Faculty - TERI University


Sapna Narula
HoD and Associate Professor,
Department of Business and Sustainability

Dr. Sapna A. Narula is working as Associate Professor and Head in the Department of Business Sustainability at TERI School of Advanced Studies and is currently teaching courses on sustainable business strategy, Sustainability Reporting, CSR and Strategic planning. She holds around 18 years of experience in teaching and research in the area of Business Strategy, Sustainability, CSR, Marketing and has been taking guest lectures at premier Universities and Institutes in India. Her current research interests include exploring sustainability and CSR issues in Indian corporate landscape with a focus particularly on oil and gas, hotel, textile, mining and agribusiness. She is a qualified trainer for Business and Ecosystem training from World Business Council for Development (WBCSD)and has also obtained faculty development training from IIM Bangalore in the field of business strategy, product development. She also conducts a regular MDP programme on Sustainability Reporting and Business Sustainability which has been well received by industry.

Presently, she is also working on CSR project funded by Coal India Ltd. on Eco restoration and livelihood generation activities in Jharia Coal Mines. Prior to that, she has worked on a number of research projects including Sustainability Practices of Luxury Hotels in India ( Deakin university, Australia) Decentralized off-grid electricity generation in developing countries: Business models for off-grid electricity supply (in collaboration with University of Dundee, funded by EPSRC, EU and DFID,UK; Revisiting the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture ( funded by the Government of India); Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies for Maharashtra State. (Funding Agency: Department of Environment, Maharashtra, India); Designing Climate Change Adaptation Responses for IFADs Project in Jharkhand (Funding Agency: International Fund for Agricultural Development).

Her research work in the area of use of ICTs (information and communication technologies) for sustainable development has won many accolades including Prosper.Net Scopus Young Scientist Award for Sustainable Development, 2011 delivered jointly by German Ministry, United Nations University & Elsevier and a Young Scientist Award (2009) from Uttarakhand Council for Science and Technology, Government of Uttarakhand. A gold medalist from Delhi University, she holds a Ph.D in the area of Sustainable Business Strategy from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and has also earned her postgraduate degrees in science and management both. Her work has been published in leading international journals including Journal of Cleaner Production, Social Responsibility Journal, International Journal of Healthcare management, International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management, Environment, Development and Sustainability, Strategic Change to name a few. Currently, she is a visiting academic at Deakin Business School, Melbourne, Australia for a short teaching and research assignment.




Educational Qualifications
  •  Ph D in in Commerce & Business Studies ( Topic: Strategic Management in Pesticide Industry: Case studies of selected Companies, Jamia Millia Islamia, 2008

  •  MBA in Marketing Management, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2001

  •  M Sc, University of Delhi, 1996

  •  B Sc, Miranda House, University of Delhi, 1994

Honors and Awards
  • Prosper.Net Scopus Young Scientist Award (ICTs and Sustainable Development) organized by United Nations University, German Federal Ministry of Education and Elsevier Publications ( 2011) ( Runner-up)

    Young Scientist Award, Uttarakhand Council of Science & Technology, Govt. of Uttarakhand (2009) (under the discipline Science and Society including science popularization for Work on Empowering Farmers through ICT enabled Supply Chains in Uttarakhand)

    Best Lecture Award, AICTE sponsored Faculty Development Programme on Advances in Marketing, Jaipuria Institute of Management (2009).

    Best Group Discussion Award, AICTE sponsored Faculty Development Programme on Advances in Marketing, Jaipuria Institute of Management (2009).

    University Topper in Master's Degree M.Sc. (Gold Medalist) (1996).

    Best Student Award in Miranda House, University of Delhi (1994).

    Second Topper in College at Bachelor's degree level (1994).

    NET (National Eligibility Test) in Agricultural Chemicals conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi

Selected Publications
 Revolutionising Food Supply Chains of Asia through ICTs
Sapna A. Narula
Sustainability Challenges in Agro-Food Sector,

 Strengthening Food Supply Chains in Asia: Challenges and strategies
Sapna A. Narula & Kalpana Vishnoi
Sustainability Challenges in Agro-Food Sector ( Ed. bRajeev Bhat ),

 CSR and sustainability Practices of Hotel Industry
Anupriya Desore, Sapna A. Narula, Ambika Zutshi
Corporate Social Performance: Paradoxes, Pitfalls and Pathways for a Better world,

 Framimg Green Consumer Behaviour Research : opportunities and Challenges
Sapna A. Narula ,Anupriya Desore
Social Responsibility Journal, Vol. 12 (1) , 1-22,

 Green Practices in Business
Sapna A. Narula
IMI Konnect, 5 (3), 7-9,


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