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21st Feb’ 2015, FIIB Campus, New Delhi: Over 200 representatives from Industry, Not-for-profit Organizations, Academia and Public Authorities participated in the 5th edition of Annual Sustainability Summit organized by Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB). The pan-India level Summit was held at FIIB ‘Green Campus’ on 21st February 2015 to mark 21st Founder’s Day of the Institute. The core idea of organizing this year’s Summit was to generate ideas and opinions on the most discussed area of Sustainability - ‘From the Green Line to the Bottom Line: Creating Value through Sustainability’
From the Green Line to the Bottom Line: Creating Value through Sustainability
February 21, 2015
The Annual Sustainability Summit witnessed speakers from renowned organizations reflect and debate upon initiatives that aim in creating profitable ventures through the route of Sustainability. The aim of the Summit reflected well with acclaimed professionals and business leaders submerging their thoughts at the Summit’s interactive discussion sessions that generated insights into today’s critical issues affecting the society by and large. The Summit was inaugurated by Ms. Radhika Shrivastava, Executive Director, FIIB Delhi. Through her inaugural address, Ms. Shrivastava spoke about the various initiatives at the institute that have helped the FIIB campus to become a ‘Green’ Campus. She said, “It has been 4 years since FIIB adopted Sustainability as its key pillar, and pledged to abide by a policy that was approved by the Institute’s Board and mandated us to imbibe sustainability in all three areas of our impact as a management institution - in Academic Activities, Operations and Engagement with the Communities.” Mr. Atul Jain, Group Managing Director – Jain Irrigation, in his keynote address to the audience on Sustainability and Its Importance in Today’s Evolving Business and Social Communities emphasized the need of individual contribution to the society. He said, “Sustainability begins at heart. It begins with us. External factors and guidelines can only influence our thoughts towards Sustainability. But, action for a Sustainable and healthy environment has to be taken by each one of us.” To second his thought, Shri BV Rao, Director (Technical), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency, differentiated and clearly stated the role of individual and the Government in facilitating a Sustainable Development. He congratulated the work of FIIB and Jain Irrigation towards the cause of Sustainability.
The day progressed with industry experts from JCB, CSR Times, TUV Rheinland, SARD, Kaivalya Education Foundation, EkGaon and SARTHAK progressed dialogues through Panel Discussion on Implementing Sustainability – From Board Room to the Shop Floor and Sustainability and Entrepreneurship – the Coming of Age of Social Enterprises and a Special Session. A Special Session by Ms. Roxanna Balderrama, Volunteer at Walk for Life – CanSupport, left everyone enraptured with the statistics and vision of the work for Cancer patients by her organization. Her thoughts on turning projects into impactful realities beguiled one and all at the Summit.
The Summit eventually came up with implementable solutions that may leave a better footprint for future. Sustainability Summit closed on a highly motivating note with everyone pledging to do one good initiative for the society. As it is said, “Charity begins at home”, the renowned speakers and policy makers enforced the idea of living up to the already begun practices of sustainable development for future generations and for the planet.
About Fortune Institute of International Business
Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) stimulates and supports innovative and coherent practices in building a Sustainable Environment in areas of Business, Education, Society and Environment. FIIB is committed to deliver excellence and prepare its students to become agents of change in the society by embracing unique initiatives for holistic development of the students. Sustainability Summit is one such event where students participate and gather thoughtful insights into the ongoing practices in the society and business. The Summit aims to build their thoughts in the direction of being a responsible citizen of the country.
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AuditoriumFIIB’s state-of-the-art auditorium can seat over 150 individuals and has provisions for video conferencing along with other ultra-modern technologies. Students also enjoy the provision of multiple conference and seminar halls if required.
CafeteriaA fully functional cafeteria serves sumptuous meals and beverages all through the day for the students to refresh and revive. Students not only enjoy the meals here but sometimes unwind sitting in the area over a cup of coffee.
ClassroomsThe state of the art classrooms at the Institute enhance the learning experience of students as they are equipped with the latest equipment including projectors, screens, options for video conferencing etc.
Electronic Resource CentreThe campus hosts a state-of-the-art computer lab housing over 180 terminals and 200 laptops. The campus is Wi-Fi enabled. Online Learning and Teaching Software is also provided for flexibility and access to learning material at all times.
Indoor GamesThe recreational centre has arrangements for several indoor sports like pool, table tennis, carom and chess. These may be accessed by students during their breaks and can be used as effective recreational tools to relax.
Knowledge Resource CentreStudents can access a fully computerized and air-conditioned library housing over 15,000 books, 195 periodicals/journals, 750 audio-visual and multimedia. The Library subscribes to major online research and informational databases.
Outdoor GamesThe Campus also has provisions badminton, volleyball and a number of outdoor games and activities
Recreational CentreThe recreational centre of FIIB provides its students space and opportunity to indulge in activities like indoor games and relax. The Centre is outfitted with television, student lockers and various indoor sports like pool table, table tennis, carom and chess.