Prof Divya SinghalCSSA Chairperson and Faculty Member Goa Institute of Management, India
"I am happy that once again CSSA got an opportunity to design projects that interest Deakin students. We had a fantastic introduction meeting with the team and the staff involved in the project. Their passion for contributing to sustainable development goals was very evident in our interactions. I hope that they will have a meaningful engagement".
Keerthana P GirijanResearch Associate - CSSA Goa Institute of Management, India
"It was great to interact with the dynamic team from Deakin during our introductory meeting. Through this internship, we would be able to help organisations in optimizing their sustainability reporting practices and highlight some of the best practices executed by them. I am looking forward to having conversations around Sustainabiity reporting with the Deakin students and hoping that they will have a wonderful learning experience with CSSA.".
Dr. Nayan MitraNational President, WICCI Sustainable Businesses Council
It was indeed a great pleasure to host the students of Deakin University at the Women's Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry West Bengal Sustainable Businesses Council. They brought in fresh perspectives to the women entrepreneurs and fostered cross-cultural mutual learning experience.
Dr. Nisha PandeyProfessor & Chairperson Yunus Social Business Centre, VES Business School, Mumbai, India
It was a tremendous experience supervising the students working on real problems faced by the NGOs. The students interned with an NGO for two to three weeks , and were required to submit a report on their learning and findings. These projects are reviewed by the faculty members and NGO supervisors. All these experiences have helped students to sharpen their managerial skills, social connects, social intelligence, behavioral excellence as well as build problem-solving aptitude.
Dr. Shallini TanejaAssociate Professor & Prof-in-charge, Center for Sustainable Development, FORE School of Management, New Delhi.
Thank you Dr. Seema for giving our students an opportunity to contribute in your Foundation’s social work. It was indeed a great learning for them, what they have learned in their classrooms and later helped the development sector foundation to devise their social media strategy.
Estherina DanielDeakin Business School
I learnt a lot about the UN SDG's and the geo-political environment in India and more broadly through South Asia. It was also really interesting to consider the role of new media in solving real world challenges.
Dr. Sreerupa Sengupta and Dr. Divya SinghalProject Guide, CSSA-GIM,India
We thank Huy and Kelly for doing an internship with the Centre For Social Sensitivity and Action, GIM. For the last three years, students from GIM had been participating in the AIM2Flourish initiative and had been publishing stories on the social impact created by Indian organisations (public and private). We are happy that Huy and Kelly, through their wonderful visualisation, have helped CSSA to share those stories on a single platform. They provided a good start and we are hopeful more students in future will take the work done by them to the next level. CSSA express sincere thanks to - Dr. Ameeta Jain of Deakin Business School and the academic team at Work Integrated Learning (WIL
Prof Sreerupa SenguptaFaculty and CSSA Member Goa Institute of Management, India
"Sustainability Reporting has multiple benefits for all organisations. There are several frameworks which organisations can follow for reporting on sustainability and SDGs. The existence of multiple frameworks also causes confusion. In this light, developing a document on good practices on sustainability reporting (from India and Australia) will help organisations in both the countries. We are happy to collaborate with students from Deakin University on a project on sustainability reporting in India and Australia. The purpose of the project is to understand the status of sustainability reporting in India and Australia; the frameworks of reporting which are most commonly used and document good practices from both the countries".
Sophie ArnoldExecutive Manager - United Nations Association of Australia (Victorian Division)
UNAA Victoria is thrilled to be part of this innovative program which allows us to work closely with students from Indian universities about two of the UN's biggest priorities - biodiversity restoration and the creation of circular economies. Requiring each student to research the topics from the perspective of the country they are representing allowed them to develop new understandings of the ways in which UN Member States need to work cooperatively while representing their own nation's interests. Across both topics, students represented India and Australia and two other countries chosen for their relevance to the topic. Students presented their country's position on the topic orally and subsequently took part in a moderated debate based on the UN General Assembly. Taking on these roles allowed greater cross-cultural understanding and links between India and Australia.
Gauri Joshi, PhDAssistant Professor Faculty-in-charge - Internationalization
It was very interesting and a great initiative towards the Collaborative online International Learning (COIL ) which is one of SIU's objective. As a faculty, it was interesting to observe the student's interpretation of the assignment . The challenge of course was the timing and to accommodate this task in our regular teaching . We would like to have such a kind of engagement going forward too with greater number of students and we would also like if our students could work with some Australian start-ups or Social enterprises.
Dr. Amita V. JosephBusiness & Community Foundation (BCF)
The Business and Community Foundation (BCF) a non profit Society based in Delhi collaborated with Deakin University and students on a online Internship to update BCFs CSR Primer. The students and faculty involved provided many case studies to the Primer which is useful to us. Given the short duration of the project the students did the best they could to add value to our work. BCF thanks the students and Deakin University and wishes the best for the students.
Dr. Seema SahaiFounder, Bright Orange Foundation, Gurugram
I am thankful to Dr. Shallini who helped our Foundation to formulate our Social Media communication structure. Students have really worked hard and cooperatively. We look forward to such internships which can help us to explore new horizons to serve the society. Thank you Prof. Ameeta for your support too.
Mr Sanjiv TareNusocia
NuSocia is happy to have partnered with SCMHRD and Deakin as we felt that there is a great potential in such WIL initiatives for all the three components - the Universities, the students and the Company. The project outcome prepared by the students gave actionable inputs for a) approaching the new markets of SAARC region b) rethink the SM strategy