SUSTAINABILITY IN PRACTICE (SIP)

6E Framework


Developed by Dr. Divya Bhutiani & Dr. Padmakumar Nair

Generally or Environmentally - Sustainability is defined as “ability of current generations to meet their needs without impairing the ability of future generations to meet theirs”

The Business or Organization define Sustainability as “ability of an organization to continuously create value without harming it’s stakeholders” LM Thapar School of Management strongly advocates the idea of Sustainability in Practice. We believe that the idea of sustainable management can inculcate environmental and ethical awareness, values, attitudes, skills and behaviour needed to be the efficient managers in future.

At LMTSM , We believe Sustainability is the “ability of an organization to continuously create value without harming it’s stakeholders”

Student Driven Projects

Little Dreams

“Little Dreams” is a project run by LM Thapar School of Management, under which the students focus on upliftment of underprivileged children registered under the NGO “Shri Ram Paathshala" which is located in Panchkula. In the endeavour to script a life of glory for them, little dreams hopes that education will bring a twist in their story. The volunteers conduct seminars on environmental sensitization, sanitation, personal hygiene and safety for the children. They also did a plantation drive around the NGO premises. They got the students a health insurance policy under the government’s scheme which shows a farsighted approach taken by little Dreams to shape the lives of the underprivileged. The members also teach these students subjects like english and hindi in an interactive manner and simultaneously work on their character development.

Little Dreams is setting up a stall “Sapno ke Dhaage" in the Diwali Fest, which is a wonderful fund raising initiative for showcasing the brilliant craftsmanship of the talented women artisans of Sree Ram Pathshala (NGO) ,who give their special touch to knitting and make purses, mobile covers, bags, table cloths etc. Little dreams plans to brighten up their lives with their constant efforts and support from the institution.

Little Dreams is all about infusing a new hope in the minds of our young brigade and helping them realize their dreams.

SIP Reporters and Newsletter

This group is a jack of all trades. The mission of this team is to act as a medium between all the SIP teams and rest of the world. This group is continuously managing at both micro and macro level all the promotional activities that are necessary for its mission to be a success. Team members are conducting interviews, covering pictures of other group's work, recording experiences of various SIP group members, in short hunting down the legacy of LM Thapar School of Management. This group enables the people outside the world of LMTSM to get an insight about what this legendary school is doing for sustainability and the values that is incorporated among the students regarding the same.

GYAAN- an initiative by the students of LMTSM to teach the children in villages of Punjab and Haryana.

This initiative aims to teach the age groups between 5 to 16 years. Subjects like English, Mathematics and General Knowledge are covered in the classes which are held twice a week with an average strength of 60 students.

Workshop like-“Tips for healthy well-being”, “Sanitation” are also a part of this learning program.

Richa, one of the volunteers says- “one of the biggest challenges faced by GYAAN was to convince the parents to send their girls to study. However, by educating the parents, GYAAN was successfulto curb the challenges.”

To make children technologically viable, GYAAN has also started conducting computer classes.

PRME – Principles for Responsible Management Education

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007 as a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. Dr. Padmakumar Nair, Director of LM Thapar School of Management has signed an MOU with the UN that LM Thapar School of Management will be taking initiatives towards a Sustainable India.

Hospital Waste Management

A hospital is no place to be sick”

The indiscriminate and erratic handling and disposal of waste is a source of infection and synonymous with public perception of poor standards of health care. Our vision is to improve the effectiveness and quality of healthcare risk waste management and uplift the standards of the medical industry on a local level. This step from our end will initiate a change toward a sustainable healthcare industry of our country.

To address such serious yet overlooked issue LM Thapar School of Management has taken up the initiative in the form of Sustainability in Practice project titled “Hospital Waste Management and Segregation” under the mentorship of Dr. D.S. Broca.

Factfulness and Economies of Caste System

The caste system in India goes back as far as 1500-500 B.C. Caste plays a major role in every stage of India’s economic, political and social life. The goal of this SiP project is not only to address the problem of caste system in the Indian society but also create awareness about other pertinent issues such as Malnutrition, Hunger, Poverty, Corruption prevailing in India. The group is Promoting on social media pages like Instagram, Facebook and Youtube.

GREEN IT Project

This project basically aims to reduce the carbon footprints to make the environment green. For this the group is developing a multipurpose application which will not only carbon footprints get reduced but also is completely dedicated towards social service.

This group also aims to develop an application – to build a network between the donors and the acceptors. It would include all kinds of donations along with the contacts numbers of - The Donors and The Acceptors. Green IT Project has also conducted Blood donation camps, Food donation camps, Distribution of Clothing, Stationery & Cash etc to the impecunious people.

Waste Management @ LMTSM Campus

Waste Management @ LMTSM is currently focusing on Water Reduction and Food Wastage in the campus of LM Thapar School of Management. The group’s objective is to monitor and evaluate food and water wastage and thereby spreading awareness by designing various strategies in LMTSM Campus after conducted surveys and audits of water consumption. The group monitors statistical reports of each month. Through this initiative LM Thapar School of Management is inculcating the idea of efficient use of resources with minimum wastage among the students.

Industrial Connect

Students of industrial connect are on the mission of recycling animal waste into compost that is in huge amount in many areas. The group has targeted 3 big gaushalas-an Indian shelter for homeless and unwanted cattle and the process the converting cowdung into compost with delivering the final product to nurseries has already started.

TGroup members of industrial connect are continuously keeping track of their mission's progress and are experiencing and innovating new ways every now and then during the process.

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