The Green Technology club at PGPX was featured in TOI recently. The article reported on the club interests and activities. Here is the text of the article.
Ahmedabad: Green is the word for a group of 20 corporate honchos who are pursuing their Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPX) at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A). They have formed a special interest group Green Tech Club to bring together sustainable development, green passion and entrepreneurial spirit. Members of the group who are primarily from information and technology background are looking at green technology as
their future area of operation when they finish their year-long course.
“Our mission is to make the green initiative sustainable by integrating it with business to make it economically viable. Many of them are considering entrepreneurship after the course with a green approach,” said Nitin Sharma, founder of the group.
“We are sensitive to the problems world is facing on environment front and inclined towards bringing out solutions for the same. The group will work towards understanding the human and natural impact on climate change, track new policies and understand geo-politics of the green eco-system, learn sustainable development concepts from Indian context and understand United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC ) and Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) initiatives and its impact on global and Indian business community,” added Sharma. The group is exploring opportunities in this rapidly expanding green sector, which includes carbon trading to green initiatives in IT industry to energy generation from solar thermal energy.
“Besides spreading awareness about environmental issues, we will work with Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE). CIIE has a lot of work in the area of green technology and since it is a part of the institute, our collaboration gives us easy access to new technology. We will help incubatees at CIIE develop their business plans. It will be a hands-on experience for us and will benefit them as well,” said Manish Sharma, a member.