IIM Kozhikode Announces Centre for Climate Studies

Enshrining its core ideas of Satyam (Truth), Nityam (Sustainability) and Purnam (Wholeness) country’s premier B-School IIM Kozhikode has now announced its academic foray into initiating studies on ‘Climate Change’ and offering mitigating solutions to one of the most pressing challenges faced by global world order. IIM Kozhikode is set to launch the ‘Centre for CLIMATE Studies’ (CCS), completely dedicated to training and driving the next generation of Climate leaders and ambassadors from the Global South, especially from Like Minded Developing Countries like India.

The CCS, which will be a Centre of Excellence at IIMK will focus on Climate Leadership, Internationalization and Management for policy Advancement, Technology and Enterprise (CLIMATE). IIMK’s CCS activities will include:

(a) Special Issue on CLIMATE in IIMK Kozhikode Society & Management Review Journal (only journal from any Indian management school indexed in both – the Chartered Association of Business Schools [ABS 2021 (ABS 2)] and the Australian Business Deans Council [ABDC 2019 (C))

(b) Developing and offering short-term training programs towards the creation of CLIMATE Ambassadors

(c) Organizing CLIMATE talks, thought exchange programmes addressing important climate related issues to appropriate national and international audiences

(d) Engage in collaborative CLIMATE related research projects – Lakshadweep Studies initiatives

(e) Driving toward Carbon neutral educational campuses, the all-India competition for which is being launched called ‘Solutions for a Carbon Neutral Campus (SCNS).

Announcing the Centre for CLIMATE Studies, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode, said, “Climate change is an enormous challenge to which the international community, national policy makers and educational institutes need to proactively respond to. Institutes of eminence like IIM Kozhikode are at the forefront of real, workable solutions towards achieving the laudable climate goals that have been set at the international and national levels as we have the responsibility of fulfilling society’s needs and fueling solutions to challenges. Research, technological innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and environmental awareness will be the foundation on which the Centre will endeavor to make a meaningful contribution towards India’s goals on achieving carbon-neutrality by 2070, as envisioned by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.”

IIM Kozhikode has also announced the Call for Papers from researches, academia and thought leaders worldwide for the special issue on CLIMATE which closes for submission on 17 October 2022. Submissions can be made on https://journals.sagepub.com/home/ksm

In order to generate awareness among young thought leaders of tomorrow IIMK’s CCS has also announced India’s first student competition bringing together our campuses and the climate exigency. The “Solutions for a Carbon Neutral Campus (SCNC) competition will challenge students to develop a baseline, ideate, develop and present answers to the question of how their campus can go Net-zero or become a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2047. Further information will be made available on the competition website and first stage submissions are due on: 16th August 2022. Submissions can be made on: https://iimk.ac.in/apps/scnc/main/registration. An eminent group of industry practitioners, policy makers and academicians would select the winners from those entries that make it to the finals.


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