COSA’12 appoints Dr. Metri as Chairman
11/07/2012

The 2012 Conference on Sustainable Business in Asia (COSA 2012) to be held in Bangkok, offers a platform for scholarly and applied conversations with the continual challenge of advancing the sustainable business agenda: people, planet, pro

Online PR News – 07-November-2012 – New Delhi – The 2012 Conference on Sustainable Business in Asia (COSA 2012) to be held in Bangkok, offers a platform for scholarly and applied conversations among a wide variety of stakeholders concerned with the continual challenge of advancing the sustainable business agenda: people, planet, profit.

Dr. Bhimaraya Metri,Ph.D. (IIT – Bombay) has added another feather to his cap. He has been appointed as the Chairmanof the conference this year.A professor of Operations Management at International Management Institute (IMI), located in Delhi,Dr. Metri has published over 90 research articles in international and national journals and proceedings. He is on several editorial advisory boards of international and national journals. He has also served as a consultant on Quality Management¸ Benchmarking¸ Balanced Scorecard¸ Supply Chain Management and ERP for several leading public and private sector manufacturing, service and government organizations. The decision to appoint him was taken by PRESDA Foundation, Japan. Incidentally, International Management Institute (IMI), located in Delhi is one of the Affiliates of COSA’12.

Sustainable business is not just good business; it is a new way of thinking about business. Proper evaluation of business practices, sustainable business and management can effectively reduce emissions and waste. Positive results achieved from such practices not only satisfy stakeholders, but also make companies more profitable. Leading organizations are taking sustainability further, making it part of their core value propositions.

Because this is an emerging paradigm, there is much research and exploration that is needed. Academicians, researchers, students and representatives from industry, government and non-governmental organizations need to share their findings and learn from each other in order to facilitate the transformation in economic activity, allowing human societies to sustain and thrive. The sustainable business movement is also changing the way we teach business, as shown by the growth in post-graduate programs focused on sustainability, environmental policy, and non-profit management.
The greatest leverage points of change are in the developing countries of Asia. Designing infrastructure, products, enterprises and processes with sustainability in mind can have an enormous impact on environmental and social systems.