5th Online International Conference GDGU ICON 2022
Sustainable Development: Road Map to an Equitable Planet,
20th & 21st June-2022

About The Conference

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Sustainable development in the global public discourse is often exemplified in terms of environmental, economic and social dimensions. To attain the goals of sustainable development an integrated approach is required consisting of ESG framework, corporate governance, and sustainable reporting. Concerns over climate change, clean air and water, renewable energy and land use continue to draw attention to sustainability, particularly sustainable urban planning. Sustainable development requires disruptive changes in the way our societies and businesses are organized. Hence, there is a need of circular economy in society which aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits as it is based on the principles of design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems. The effects can be seen on the global tourism and hospitality. The focus of the economies must be on the policies which should encourage entrepreneurial ecosystem for innovation in development of environmental management system.

A large number of developing coastal and island nations depend on tourism and fisheries for a significant part of their gross domestic product and public revenues. Thus, the concept of blue economy is coined and need for policies for sustainable development are purposed as the potential to grow the blue economy is limited by a series of challenges. The challenges can be overcome by educating the people about sustainable development. As higher education institutions (HEIs) have a fundamental role in transforming societies aimed at a more sustainable future. This can be done through creation and dissemination of knowledge, research, education and outreach, institutions of higher education lead the path towards sustainable development.

The focus of the 5th International Conference on “Sustainable Development: Roadmap to an Equitable Planet” is to identify multiple ways to capitalize and manage these changes experienced across the world. The conference intends to build on the importance of interdisciplinary research and knowledge sharing in academia and industry as the bedrock of sustainable development, by approaching it from an academic and industry perspective. The conference is unique in the sense that it covers a wide range of topics related to sustainable development and will bring a global conversation to India, which is critical in today's turbulent business environment. This conference will also help in understanding the green management tools and processes.

The conference aims to bring together leading researchers, academicians and industry practitioners to a common platform for exchange of ideas. It is envisioned that the conference participants will be able to substantially gain in terms of their understanding on various facets of sustainability formalized as the themes of the conference. The Conference is rooted in the belief that there is a need for deliberation on management's role in improving or harming our world. The conference will highlight the various problems that are presently being faced by disparate social and economic entities globally, and suggest solutions that ensure sustainable development for an Equitable Planet. This will assist in achieving the SDGs in accordance with the 2030 Agenda of the UN. It is also expected that it would serve as an interdisciplinary platform for stakeholders to present, discuss and deliberate on the recent trends as well as the possible solutions to counter the emerging threats to sustainability. The accepted research papers of the conference will be sent for the review to International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Social Responsibility Journal, International Journal of Management Practice and FIIB Business Review. Some papers will also be sent for review in special issues of Journal of Sustainability and Climate Change and GD Goenka Business Review. The conference proceedings will also be published in a book with ISBN Number.

Call for Research papers and Case Studies

Authors are invited to submit their original and unpublished manuscripts based on conceptual or empirical research on the different aspects of sustainable development. The broad themes for the conference are (but not limited to) the following:

  • Sustainable Development

  • ESG

  • Business Strategy and Sustainability

  • Corporate Governance and Sustainability Reporting

  • Sustainability Marketing

  • Innovation and Environmental Management System

  • Sustainable Development in the wake of Industry 4.0

  • Urban Planning and Development

  • Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality

  • Circular Economy

  • Sustainable Development in War Ravaged Economies

  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

  • Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Sustainable Public Policy Management

  • Implications of Pandemic on Achieving SDGs

  • Green Management Tools and Processes

  • Blue Economy

  • Sustainable Finance

Conference Brochure

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/tz1YduwF5YyoevXe7
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Important Time Line:

 Last Date for Abstract Submission 15th May 2022
 Communication of Abstract Acceptance 20th May 2022
 Last Date for Submission of Full Paper 10th June 2022
 Late Date for Registration 15th June 2022
 Conference Dates 20th-21st June 2022

Abstract Format:

Text Format: Microsoft Word Document

Title: Limited to 200 characters in length. Use initial caps in the title; don't use all caps
Author(s): Type all authors names with initial caps; Include affiliations for all authors using tags if necessary
Address: Contact/presenting author's names and e-mail addresses.
Keywords & Phrases: Maximum 5 keywords or phrases
Abstract Body: Limited to 300 Words with font size 12 in Times New Roman and 1.5 spacing
Mode of Presentation: Online
Equipment Needs: Availability of audio-visual equipment and internet facility

Submission link: https://forms.gle/tz1YduwF5YyoevXe7

The submission guidelines:

  • The full paper should have a separate cover page bearing only the title of the paper and author name(s), designation(s), official address (es) along with phone number(s) and e-mail address (es).
  • The full paper should not exceed 8000 words (all inclusive) using Times New Roman font, 12pt, single spacing and follow APA referencing throughout the
  • All the submitted papers will undergo plagiarism check. Maximum acceptable limit is 10 %. Papers not satisfying the criteria will be summarily
  • Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their paper(s) for presentation through email, after which the process of registration will
  • Registration will be confirmed only after the payment of registration fee and at least one author must present the paper at the
  • All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer-review process and authors of selected papers will be invited to present their work at ICON-2022, after submission of registration fees.
  • Co-authors are required to register by paying the registration fee separately to attend the conference and receive the e-certificate.
  • Papers may be presented online, however, in-absentia presentation is not allowed.
  • Participants are also requested to upload the scan copy of the payment receipt through the google form link:  https://forms.gle/tz1YduwF5YyoevXe7

Registration is compulsory for participation/paper presented at the conference. At least one author should register for the paper presentation. The registration fee is non-refundable.

Best Paper Awards

  • One best paper award for each track and one overall best paper award of the conference will be awarded.

  • All the best paper awardees will receive best paper e-certificates.

  • To compete for the best paper award, submission of full paper as well as the presentation of the same is mandatory.


The conference has collaborated with the following journals for publishing papers after a thorough review process:

  • International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (Scopus).
  • Social Responsibility Journal (ABDC & Scopus)
  • International Journal of Management Practice (Scopus)
  • FIIB Business Review (Scopus)
  • Sustainability and Climate Change
  • GD Goenka Business Review
  • The committee is in the process of tying up with a few other Scopus/ABDC/Web of Science indexed journals/UGC-CARE list.
  • Conference Proceedings will be published in a book with ISBN Number
  • Paper(s) for the Conference Proceedings should be in APA format
 Registration Fee  Nationals (Rs.)   Internations ($)
 Corporate  2500  50*
 Academicians/Scholars  2000
 (Without presentations)

* Registration fee is non-refundable and includes admission to all the online plenary sessions and online paper presentation tracks.

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/tz1YduwF5YyoevXe7
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Visionaries of the Conference

Chief Conference


  • Mr. Nipun Goenka
  • Managing Director, GD Goenka Group

Conference Patron

  • Prof. (Dr.) Tabrez Ahmed
  • Vice Chancellor, GD Goenka University



  • Prof. (Dr.) Alok Pandey
  • Dean, School of Management, GD Goenka University

Advisory Board

  • Prof. (Dr.) SG Deshmukh, IIT, Delhi, India
  • Prof. (Dr.) Amit Kumar Singh, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, India
  • Prof. (Dr.) Benjamin Lowe, Kent University
  • Prof. (Dr.) Jane Menezes, Deakin University
  • Prof. (Dr.) Madhu Vij, Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi, India
  • Prof. (Dr.) Salma Ahmed, AMU, India
  • Prof. (Dr.) Anuja Pandey, AIMA, India
  • Prof. (Dr.) Madhavi Venkateshan, North Eastern University, US
  • Prof. (Dr.) Yong Wang, Editor, International Journal of Management Practices
  • Prof. (Dr.) Walter Leal, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany and Editor, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Dr. Sathyaprakash Balaji Makam, University of Nottingham
  • Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir Rana, Gulf Medical University, UAE and Editor, FIIB Business Review
  • Prof. (Dr.) David Crowther, Editor, Social Responsibility Journal
  • Prof. (Dr.) Rahul Pratap Singh Kaurav, Fortune Institute of International Business
  • Prof. (Dr.) Anil Kumar, London Metropolitan University, UK
  • Prof. (Dr.) Jyoti Rana, Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, Haryana, India
  • Dr. Ashutosh Mohan, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India and Managing Editor, BHU Management Review
  • Prof. (Dr.) Satish Kumar, MNIT, Jaipur, India
  • Prof. (Dr.) K.K. Pandey, O.P. Jindal University
  • Prof. (Dr.) Nitin Gupta, Lovely Professional University
  • Mr. Jishnu Bhattacharyya, University of Nottingham
  • Dr. Ritika Mahajan, MNIT Jaipur, India
  • Dr. Montu Bose, TERI, India
  • Mr. Ashish Sharma, Capital Power Systems, Ltd.
  • Mr. Haricharan Mylaraiah, Saxon Global Inc.
  • Prof. (Dr.) Tabrez Ahmed, GDGU, India
  • Prof. (Dr.) Azim Khan Pathan, GDGU, India
  • Prof. (Dr.) Rohit Dutt, GDGU, India
  • Prof. (Dr.) Anjali Midha Sharan, GDGU, India
  • Prof. (Dr.) Tanuja Kaushik, GDGU, India

Conference Co-


  • Dr. Syed Jamal Mahmood, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Syed Hameedur Rahman Zaini, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Mohd Azmi Khan, Assistant Professor



  • Prof. (Dr.) Suneel Arora, Assistant Dean, SoM
  • Prof. (Dr.) Vandana Mehrotra, Professor
  • Dr. Ramandeep Kaur, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Deepti Wadera, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Nusrat Khan, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Parul Sinha, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Sudipta Sen Gupta, Associate Professor
  • Mr. Girish Ahuja Assistant Professor
  • Ms. Sunrita Chaudhari, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Anureet Kaur, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Neetu Ahmed, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Preeti Malhotra, Assistant Professor
  • Mr. Abhishek Jha, Assistant Professor

Contact Person:

Dr. Karina Bhatia Kakkar, Assistant Professor kareena.kakkar@gdgoenka.ac.in

Dr. Mohd Azmi Khan, Assistant Professor azmi.khan@gdgu.org, # 9997564210

Prof (Dr.) Kishore Morya, Professor kishore.morya@gdgoenka.ac.in

Conference ID: conferencesom@gdgu.org

Important Timeline

  • Last date for Abstract Submission
    30th April 2022
  • Last date for submission of full paper
    25th May 2022
  • Last date for Registration fee
    30th May 2022
  • Submit your paper on
    https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icon2022 or conferencesom@gdgu.org
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