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Institute of Directors, India

Institute of Directors, India

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IOD, INDIA: Environment Management and Climate Change

25.04.2019 Share

Our planet is in serious trouble. Is there any 'quick fix' for Climate Change?
Business and thought leaders will be joining together to deliberate
'Environment Management and Climate Change' 
Also presentation of Golden Peacock Awards on 4 - 5 July in Bengaluru (India) 
Indo-UAE relations entering a 'Golden Era'
In the making of modern world and history

'Today, the relations between India and the UAE are entering a 'Golden era'. These are at their best ever. This deepening tie has surged not only economically, but also socially and culturally. said 'Industry Experts' during the Institute Of Directors (IOD), India's annual Dubai Global Convention, held last month. This was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and Hon’ble Minister of Tolerance, Govt. of UAE. The ‘Ministry of Economy, Govt. of UAE’ & the ‘Consulate General of India in Dubai’ were the official partners. It was held in Partnership with IBPC Dubai and ICAI Dubai and in association with the ‘ Khaleej Times, UAE's leading largest circulation daily English Newspaper.

Addressing the Convention, H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Cabinet Member and Hon'ble Minister of Economy, Govt. of UAE, described the relations between the UAE and India as very special one.

India's premier TV News Channel Partner TIMES NOW, covered it and the recorded telecast could be seen here.

A complete Report on the event, has also been published in April, 2019 issue of 'Director Today'- IOD's monthly magazine.


I am sharing with you the latest issue of ' Director Today '. It has a number of articles, authored by thought leaders on 'Corporate Governance', Director and Board Development, Board Training, etc. We are confident you will find a wealth of information in this issue.

View & Read online issue of 'Director Today' - April 2019 issue

View : New IOD MEMBERS during the Month


View : New IOD TRAINED DIRECTORS during the Month under Masterclass for Directors

View the SCHEDULE of forthcoming Masterclass for Directors - Now join for 231st Batch

View : HANDBOOKS, available for Directors (Order Online)

View : Are you looking for Independent Directors? Online portal for BOARD LEVEL APPOINTMENTS

View : IOD's Board Research & Advisory Services for BOARD EVALUATION and Corporate Governance Compliance

View & Read Spotlight on MSMEs

View : GOLDEN PEACOCK AWARDS Results announcement for Individual Leaders

View : GOLDEN PEACOCK AWARDS Results announcement for Institutional leaders

View : Winners' Digest: Case Studies of Excellence (Order Online)

View : NOT yet a MEMBER of IOD, India? Join Today and enjoy the exclusive benefits.


IOD's Masterclass for Directors has now reached Batch No. 230 in a very short span of time and awarded around 5000 participants with 'Certified Corporate Director' certificates. It is a three-day, knowledge intensive Training cum Certificate programme designed for Company Directors, and Senior Executives, Professionals those who are aspiring to be Board Directors. 

This unique training course offers practical and tested frameworks and tools to sharpen judgement and decision-making skills. It also augments the oversight abilities of directors seeking to enhance their existing competencies or to be better prepared for new board mandates. In 12 focused modules, you will master strategies in fundamental functional areas such as board effectiveness and dynamics; board decision-making and oversight; directors effectiveness and development. The course provides an opportunity to equip entrepreneurs, management professionals, senior executives and Independent Directors with boardroom skills and essentials of Corporate Governance. 

IOD 'Masterclass for Directors' programme also contributes to a good understanding of the nuances of boardroom functioning thereby enhancing effectiveness. The programme prepares participants to be placed in the panel of Independent Directors. IOD has by now trained several thousand senior corporate executives, professionals and directors through courses, also workshops, seminars and conferences, organized globally on topics such as management, governance, risk management, environment and leadership.


Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by the Institute Of Directors (IOD), India have not only won wide acceptance among businesses & industry, but have achieved much recognition and patronage among peers, globally. To create an Intra-Sector competitiveness, Golden Peacock Awards are considered separately under various Business Sector and Sub-Sectors. The Award winners are eligible to use the Golden Peacock Awards Logo with year on all printed and promotional materials, which showcases to all its customers and suppliers the highest accolade received by the organization. The whole process is kept strictly confidential. 

Currently, Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat is inviting applications, for the following annual Institutional Awards for the year 2019, from Corporates/Industries, including multinationals, SMEs, Public, Private and Government Enterprises: 

3. Golden Peacock ECO-INNOVATION Award (GPEIA) 
4. Golden Peacock Award for ENERGY EFFICIENCY (GPAEE)

The last date for submission of completed applications for the above Awards is 10 May, 2019. 

The Guidelines-cum-Application Form for these awards can be downloaded from In case, you are unable to download any of these, please email us at, for emailing the same to you.


Recent trends in 'Global Warming' are alarming. 'Climate Change' is becoming a major life-threatening challenge of our time. Two recent significant events that will impact the future course of global development include the UN 'Sustainable Development Goals' with the 'Agenda 2030', and the 'Paris Climate Change Agreement' (COP 21). India has played a significant role in both these agreements. 

To discuss & debate, the current environmental challenges facing the corporate world, Institute Of Directors (IOD) is organizing its annual Convention - the ‘21st World Congress on Environment Management’ on 04 & 05 July, 2019 at JW Marriott in Bengaluru. The theme of this year's Convention is ‘Collaborative Leadership for Environment Protection & Climate Change: Strategy for Creative Solutions' . 

Its is being organised under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah, National Chairman, Institute Of Directors, India & former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India and Chairman of the National Commission for Constitution of India Reforms and he will inaugurate the Convention. 

His Excellency Mr. Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, Hon'ble Governor of Karnataka has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest. Some of the Distinguished Speakers those who have already confirmed to address the Convention, include

•Mr. T. M. Vijay Bhaskar, IAS, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka 
•H.E. Ms. Nina Vaskunlahti, Ambassador, Embassy of Finland 
•Mr. Ovais Sarmad, Assistant Secretary-General & Dy. Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), New York 
•Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI - The Energy & Resources Institute, and Member, Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change 
•Mr. Gaurav Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary - Dept. of Industries and Commerce, Govt. of Karnataka 
•Mr. Hari Marar, Managing Director & CEO, Bangalore International Airport Limited 
•Ms. Margit Hellwig-Boette, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany 
•Ms. Dana Kursh, Consul General of Israel to South India 
•Mr. Ranveer Singh Chauhan, Managing Director, Olam International Limited
•Mr. Manish Chourasia, Managing Director, Tata Cleantech Capital Limited 
•Mr. Edward Millard, Director, Landscapes & Communities, Rainforest Alliance, UK 
•Dr. C.V. Dharma Rao, Joint Secretary, National Water Mission, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India 
•Mrs. Smitha Bijjur, IFS, Principal Chief Secretary - Dept. Forest, Environment & Ecology, Govt. of Karnataka 
•Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem , Senior Director - Sustainability, Operational and Business Excellence, Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC) LLC, UAE
•Mr. M. K. Srinivas, Director General, National Water Development Agency (NWDA) 
•Mrs. Ritu   Kakkar, IFS, Director General, Environmental Management & Policy Research Institute (EMPRI) 
•Prof. Dr. V Sumantran, Chairman, Celeris Technologies and advisor to several Fortune-100 organizations in Autos, Industrial Equipment, Defence, and Aerospace.… et al.

It would be a major networking event to evolve a suitable corporate model that will shape our business and economy. Like last year, over 500 business participants are expected to join this year's Convention. 

I have great pleasure in inviting you and your organisation to participate in the said Convention. We will be delighted to welcome you to the event.