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International Conference on "Sustainable Development: Challenges, Opportunities and the Future"
Date: 09/Apr/2021 - 10/Apr/2021
9:00 Am to 5:00 PM
Virtual Platform

About the Conference
International Conference on “Sustainable Development Challenges, Opportunities and the Future” The International Conference on Sustainable Development, to be organized jointly by Rajagiri Business School, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) Kochi, India and Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA. ICSD will provide an opportunity to academicians, doctoral students, and practitioners to share and exchange ideas in the area of Sustainable Management. Given the new normal, the participants will have the opportunity to present their paper virtually.

Objectives of the conference: 
The conference is expected to:

  • Provide a platform for the young researchers, academicians, analysists, and policy makers to present their views, research results, trends and concerns, opportunities and challenges, and best recovery practices in the context of sustainable developments.
  • Explore novel ideas, exposed practical applications of theories through real life examples.
  • Feature inspiring talks by sustainable development experts and academicians that complement the theme of the conference.

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Timothy B Palmer (Director, Center for Sustainable Business Practices, Haworth College of Business, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo)
  • Prof. Phil Harris (Executive Director of University of Chester Business Research Institute and Westminster Chair of Marketing and Public Affairs)
  • Prof. Vinod Mishra (Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Monash University, Australia)

Opportunity to publish in reputed journals:
The conference entitled “Sustainable Development: Challenges, Opportunities and the Future” provides you an opportunity to publish your papers in the special/regular issue of the following journals. Refer to each journal’s homepage for more details.

  • Special issue on “Green and Sustainable Corporate Finance” in International Journal of Managerial Finance, (ABDC-A, In consultation with the Guest-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)
  • Special issue on Zero Waste and Circular Economy: A path to sustainable future” in Environmental Quality Management Journal (Scopus, In consultation with the Guest-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)
  • Prague Economic Papers(ABDC-C, In consultation with the Co-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)
  • Journal of Public Affairs (ABDC-B, In consultation with the Associate-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)
  • International Journal of Emerging Markets (ABDC-B, In consultation with the Associate-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)
  • Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment (Scopus, In consultation with the Associate-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)
  • International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies (ABDC–C, Scopus, In consultation with the Associate-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief
  • Asia-Pacific Financial Markets (ABDC-C, In consultation with the Associate-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)
  • Management of Environmental Quality (Scopus, In consultation with the Board Member Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)

Conference Theme and Subthemes:
The theme of the conference is aligned with but not limited to the challenges and opportunities in the context of 

Sustainable Marketing Practices 

  • Customer Experience, Engagement and Relationship Management
  • Marketing Analytics, Business Intelligence and Automation
  • Brands Development in Digital Marketing Age
  • Retail Marketing and Shoppers’ Experience
  • Social and Digital Media Marketing
  • Green Marketing and Consumerism
  • Sustainable Tourism and Sports Marketing
  • E-Commerce Marketing and Digital Platforms
  • Emojis and Non-Verbal Marketing Communication
  • Rural Consumers and Marketing Strategies

Sustainable HR and OB 

  • Employee Retention in Dynamic Environment
  • Sustainable Retention Strategies in Dynamic Environment
  • Sustainable Green HRM practices
  • Role of Foreign Assignments in Social Innovation
  • Sustainable Talent Management and Acquisition
  • Organizational Culture and Employee Engagement
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Work-life Balance and Stress Management
  • HR-Analytics for Sustainable Business
  • Spirituality and Religious Practices in Sustainable Work Culture
  • Artificial Intelligence in HR
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and HR

Sustainable IT, Operations and SCM

  • Green Manufacturing 
  • Sustainable Supply Chain management and Reverse Logistics
  • Scheduling Problems in Manufacturing and service organizations
  • Quantity Control and Six Sigma Management
  • Eco design and Green manufacturing
  • Behavioural Operation Management and Industry 4.0
  • Smart City and Urban Planning 
  • New Product and Service Management
  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Sustainable Finance and Accounting

  • Sustainable finance - the roles and impacts of different financial services actors and institutions 
  • Sustainable Micro –Finance and Rural Development
  • Social and human rights dimensions of sustainable finance
  • Sustainable/Green Investing
  • Innovative Economic Strategies for Financial Inclusion
  • Sustainable Financial Performance and Accounting Practices
  • Sustainable investment in and by emerging market actors 
  • Green Finance 
  • Green Accounting
  • Financial Innovation, Engineering and Analytics
  • Crypto Currency and Block Chain
  • Digital Banking Practices and E-wallet
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Finance


Important Dates:

  • Start of submission: January 26, 2021
  • Deadline for Submissions: March 28, 2021
  • Conference Date: April 9-10, 2021


Registration Fees:



Faculty and Other Researchers from Other Institutes

   2000 INR

Students (India)

  1500 INR


 3000 INR

Students (International)

100 USD

International Participants including NRIs

150 USD


Guidelines for Paper Submission:

  • The title page should contain paper title, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), JEL classification codes, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
  • The paper must accompany an abstract (strictly between 250 and300 words) and 5-6 keywords.
  • The main document should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides, and all pages should be numbered consecutively.
  • The text should appear in 12-point Times New Roman or Arial.
  • Papers must be submitted in PDF format.


Paper submission link:

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