Short Term Course on Corporate Governance towards Corporate Social Responsibility, 27 Nov- 2 Dec 2017 @ IIT Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law

SHORT TERM COURSE ON

Corporate Governance towards Corporate Social Responsibility 

27th Nov to 2nd Dec  2017

About the Course

Traditionally, Corporate Governance (CG) denotes the rules of business decision-making and directs the internal mechanism of companies for following those rules. It includes the customs, policies, laws and institutions that impact the way a corporation is directed, administered or controlled. Yet, in the aftermath of some corporate scandals, and with the rise of civil society campaigns against the negative impact of corporate operations on the environment, CG has emphasised issues that go beyond this traditional focus. It now touches upon corporate ethics, accountability, disclosure and reporting. As companies seek to assure regulators and investors that they are fully transparent and accountable, they have increasingly pledged their commitment to honest and fair CG principles.

Simultaneously, the impact of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement on the socio-legal views of corporations also reflects the evolution of corporate governance. Along with this movement, the notion of this governance has developed as a vehicle for encouraging management to consider broader ethical considerations. CSR has drawn on the dramatic progress made by companies in recent decades in balancing shareholder goals with the need to reduce externalities that influence other stakeholders. CSR joins the regulatory endeavours to make corporations more attuned to public, environmental and social needs, by pursuing CG as a framework for boards and managers to treat employees, consumers and communities.

The convergence of corporate social responsibility and corporate governance is an important issue in the corporate regulation landscape. The issue has somewhat decreased in significance in strong economies; however, in developing economies, it has contributed to significant reformation of the regulatory environment that guides corporations.

The aim of this course is to inform the participants about this convergence and train them how to deal effectively with such convergence. This course will discuss the basic tenents of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility with a particular focus on the regulatory framework necessary to coup with this convergence in a developing country perspective. After completion of this course, participants will get a clear understanding about the recent changes in traditional corporate governance framework and about the challenges and opportunities attached to corporate social responsibility regulation.

Course Contents

Session I Corporations and their responsibility in the modern world

Session II Corporate Governance

Session III Corporate Management

Session IV Corporate Social Responsibility

Session V Implementation of CSR principles: Voluntary & Mandatory Modes

Session VI Regulations for CSR implementation

Session VII Current CSR regulation: domestic framework and trend

Session VIII Current CSR regulation: global framework and trend

Session IX Future of CSR regulation

Session X Corporations, their Governance and Social Responsibility

About Coordinator

Dr Indrajit Dube is Associate Professor at Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He has gone on to work as a practitioner, legal executive, and academician. His areas of specialisation include Corporate Laws, Corporate Governance and Competition Law. He has been teaching these and allied courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for more than fifteen years in different Universities, National Law Schools and Management Schools.

He has numerous publications in refereed journals published from India and abroad. His writings are mainly focused on Independent Directors, Directors Liability, Integrated Reporting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance in Energy Sector etc. He has several books to his credit.  His book on Corporate Governance published by Lexis Nexis Butterworths is widely referred in National and International Institutes of eminence.

Dr Dube has conducted about twenty funded projects from agencies, both national as well as International. He led the team to develop the institutional framework of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi, a premier Institute on Corporate Law Governance and Research set up under the aegis of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. He has played an important role in the National Mission Project on River Ganga and led the team to law, policy and governance. He has offered consultancies to several regulatory bodies, business houses and organisations over the years.

He has been invited to participate in multi-stakeholder expert consultation in Toronto being organised in support of the mandate of the United Nations on Business and Human Rights. He has also been invited as Visiting Faculty at the University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada and the University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada. Recently, he has the distinction of being invited to deliver the Kirby Lecture Series at the School of Law, University of New England, Australia.

Dr Dube, on the invitation, has attended several conferences, seminars and workshops in India, Australia, Canada, Denmark, U.K.  etc. as speaker, paper presenter and panel discussant. He has also organised several international and national conferences. Dr Dube holds membership of prestigious professional bodies like Corporate Law Teachers Association, Sydney and the European Corporate Governance Institute, Brussels.

Foreign Expert

Dr Mia Rahim is a Senior Lecturer in corporate law at the University of South Australia. He joined the School of Law in July 2015, having previously held positions at the Macquarie University and the Queensland University of Technology.

As an established researcher, Dr Rahim is particularly interested in different forms of regulation and how this relates to legal structures that encourage social responsibility and accountability practice of regulatees. One of his recent books Legal Regulation of Corporate Social Responsibility has explained how a meta-regulation mode in-laws can effectively raise social responsibility performance of corporations.

Dr Rahim is a winner of some highly prestigious awards including the Chevening Scholarship, Graduate Scholarship of the National University of Singapore, the Macquarie University Research Excellence Award, ECR Networking Award 2017 and the UniSA Business School Research Excellence Award.

Dr Rahim has undertaken a number of research projects, including the assessment of the nexus between corporate self-regulation, legal regulations and social accountability performances of global corporations, and the critical analysis of different legal frameworks for developing global supply chain operations.

Dr Rahim is the Director of Higher Degrees by Research in the School of Law at UniSA. Prior to joining academia, he was a Deputy District and Sessions Judge in Bangladesh. He has also worked for the Bangladesh Law Commission and the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

Faculty

Dr Mia Rahim
Dr Indrajit Dube
Other faculties from IIT

Participants

The course is open to all faculties from Universities/Institutes.
Interested persons from Industry and other organisations can also participate by paying course fees as mentioned below. This is subject to availability of seats.
Course Fee for Industry: Rs. 10000/-
Course Fee for Faculty: Rs. 5000/-
Course Fee for Research Scholars/Students: Rs. 3000/-
Course fees may be paid in the form of Demand Draft or electronic money transfer.
Course Fee includes course materials, tea and snacks during the days of the course. Certificates will be given on successful completion. 

Accommodation

Participants will also be provided accommodation on request and payment of actual expenses.

Visveswaraya Guest House (VGH)

A. Single occupancy in a double bedded room (AC) 400.00 INR
B. Double occupancy in double bedded room (Non-AC) 300.00 INR
C. Single Occupancy in double bedded room (Non-AC) 250.00 INR
D. 3/4 bedded room per person (Non-AC) 150.00 INR
E. Double occupancy in a double bedded room (AC) 600.00 INR

Cost of Food is extra and not included in the above tariff. 

Important Dates

Last Date for receiving applications:             8th Nov 2017
Intimation to participants:                              11th Nov 2017
Course Dates:                                               27th Nov. to 2nd Dec. 2017

How to apply

Interested participants should apply online in this URL CLICK HERE 

Mode of Payment

Payments can be made through electronic fund transfer. For this, the bank details are as follows: Account Name: CEP-STC, IIT Kharagpur
Account Number: 95562200002955
Bank Name: SYNDICATE BANK Bank Branch Name: SRIC, IIT KHARAGPUR
Branch Code: 9556
IFS Code: SYNB0009556
Bank Address: IIT KHARAGPUR, KHARAGPUR- 721 302, PASCHIM MEDINIPUR DIST. (WEST BENGAL), INDIA Telephone No: +913222 255221

Payments can be made through crossed demand draft drawn in favour of “CEP STC, IIT Kharagpur”, payable at State Bank of India, IIT Kharagpur (Bank Code: 0202).

Note: We prefer electronic money transfer. Please submit money transfer details (either UTR no or draft no) in the designated place in the online form. Please, keep the record of transaction details for future reference. If you are sending the draft, please post it in the coordinator address with the printed form (online).

Coordinator contact details
Dr Indrajit Dube
Associate Professor
Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law
IIT Kharagpur
Kharagpur- 721302, West Bengal, India
Tel: 03222-281732 (o) / 9903459886 (m)
Email: id@iitkgp.ac.in

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