Centre for Sustainability
Centre for Sustainability
Ramaiah Institute of Management
Centre for Sustainability (CFS) at Ramaiah Institute of Management is established in 2022 with the adage “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” which means "The World is One Family". With the belief that educational institutes can play an important role in achieving India’s Sustainable Development Goals, the centre aims at bringing the concept of sustainability as a focal point in management studies. As India is becoming the fastest growing economy in the world, it is extremely important that besides making our cities SMART we need to make them the most liveable cities on earth and more resilient towards climate change. The centre is established with the aim to inspire budding managers to take conscious decisions in their day-to-day life and later in corporate life to support and promote sustainable practices, thus developing the culture of reduce, reuse and recycle.
Our Vision: To be a leading centre in the country to develop capability and capacity to promote sustainable development culture thus contributing to net zero targets.
Objectives of CFS:
To be a leader in advocating the sustainable living that leads Indian cities most liveable cities on earth.
To help businesses develop polices to promote sustainable and inclusive growth: to be environmentally responsible; to ensure social inclusion of Persons with Disability (PWDs), and gender inclusivity, equity and diversity.
To inspire budding managers to be socially responsible and sensitive towards fellow citizens while taking crucial managerial decisions.
Activities of CFS:
Centre for Sustainability organises events to bring awareness about the need to reduce carbon footprints, water footprints, ecological footprints and digital footprints for a greener world. It also aims at inculcating a culture of inclusivity and equality among all its stakeholders.
Students contribute to the centre’s vision through the “Sahayan Club”. The club activities involve water conservation drives, no to single-use plastic drives, road safety campaigns, adopt and plant trees, clean and green surroundings, sharing knowledge with the underprivileged, supporting ‘vocal for Local” campaigns to contribute towards Aatmnirbhar Bharat. Self-defence workshops for girl students are aimed to empower the future women workforce.
Through “Students’ Samvad”, an initiative of the centre, a culture of knowledge exchange will be developed to bring the multidisciplinary approach and collaboration among students of various colleges across India and globally to collaborate and solve citizens problems to improve their quality of life.
The centre also aims to organising capacity-building workshops to bring awareness among small businesses and corporates to adopt sustainable and inclusive growth. It includes gender-inclusive policies along with policies to include the need for PWDs. To address pressing national and international issues related to the environment, the centre encourages its faculty members to undertake research projects to promote green mobility, green products, green energy and eco-tourism.
- Dr. Manasa Nagabhushanam, Director (Academics, Research and Administration)
- Dr. Meghna Verma, Head-Centre for Sustainability
- Prof. B Yashaswini B Murthy, Member, Centre for Sustainability
On Friday, February 10th, 2023, Centre for Sustainability, Ramaiah Institute of Management in collaboration with NSS, Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce organised a Walkathon as a part of National Road Safety Month. The event was aimed at raising awareness about the importance of road safety and encouraging everyone to follow traffic rules for a safer and more secure environment.
The walkathon started at 9.30 am from Gate 07 and covered a distance of 5 kilometers through the streets of Ramaiah Junction-80ft road-Sanjay Nagar road-ISRO road- Mayuri Junction and back to the institute through Gate 10. The event began with a short briefing on road safety and the importance of following traffic rules and the role that each individual can play in ensuring safe driving practices.
By the end of the walkathon, Dr. Manasa Nagabhushanam, Director(ARA), RIM appreciated the participants and shared her thoughts emphasizing the importance of road safety.
The event was a great success in creating awareness about the importance of road safety and promoting safe driving habits.