Dr. Nayan Mitra

State President, West Bengal Sustainable Businesses Council


Dr. Nayan Mitra is the Founder-Director of Sustainable Advancements (OPC) Private Limited that broadly aims to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through advocacy and implementation ( Under her leadership, Sustainable Advancements has established itself as a holistic institution of international and national repute in the area of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Governance - Coaching, consultancy, research on one side; developing and promoting innovative, responsible and sustainable products on the other. Dr. Mitra is a PhD in the subject of CSR (Management); has over 20 years of diverse professional experience in which she straddles seamlessly between academics, social and corporate sectors; editor of the books 'Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Cases and Development after the Legal Mandate' in India (2017), ‘Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from India’ (2019) and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in Rising Economies: Fundamentals, Approaches and Case Studies’ with co-editor, Dr. Rene Schmidpeter; has edited and published over 35 peer reviewed research publications in International journals and books; and is Academic Council member and Science Board member in International Academic forums. Her first book was launched at the Lincoln Room, American Center on February 18, 2017 by the then Consul General, Craig Hall. Recently she edited the special issue ‘Business and Benevolence’ of the Journal of Human Values by the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata alongwith Fullbright scholar Dr. Deonnie Moodie.

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