Dr. Nayan Mitra
Founder Director, Sustainable Advancements (OPC) Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Nayan Mitra comes with a rich mix of diverse professional experience, in which she straddles seamlessly between academics, social and corporate sectors. She has long years of experience in teaching and coaching undergraduate, post graduate students and corporate members; conducting International Summer School with participants from all over the world; been a resource person in eminent Institutions of higher learning in the areas of CSR and Corporate Governance; editor of the International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility (Springer); Journal of Human Values (IIM, Kolkata); Academic Council member in International Conferences like the 8th International Conference on Sustainability and Responsibility; International Conference on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance; have important peer reviewed research publications to her credit in international and national Academic journals and books, such as the International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility (Springer), Asian Journal of Business Ethics (Springer), International Journal of Business Ethics in Developing Economies, (All India Management Association) AIMA Journal for Management & Research; Chaired and presented at international and national conferences; Science Board member of CSR-Dialogforum (Austria), International Conferences; edited the first ever book ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Cases and Development after the Legal Mandate’ on CSR in India in the post-mandate period with co-editor, Dr. Rene Schmidpeter, that charters the development of mandated Indian CSR from a multi-stakeholder perspective, bringing in over 15 authors, which was first launched in Cologne, Germany released in India by the U.S Consul General in Kolkata, Mr. Craig Hall on the World CSR Day, 2017. She spearheads the India CSR Leadership Interview Series by India CSR, where she has brought together distinguished leaders like Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Mr. Shankar Venkateswaran, Mr. Richard Howitt, Dr. Rene Schmidpeter, Mr. Brotin Banerjee, Dr. C.S. Kedar, Mr. Ratan Kumar Somani, Mr. Vikas Sharma, to name a few. As a Developmental Consultant and a Researcher, she works closely with some of the eminent Corporations and civil societies of India; is a pro-bono member of the Advisory Council and is in the Board of some of the eminent NGOs in India, whose work has received exemplary status in international and national circuits. Dr. Mitra was a finalist of the prestigious Chevening Gurukul Scholarship for Leadership and Excellence (2013), conferred by the FCO, British Deputy High Commission for her contribution; as well as the recipient of the prestigious Author Award at the Indian CSR Leadership Summit two years in a row: 2017 and 2018; and many other international awards for her contribution to CSR.