Net Zero to Net Hero – Can We Gross It? Parts 1 and 2Deepti Ganapathy, Jacqueline Gomes, Garima Dua
‘Net Zero to Net Hero….’ is a two-part case that highlights the pressing need for businesses to move towards sustainable practices. This is particularly relevant in today’s climate crisis environment, where governments and businesses need to work together at COP summits to lay out policy roadmaps. Paving the way for sustainability in a firm, is a multipronged approach with interlinkages to local as well as global policy directives and understanding this, through the context of what CII does, gives the bigger picture for any small, medium or large firm to strategically plan and communicate their approach to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as to be seen as clearly “walking the talk” when it comes to showcasing themselves as being oriented towards truly caring for the planet.
The case puts students in a position to understand the demands that the COP26 summit posed, as a challenge to businesses, in the context of changing climate and the crisis that came with it. It helps future business leaders understand how COP summits are used by countries to negotiate their commitments toward mitigating climate crisis and how this impacts businesses. It equips students to assess the importance of global coordination, communication, and collaboration among organizations in ensuring a sustainable future. Students understand the role of policymakers, CEOs, and other industry leaders in ensuring whether COP26 commitments are clearly communicated to respective stakeholders so they can take action on the ground.Read more