Registration Open for IICA Certificate Programmes:ICP in Corporate Social Responsibility, ICP in Entrepreneurial Innovation, ICP in Corporate Law, ICP in Competition Law, Short Term Programme in CSR ,Certificate Programme in Corporate Governance


Mr. A.B. Chakraborty (Chief Sustainability Officer)and Head - CESD

Ashok Baran Chakraborty (DIN 07134073) is currently the ‘Chief Sustainability Officer’ & Head “Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CESD)” Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs(IICA). After joining IICA on Nov 1st, 2013, he has developed the IICA-CESD roadmap, designed & held 16 MDP’s, undertaken 3 research studies, advised corporate and introduced CSS-RR program. He is also overseeing Centre of Business innovation in IICA.

Before joining IICA Mr Ashok Baran Chakraborty was the Executive Director ONGC & held key positions of Chief- Carbon Management & Sustainability, Chief CSR, Chief HSE (Corporate). He steered ONGC’s policy making, strategy formulation, and program / project development in the area of Sustainable development including Climate Change. He had overseen high impact CSR projects of ONGC in the focus areas of healthcare, community development, Bio-diversity etc. He has developed policies, procedures, guidelines, standards & presented papers globally. His core specialization includes Sustainability, CSR and Health, Safety & Environment management. He has formed ‘Carbon Management & Sustainability Group’; Corporate CSR group in ONGC & record 12 UNFCCC registered CDM projects.

Ashok B Chakraborty, is BE (Mech) NIT Surathkal, M.Tech (IIT Delhi), MAM (Jamnalal Bajaj Inst Of Mgt Studies, Mumbai Univ), MSc (Environmental Science) Kakatiya Univ Warangal & holds PG Diplomas in Environmental Mgt & Environmental economics from Central Univ, Hyderabad. Mr. Chakraborty has done 15 months advance Management Programme at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad with modules in US universities- Arizona & Rice, Houston. A Chevening fellow 2009, University of Cambridge, UK, Mr Chakraborty has been conferred a number of prestigious awards in the area of Climate Change, Sustainable development and CSR. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the Society for petroleum Engineers during 2010 & delivered lectures in Malaysia, Australia & Russia. He is a fellow of the ‘Institute of Engineers’, Chartered engineer, Member- Association of British Scholars & Member SPE. He is member of the expert group to design PG Diploma in CSR, IGNOU. Mob: 9868282058, Email:

Dr. Rashmi Patnaik – Programme Executive (Sustainability)

Dr.Rasmi Patnaik is a Consultant (Programme Executive -Sustainability) at Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA-CESD). At IICA, she has been involved in planning, designing, developing, analyzing and executing work plans and strategies, conducting management development programmes at national & international levels for the corporates in the areas of CSR, Sustainability and Sustainable Development and as an internal faculty, delivering lectures in the training and capacity building programmes organized by IICA-CESD.

Before joining IICA, she worked with Department of Communication and Research (DECORE) at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) in “MoEF-UNEP-GEF” Capacity Building project on Biosafety where she was actively involved in project management - planning, designing, executing and co-ordination; analyzed work plans and strategies; devised content, themes and agenda for capacity building workshops and project related ventures. She organized National and Regional media workshops on “Communicating Science and Biosafety” for media professionals in various regions of the country and also special workshops for IIS Group-A and Group-B officers. She was associated with various Community Radio stations to develop programmes and quiz shows on biosafety.

Dr.Rasmi holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. She has worked in close contact with industry, government personnel, local & regional organizations, regulatory bodies and research institutions to bring out a firm policy and strategic programme for sustainable industrialization in Puducherry region. She has developed a conceptual Eco-industrial Park(EIP) model based on 6Rs technologies for a selected group of potential industries. She was part of many short-term projects on environmental protection, conservation and management and served at different levels as science technology communicator, environmental sustainability & sustainable development faculty-trainer and an action researcher.

She has presented in various national & international seminars, workshops, conferences and contributed to numerous book chapters, journal articles, project reports, training manuals and newsitems. She has organized several orientation programmes and delivered talks on green business, integrated waste management, sustainability tools & strategies, safety & environmental management and sustainable development concepts. Her core specialization includes Industrial Ecology and Sustainability related themes, especially Waste Management, Industrial Symbiosis, Eco-industrial Park, Clean/Green technologies, Safety and Environmental management.