concerns like climate change and natural resource depletion .• Identify the appropriate environmental tools and techniques for business to reduce its impact on the environment .• Apply Environmental Management
  4. 4. Course Overview• Session 1- Environmental challenges to business• Session 2- Environmental strategies for business• Session 3- Environmental Management Tools• Session 4- Environment Management Systems
  5. 5. Course Overview• Session 5 -Trade and Environment• Session 6 - International and national regulations related to environment• Session 7 - Class Test• Session 8 -Corporate Environmental Reporting (CER)• Session 9 - Green Business and Green Growth in Indian context• Session 10 – Guest Lecture
  6. 6. Session Overview➲W h a t is t h e r e la t io n b e t w e e n E n v ir o n m e n t a n d B u s in e s s ?➲H o w c a n t h e e n v ir o n m e n t a f f e c t b u s in e s s ?➲W h a t c a n b e d o n e t o b e n e f it B u s in e s s a n d
  7. 7. What is the biggest challenge before us ?➲ Climate Change (CC) is one of the most critical global challenges faced in the 21st century.➲ It is a change in climate attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability.
  8. 8. How does the Environment affect Business ??➲ Apart form the obvious effects on the existence of living beings, the environment poses many types of business risks.➲ Risks to
  9. 9. Business and Environment
  10. 10. Environmental Risks to Business➲ The following are the environmental risks to business Regulatory Physical Operational Risks Risks Risks  Decreased • Natural Disasters Legislations & productivity • Changing climate Policies  Resource crunch patterns  Production loss
  11. 11. Environmental Risks to business Investment/ Reputational Insurance Risks Related risks  Carbon Disclosure Increasing  ShareholderInsurance Premiums Activism High depreciation  Consumercosts preferences
  12. 12. Environmental Challenges to Indian Business Environment not seen as a source competitive advantage Trade - off Between Cost & Competitiveness Dominance of Small & Medium Scale Sectors• Low material productivity
  13. 13. ConclusionIndian industry is responding to the environmental imperatives but notto the desired levels.Large corporations do voluntarily implement environmental policiesand try to meet international standards. However, due to lack of facilities, technological innovations,dominance of small scale industries, poor awareness and concernmany corporations evade environmental compliance.There is a need for understanding decision making processes ofcorporations in India to systematically integrate environmental issuesin the strategy development and implementation.

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