On November 26, 2022, Ms Shobha Sylvia Veigas delivered a guest lecture on the topics of "Sustainability: A key goal for Business ethics" and "Gender equalities." Ms Shobha is the State Lead - Awareness Generation and Capacity Building, UNDP-SDGCC Karnataka and providing technical support to the Planning Department, Government of Karnataka.
The lecture aimed to provide insights into the importance of these topics in the context of business ethics and corporate social responsibility. During the first part of the lecture, Shobha highlighted the critical role of sustainability in today's business world. She discussed the impact of businesses on the environment and the need for companies to adopt sustainable practices to ensure long-term success. Shobha emphasized the importance of balancing economic growth with environmental responsibility and explained how sustainability can create a competitive advantage for companies.
In the second part of the lecture, Shobha discussed gender equality in the workplace. She explained the challenges that women face in the workplace, including discrimination and unequal pay, and highlighted the benefits of creating a more gender-equal workplace. Shobha emphasized the importance of creating a culture of inclusivity and diversity within organizations and provided examples of companies that have successfully implemented gender-equal policies.
Overall, the lecture provided valuable insights into the importance of sustainability and gender equality in the context of business ethics. Shobha's presentation was well-researched and engaging, and it sparked thought-provoking discussions among the students. The lecture highlighted the need for businesses to adopt ethical and sustainable practices to ensure long-term success, and to create a more inclusive and equitable workplace for all. Fr OlvinVeigas, SJ moderated the discussions.