Dr. Shreekant Gupta addressed students on how economics can help Climate Change’
New Delhi, October 5, 2020:Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), New Delhi, a leading institute in Economics, Management and Finance in India, hosted the second public lecture of academic session 2020-21 under its noteworthy Distinguished Public Lecture Series. The lecture was delivered by the distinguished economist from Delhi School of Economics, Dr. Shreekant Gupta on the topic ‘The Challenge of Climate Change: Can Economics Help?’.
Dr. Shreekant Gupta is Professor at Delhi School of Economics and has been a Fellow at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy where he established and headed the Environmental Policy Cell. He has also worked as an Environmental Economist at the World Bank has served the Government of India as a cadre of Indian Economic Services.
The public lecture, delivered virtually owing to the pandemic, witnessed over 50 students participating students who actively interacted with the speaker. The enlightening lecture was followed by an intense question-answer session.
With over 20plus years of experience in the field, Dr. Gupta is a renowned name in environmental economics. During his session, he offered an insight into the aspects concerning Environmental Economics and how from theory to practice is the emphatic path which should encourage the students. He emphasized on the fact that in current uncertain times, the purview towards Environmental Economics is the path towards the future.
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At the Indian School of Business & Finance, owing to an application-oriented, enquiry-based curriculum, guest speakers and public lectures have always been an integral part of the learning journey. In the past, the institution has had the good fortune of hosting renowned speakers from a diverse set of backgrounds and sectors. Under the title of Distinguished Public Lecture Series, ISBF has had outstanding personalities from the fields of economics, management and finance, before Dr. Ashok Lahiri, including DrMontek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission; DrPronab Sen, Former (and first) Chief Statistician of India; Dr Abhijit Sen, Former Member of the Planning Commission; Nikhil Arora, Vice President and Managing Director, GoDaddy India; DrAjitMisra, Director, Institute of Economic Growth amongst others.
ISBF was founded in 2006 with the vision of delivering world‐class education in India. Through its partnerships with global giants like University of London, The London School of Economics and Political Science and Kingston University, ISBF ensures that students receive a rigorous, application-oriented and global education, which is relevant to local needs.
Many of them transfer to foreign universities in their second year of undergraduate study, go on to prestigious institutions for higher study, or secure placements in India or overseas with leading multinational corporations.
ISBF students are taught by an expert and highly qualified group of faculty members and also see deep engagement from partnering universities, who train ISBF’s teachers as well as conduct classes for students. On the LSE led programmes, ISBF students study the same curriculum and are held to the same standards as LSE students, with the programmes culminating into a University of London degree at a fraction of the cost.
Today, ISBF is one of LSE’s top five Teaching Institutions in the world, and also enjoys University of London’s Affiliate Centre status, the highest recognition accorded to teaching institutions by the university.
In the Academic Year 2020-2021, ISBF has initiated the Business Management (Honors) undergraduate programme in partnership with Kingston University. Students of this programme are full-fledged Kingston University students who necessarily transfer to KU in third year and graduate in London. They receive all the same benefits as international students studying at Kingston University including hostel accommodation, 2-year work VISA and other career related benefits. The programme also offers an optional year-long internship anywhere in the world. Students complete this programme at less than half the cost at ISBF.