Our training and network of partners help you solve your most pressing sustainability challenges

iSambhav offers training across key issues such as water, waste and energy sustainability, CSR effectiveness, and mainstreaming of people with disabilities. Services include industry-agnostic pre-packaged modules; and customized consulting for the tourism and allied services industry, where we have several decades of hands-on experience.

We ensure sustainable impact through a practical, contextually appropriate approach that includes no cost and low cost solutions. Once insights and potential solutions are uncovered, iSambhav may also be able to introduce you to technical implementation partners that can help you bring your ideas to life. Need to erect a green building? Want to improve water management or make an existing facility barrier free? We can direct you to the right expert.

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Our modules

ECO DESIGN PROGRAMME (EDP)

Eco design is the art of integrating environment sustainability into business processes. EDP looks at eco threats from the perspective of the participants, and helps them understand the broad contours of present-day eco challenges. EDP also facilitates innovative, enterprise-specific  solutioning through group exercises.

Focus areas

· Environmental context
· Global trends
· India-specific trends
· Existing business process
· Design for efficiency
· Design for disassembly

WATER MANAGEMENT

We all know water is crucial to life on earth, but we mistakenly treat it as an inexhaustible, low-cost commodity. iSambhav’s module helps learners connect the dots to develop a realistic picture of water management today and in the future.

Focus areas

· Understanding the monsoon
· Sources of water
· Water contamination and the laws of thermodynamics
· Supply side vs demand side management
· Water energy nexus
· The new vocabulary of water
· Limits to growth
· Case studies
· Further reading

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Most of us know the parable of the person who set out on his horse on a long journey, and perished before he could return home because he failed to account for the energy his animal would need on the way back. The energy module explains that we stand at the edge of a similar precipice today, and illuminates the road back to safety.

Focus areas

· India’s energy context
· Renewable energy scenario
· Understanding climate change and carbon intensity
· COP (Conference of Parties) meetings and the Kyoto protocol
· Water intensity of energy
· Steps towards energy modesty
· Case studies

UNDERSTANDING CSR (COMPANIES BILL, 2013)

Growing income gaps have created tremendous gaps between the haves and have nots. Businesses derive their sustenance from society and are increasingly expected to contribute to societal goals. The module unpacks the present socio-economic reality and points out best practices that benefit both industry and society.

Focus areas

· How to simplify CSR by mainstreaming in business
· Sector-wise areas that industry can prioritize
· Moving from CSR to ISR (individual social responsibility)
· Case studies
· Further reading

HOW TO EMPLOY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (PWD)

The company bill of 2013 is not prescriptive in terms of what CSR practices to implement. Employing people with disabilities helps organisations to really learn the meaning of empathy. Once this is achieved, the business case emerges as a corollary to this understanding. The module employs case studies covering multiple industries to demystify the challenges and opportunities of employing PWD.

Focus areas

· India-specific context
· UN protocol on disabilities
· Key challenges
· The opportunities for HR/ training departments
· Developing an inclusive organisation
· A business case for employing PWD
· Generating goodwill by mainstreaming disability
· Case studies
· Leading NGOs working in this area
· Further reading

GREENING OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN (GSC)

We live in an interconnected world. As big business engages with sustainability, it is crucial that it looks beyond organizational boundaries to the sustainability of its supply chain. GSC gives companies direction on how to train and sensitize suppliers on key issues, and mitigates the risk of supply chain disruption.

Focus areas

· The significance of GSC
· Environmental context
· Global trends
· India-specific trends
· How to engage with suppliers
· Supplier site visits
· How to build GSC capacity in your organization

UNIVERSAL DESIGN (UD) AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT)

Inclusive employment cannot be created without making infrastructure and technology barrier free. This module builds on the foundation of the PWD module to explain the steps enterprises need to take to to implement UD and AT.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (SD) FOR SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Despite wide media coverage, awareness of SD and use of sustainable development tools is extremely poor across major industries. The SD module educates senior decision makers on key issues and helps them develop a strategy to build a sustainability culture within their organisations. Senior management will be trained in issues of policy, structure and capacity building to drive sustainability preparedness in advance of potentially disruptive regulatory headwinds.

Focus areas

· Global context
· India-specific context
· Business imperative in a rapidly changing landscape
· Understanding and internalizing the new SD vocabulary
· Crafting an effective vision and mission statement
· Developing an actionable structure to drive change
· Creating an internal road map for progress

GREEN BUILDINGS PRIMER

Green buildings reduce consumption of key resources such as energy by design intent. In a resource constrained world, green buildings are not only environmentally sound but also make excellent business sense.

Focus areas

· Why green buildings
· Advantages of green buildings
· The challenge of builder vs owner
· Green positioning
· Green goodwill