Billions of Dollars are being channelled into green finance, climate change and ESG. Neo-liberal capitalism is being forced to rethink its very foundational science and market fundamentalism.
Contemporary public-interested scholars are fierce critics of the current obsession with ESG and CSR. These measures are called ‘hypocritical spin machines‘ which sidestep real and sustainable reforms in the domain of Finance. In scholastic literature ‘good’ and ‘sustainable leadership in finance’ are absent from debate and discussion, to a large extent.
India is well placed to provide global intellectual and educational leadership through its sustainable Dharmic Wisdom, co-existence and lived history, traditions, practices and experiences of Sustainable Finance. The cultural moorings of India as a sustainable society in practices and habits is reflected in its financial paradigm, metrices, practices and approach. This symposium will showcase Professor Atul K. Shah’s pioneering research published in a new book ‘Inclusive and Sustainable Finance’ which shows how some Indian business leaders have rare indigenous wisdom and provide exemplary guidance to deal with this challenge. It will be a unique opportunity to recharge and renew science and education in accounting and finance to deal with our existential crises.
The faculty and students will be immensely benefited from such an important and developing concept in Finance.
Prof. Atul K. Shah
Globally renowned expert advisor, thought leader, writer, educator and broadcaster
Prof. Atul K. Shah has a PhD from LSE and has published several books and research papers on Accounting and Finance. He presently teaches at City, University of London and has global experience of lecturing and broadcasting, including several BBC programmes and profiles in the Guardian and the Financial Times. His latest book 'Inclusive and Sustainable Finance - Leadership, Ethics and Culture' published by Routledge will be profiled by the BBC World Service and has already been widely covered in various media. In January 2023 Professor Shah is touring India to demonstrate the relevance of Dharmic wisdom to modern challenges in finance.
Prof. Devendra Kumar Jain
Faculty of Finance,