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Sustainability education is one of the important areas of interest to Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation. Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation have developed education programs that are conducted in partnership with academic institutions as a regular course.

Certificate Programme on Sustainability

Date: August 2021 to June 2022

Associated Organisation: NITIE, Environmental Management Centre Pvt Ltd

Thematics: Environmental, Social and Governance | Biodiversity | Climate Change | Circular Economy | Environmental Compliance | Sustainability

The Certificate Programme on Sustainability was an opportunity for participants to update their knowledge of ESG and understand ESG through investor perspectives, supply chains, ESG Ratings, and ESG roadmapping for businesses. The course was targeted toward Business Leaders, Senior Managers, Environment & Sustainability Professionals, Finance Professionals, Investors and Fund managers.

Certification course on Sustainable Finance, ESG, and non-financial reporting 

Date: September 2021

Associated Organisation: AuctusESG

Thematics: Climate-related financial risk management | Enterprise Risk Management | Sustainable Finance | ESG | Non-financial Reporting

Environmental Management Center LLP and AuctusESG LLP developed a knowledge-sharing initiative: a Certification course on Sustainable Finance, ESG, and Non-Financial Reporting. The course brought in practitioner perspectives, thus equipping the participants with knowledge of the practical implications of the focused topics.

Ekonnect Video Library

Target Audience: Students and professionals

Fees: one-time donation of 799/- (US$11)

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The Ekonnect Video Library offers a repository of modules on key topics in the field of Environmental Management and Sustainability. The video modules are complementary to university curricula and are practice oriented. The topics include environmental impact assessment, circular economy, sustainability, and air quality management. More topics will be added as the members’ demand and new videos get created.


Mentorship Program on Circular Packaging

Date: March - April 2021

Learning Hours: 16.5

Location: Online webinar

Participants: 35+

Participant Feedback: 8.5/10

Ekonnect organized a Mentorship program on Circular Packaging in association with Packaging 360 and support from The Incubation Network which was conducted in the form of 4 full-day virtual workshops spread across 2 months. Stakeholders in the packaging value chain were trained in subjects like Circular Packaging, Life Cycle Assessment, Environment and Social Impact Framework, and Waste Management technologies, etc. through interactive sessions with experts and business leaders in the space of Sustainable Packaging.  The pedagogy was a mix of interactive presentations, group activities, discussions, and assignments followed by questions and answers. A guidance manual was shared to help the Entrepreneur Support Organizations to conduct such mentorship programs in the future.


International e-school in Circular Economy

Date: 12 – 26 May 2020

Learning Hours: 19.5

Location: Online webinar

Mentors: 26 national and international speakers

Participants: 50 from 11 countries

Participant Feedback: 8.9/10

The International e-School on Circular Economy was a series of 11 virtual learning sessions conducted by Ekonnect, covering various topics in CE for aspirants across all countries worldwide. National and international experts were invited to share their experience from working in the field of CE. The program was designed to be highly interactive using the Mentimeter application, Q&A sessions, and offline assignment. The e-School was designed for participant categories like national and international students, practitioners, industry professionals, sustainability consultants, research organizations, NGOs, policymakers and regulators, and investors.


Winter School on Circular Economy

Date: 18 – 20 November 2020

Learning Hours: 20

Location: Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Mentors: 16 national and international speakers

Participants: 50

Participant Feedback: 7.3/10

Ekonnect conducted a winter school to engage a diverse pool of participants across India and provide knowledge on various topics related to Circular Economy. The School used different elements of pedagogy and interactions such as plenary presentations, panel discussions, group work, and meeting with entrepreneurs, networking, and field visits.



A venture by Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation, is a series of career counseling and networking events proposed to be held in India’s metros and other cities to help build careers in environmental management. The DISHA events steer students and young professionals towards an understanding of the evolution and opportunities in the field of Environmental Management.


Year: 2006

Location: Pune


Year: 2013

Location: Mumbai


Year: 2014

Location: Pune


Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation organized a school to provide students/ professionals a connect between "Theory" and "Practice". The idea and thought behind conducting this is to provide a rounded exposure to participants by “updating” their knowledge and filling up the "gaps".


Date: January 2009

Location: NITIE Mumbai


Date: September 2013

Location: NITK Karnataka

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