GCAI, TERI team up on sustainability issues

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From left: Vidhi Madaan, Prateek Sharma, Kamal Sharma and Neera Sharma with Akhil Prasad (far right).

The General Counsels’ Association of India (GCAI) signed an MoU with the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) School of Advanced Studies, a New Delhi-based higher education institution specialising in sustainable development.

“TERI is recognised globally for its contribution to scientific and policy research in the realms of energy, environment, and sustainable development,” GCAI founder member Akhil Prasad said during the 25 July event.

“Both TERI and the GCAI look to develop collaboration and expertise through knowledge sharing, courses and seminars in the domains of environmental, social and governance (ESG), sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, climate science and policy, urban infrastructure and public policy,” Prasad added.

Neera Sharma, another founder member of the GCAI, emphasised the importance of partnership between institutions of excellence on sustainability and public policy, and the important role that general counsel are playing in implementing ESG initiatives.

Prateek Sharma, vice chancellor of TERI School of Advanced Studies, emphasised the importance of sustainability, social responsibility and public policy in nation-building and the role that the corporate sector is playing in achieving these objectives.

TERI offers not only world-class education but also an environment that enables its students to develop fresh perspectives on their subjects of study, including regular interactions with researchers, scientists and academicians.

TERI’s deputy registrar Kamal Sharma and Assistant Professor Vidhi Madaan were also present at the MoU signing.