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. She has 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). Her book, 'Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Cases and Development
after the Legal Mandate' with co-editor, Dr. Rene Schmidpeter is the first ever book 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. She spearheads the India CSR Leadership Interview
Series by India CSR, where she has brought together distinguished CSR and Sustainability leaders. 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. In 2019, she was adjudged as one of the 25 most impactful CSR leaders in India. Her company, Sustainable Advancements
broadly aims to promote the 5Ps of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Global Goals, viz. people, planet, profit,
peace and partnerships (as laid down by the United Nations).
Rene Schmidpeter holds the Dr. Juergen Meyer
Endowed Chair of International Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at Cologne Business School (CBS), Germany.
He is director of the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) as well as General Secretary of the World Institute
for Sustainability and Ethics in Rising Economies (WISE). He is a series editor for Springer's CSR, Sustainability, Ethics
and Governance books, a section editor of the Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility (ECSR) and an editor of the
Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility (DCSR) as well as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of CSR (Springer).
His research and teaching activities focus on the management of Corporate Social Responsibility, international perspectives
on CSR, social innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship as well as the relationship between business and society. He is
also founder of the www.M3TRIX.de sustainability consultancy.