5th Edition of the GIST & GIST Advisory Joint Annual Training Course

10 - 15 July 2017 | Mumbai

Nachiketa Das, Head of Research, GIST Advisory, introducing the group to the key products of GIST Advisory.

For a week, GIST Advisory Headquarters in Mumbai turned into an authentic “Human Capital” factory! GIST & GIST Advisory Annual Training Course aims at building up the skills and knowledge of employees and participants from around the world in the field of sustainable development through holistic valuation and cost accounting approaches. This year’s programme benefited from the participation of Ms. Frineia Rezende, Sustainability Head, Legado Das Aguas, and Mrs. Renata Soares, CEO, Instituto Akatu, two Brazilian NGOs respectively dedicated to the conservation of the natural reserve Legado Das Aguas, near São Paolo, and to enhancing sustainable consumption in Brazil. Both Ms. Rezende and Mrs. Soares added valuable insights into the stakes and challenges faced by Brazil with regard to sustainable development.


Learning sessions and workshops were led by Mr. Pavan Sukhdev, CEO, GIST Advisory, Founding Trustee, GIST, and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Mr. Nachiketa Das, Head of Research, GIST Advisory, and Mr. Anupam Ravi, Manager - Natural Capital Services, GIST Advisory. Mrs. Kate Raworth, renegade economist, Senior Visiting Research Associate, Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, and author of the internationally acclaimed Doughnut Economics theory, was this year’s Guest Lecturer.


After introducing the group to GIST & GIST Advisory policy and work, the principles of the Green Economy, Inclusive Wealth, and The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), the sessions focused on and dug into essential components of true cost accounting, such as Integrated Profit and Loss (IP&L), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Scan, and the valuation of Natural Capital Externalities (NCX), Social Capital Externalities (SCX), and Human Capital Externalities (HCX). Read more...

Media Master Class on Climate Change and Sustainability

21 - 22 March 2016 | New Delhi

Mr. Damandeep Singh, Director-CDP, engaging in a discussion 

Green Indian States Trust recently concluded a Media Master Class (MMC) aimed at encouraging and educating environmental reporters and journalists in India to effectively report on issues related to climate change and sustainability. The conference was organized on the 21st and 22nd of March 2016 in New Delhi, India and saw a number of eminent journalists from media houses such as the Associated Press, Forbes and Business Standard gather under the same umbrella.


The sessions were structured around presentations by engaging thought leaders in the field, such as Andrew Mitchell, Founder–Director of the Global Canopy Programme, Darryl D’Monte, Chairman Emeritus of the Forum of Environmental Journalists in India, Haripriya Gundimeda, Professor of Humanities & Social Sciences at IIT Bombay and Abhishek Jani, CEO of Fairtrade India. Read more...

GIST at the Delhi Ecofestival

As part of its outreach activities and for the occasion of World Environmental Day, the GIST participated in the Delhi Ecofestival 2011 on the 4th of June. This event, organised by Kriti Team in association with Veolia Water (India), took place at Alliance Française and aimed at raising awareness among children on the importance of preserving the environment from various perspectives. Read more ...

4 June 2011 | New Delhi

Beyond GDP : A Discussion Starter

1 October 2008 | New Delhi

The Forum, dedicated to stressing the importance of inclusive and green accounting to measure growth, took place on 1 October 2008. It was organised by the Trust and sponsored by the NGO Ritinjali which copes with poverty alleviation and community development through education. This event brought together government leaders, policy makers, journalists, business leaders, environmentalists, academics and concerned citizens, with a view to inaugurate the dialogue on the necessity to replace conventional GDP with metrics that account for not only financial and physical, but also natural, social and human capital. Read more...