International Conference on Business, Economics and Sustainable Development (ICBESD 2018)


In view of the changing scenario of risks, environmental and otherwise, it has become imperative for a paradigm shift in business and economics. We need a development that will have zero impact on environment and should not be at the cost of posterity: sustainable development. In fact, business is being increasingly viewed by all the stakeholder groups involved as a powerful force in promoting the cause of sustainable development. The future lies with firmsthat internalize stakeholder inclusivity, resource efficiency, and environmental conservation as key elements in their core business strategy and process. However, it is easier said than done.

A plethora of research works are already in place to take up the challenges. Sustainable business or business sustainability is no more that unknown in our economic vocabulary. The efforts have received a new fillip with the declaration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)- the 2030 Agenda by the UN.

In this backdrop, the Department of Business and Sustainability, TERI SAS, the pioneer institution of international importance in sustainability research, has resolved to provide a platform to the likeminded researchers by hosting its annual international conference: ICBESD2018.

The conference aims to bring together stakeholders including academia, industry, government, to discuss the need, challenges, and roadmap to approach long-term viability of business without compromising on profitability, competitiveness, and sustainable development.

"The Programme Schedule - ICBESD 2018"

Call for Papers

Research papers (conceptual or empirical) and case-studies are invited on the broad theme of Business, Economics and Sustainable Development. Research papers are invited in the following broad areas (however, not necessarily restricted to these only):

"Thank You for your Overwhelming Response"


  • Accounting for Sustainable Development
  • Banking and Finance for Sustainability
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics for Sustainable Development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Business
  • Sustainable Accounting Standards
  • Creating Shared Value
  • Economics of Sustainable Development
  • Global Development Goals 2030 and India’s Preparedness
  • Infrastructure and Sustainable Development
  • Management Education for Sustainable Development
  • Marketing and Sustainability
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Marketing
  • Sustainable Business Strategies
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Sustainable Human Resource Development
  • Sustainability Reporting


Registration fee includes conference kit, tea/coffee, lunch on two days of the conference, and conference dinner on February 22. Limited accommodation is available on first-come-first-served basis for out-station delegates with prior request

Participants Early Bird: on/before January 15, 2018 After January 15, 2018
 Indian Research Scholars and Students INR 1000 INR 1500
 Teaching Professionals INR 2000 INR 2500
 Sponsored Delegates and Industry  Representatives INR 5000 INR 6000
 Foreign/International Students USD 50 USD 75
 Participants from SAARC countries USD 75 USD 100
 Foreign Nationals (excluding SAARC countries) USD 100 USD 125


Important Dates

Last Date for Submission of Abstract
26thDecember, 2017
Confirmation of acceptance of Abstract
07th January, 2018
Last Date for Submission of Full Paper
31st January, 2018

Early Bird Registration Begins*
1st December 2017
Early Bird Registration Ends*
15th January 2018
Registration Ends
12th February, 2018


Abstract Submission

Please submit an abstract of your paper/ case study in maximum 500 words(excluding references) clearly explaining the objectives, methodology used and findings to the following address with at least three key words:

Title of the paper and authors’ full names with affiliation should also be clearly mentioned.

Main references should not exceed 5. For referencing style, please refer the following section.

Alternative email id and contact details of authors may also be provided.

Every abstract accepted shall be allowed to be presented at the main conference provided the author concerned or at least one of the co-authors, as the case may be, gets registered.

Last date for submission of abstract is 26th December, 2017.

Confirmation mail of acceptance will be sent by 07th January, 2018.

Full Paper Submission

Authors who are interested in having their papers published in the conference volume need to send their full papers following strictly the Formatting Instructions.

There should be a declaration clearly stating that the paper has not been published/ sent for publication/ accepted for publication anywhere.

The paper should be in English, not exceeding 8000 words, with an abstract of 250 words, and 5 keywords.

Cover page should include title, authors’ names, affiliating institutions, and contact details (email as well as postal address).

Plagiarism of any kind will lead to the rejection of paper.

Copyrighted materials, including those taken from any website, should be clearly identified, and the copyright holder’s explicit permission to reproduce it must be submitted separately.

No changes will be allowed in the paper title, abstract and authorship after submission.


Use 12 point Times New Roman (TNR) font and 1.5 spacingin MS Word format. References may be single spaced.

For figures, graphs, tables, appendices, and references, follow either the American Psychological Association (APA) or HARVARD guidelines.




Selected authors will be invited to elaborate on their research topic and submit the results for potential publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal "INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT", Inderscience.

Participants will also have an opportunity for their work to be published in an edited volume by a renowned publishing house.

“We are happy to inform you that we have collaborated with the International Journal of Management Practice (Scopus Indexed) by Inderscience Publishers for a Special Issue on “Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development: The Paradigm Shifts in Business and Economics.” The issue will carry revised and extended versions of selected papers presented at ICBESD-2018. The call for papers can be accessed here.


Plenary sessions by renowned academicians researchers and industry leaders.

Feedback on research work by renowned sustainability researchers.

There are 2 Best Research Paper Awards out of all submissions and 1 additional Award for doctoral students.

Opportunity for publication in an edited book by a leading publishing house without any publication fee.


Chief Patron
Leena Srivastava
Vice Chancellor
Shri Prakash
Conference Chairs
Manipadma Datta
Rajiv Seth
Pro Vice Chancellor
Sapna A Narula
Associate Professor
Ritika Mahajan
Assistant Professor
Conference Secretaries
Montu Bose
Assistant Professor
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Vivek Tyagi
Research Scholar


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