Centre for Sustainable Development

Centre for Sustainable Development was established as an advanced research centre at K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management in the year 2012. The broad objective of the centre is to promote and conduct research in the inter-disciplinary areas related to sustainable development.


  • To develop and implement sustainability practices within the campus and society at large
  • To conduct and promote research in the inter-disciplinary areas of sustainable development
  • To collaborate and interact with researchers within and outside the institute working in similar areas
  • To undertake research projects and consultancy assignments and liasoning with government, industries, and other stakeholders to promote sustainable development
  • To disseminate finding through classroom lectures, workshops, and conferences

Research Area

  • CIPAR Area

    Energy & Development

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    Business & Sustainability

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    Sustainable HRM

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    Sustainable Finance

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    Climate Change

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    Poverty & Inequality

  • CIPAR Area

    Technology Management

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  • Pilot for Masters in Circular Economy, Funded by Going Global Partnerships Grant, British Council (in collaboration with Aston University, UK; K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; Jadavpur University, Jadavpur; Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Visakhapatnam; Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar)

  • Analysing Poverty Change in India: Decomposition, Inclusiveness and Multidimensional Nutritional Deprivation (2016-2019), Funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi

  • A Study on Video-streaming Behaviours of Indian Consumers and its Impact on Carbon Footprints (2021-22), Funded by Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai

  • Sustainable HRM Practices - Awareness and Contribution in the Need of Hour (2021-22), Funded by Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai

  • Making Migrant Workers Resilient Towards Future Disasters: A Study of India (2021-22), Funded by Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai

  • Integrating Sustainable Development Subject in Management Education Curriculum(2021-22), Funded by Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai

  • A Study on SDGs Mapping in University (Somaiya Institutions) (2021-22), Funded by Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai


Publication (Recent)


  • Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan and Lakshmikanth Hari (2020), “Towards a New Approach in Measuring Energy Poverty: Household Level Analysis of Urban India", Energy Policy, 140

  • Behl, Abhishek, P. S. Kumari, Harnesh Makhija, and Dipasha Sharma (2021) "Exploring the relationship of ESG score and firm value using cross-lagged panel analyses: Case of the Indian energy sector." Annals of Operations Research: 1-26.

  • Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan and Lakshmikanth Hari (2021), “Energy, Poverty and Environmental Priority in Rural India", COVID-19, Climate Change and Environmental Governance (Ed.), New Century Publications


Conference Presentations (Recent)


  • Arvind Pandi Dorai, Sudarshan Sirsat, Satyendra Kumar Upadhyay and Lakshmikanth Hari (2020), “Digital Transformation at Regional Language Schools - A Study on State of Maharashtra (India)", Global Challenges of Digital Transformation of Markets (GDTM-2020), Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia, September 24-25, 2020

  • Shrabani Bhattacharjee and Lakshmikanth Hari (2021),“Human Resource Management and Sustainability: Understanding the Relationship", International Conference on Rigor, Relevance & Resilience in Business & Management Research, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad, February 12-14, 2021

  • Shrabani Bhattacharjee, Arvind Pandi Dorai, Lakshmikanth Hari and Sudarshan Sirsat (2021), “Amulya Bharat: Understanding Sustainable HRM practices in Indian Tourism Industry", Strategic Management Forum Annual Conference 2021, Indian Institute of Management, Nagpur, December 27-30, 2021




  • Environment Management - Elective

  • Sustainability for Engineers - OEHM elective, K J Somaiya College of Engineering

  • Sustainable Finance - OEHM elective, K J Somaiya College of Engineering

  • Sustainable Development - Term 0





  • 1st International conference on Energy Transition for Sustainable Development, March 28-30, 2022.




  • Workshop on Systems Thinking, February 23-24, 2022

  • Workshop on Measuring Development, March 21-23, 2022

  • Workshop in Sustainability Assessment, March 25-26, 2022

Our Team

Team Members

Dr. Lakshmikanth Hari

Energy, Sustainability, Transportation

Team Members

Dr. Monica Khanna

Sustainable Capitalism,Brand Management

Team Members

Dr. Raman Ramachandran

Boards & Sustainability

Team Members

Dr. Rashmi Soni

Sustainable Finance , MSME

Team Members

Dr. Reena Mehta

CSR , Business Ethics

Team Members

Dr. P S Raghukumari

ESG , Corporate Finance

Team Members

Dr. Satyendra K Upadhyay

International Relation, BRICS

Team Members

Dr.Vaishali Jayesh Padake

Human Development

Team Members

Prof. Sudarshan Sirsat

Sustainable IT

Team Members

Mr. Arvind Pandi Dorai

Internet & Climate Change

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