Gurudas Nulkar

Gurudas Nulkar
Symbiosis International University | SIU · Symbiosis Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability (SCCCS)

PhD

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Introduction
I currently head the Symbiosis Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability (SCCCS), in Pune, India. This is a research Centre where we run a PhD program, conduct research on themes related to climate change and sustainable development. I am on the board of the Ecological Society, Pune where I teach courses on the environmental history of the planet, ecological Economics, and sustainable development.
Additional affiliations
November 2012 - present
The Ecological Society
Position
  • Trustee
Description
  • Conservation and restoration of forest ecosystem. Study of Himalayan ecosystems, socio-economic survey of Chakrata.
June 2009 - August 2022
Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Strategy, Sustainability
June 2009 - present
Symbiosis International University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
January 2010 - January 2015
TMV, Pune
Field of study
  • Environmental Sustainability in industries
June 1983 - May 1988
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering

Publications

Publications (39)
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While ecotourism is a well-defined concept, operationalizing it to make it financially viable is a challenge. Ecotourism has a potential to conserve natural resources and biodiversity of the region, as suggested by many case studies across the world. In the last few years, Indian tourism has experienced an overuse of the term ecotourism. However, t...
Technical Report
An exponential rise in the occurrence of landslides in Western Maharashtra is being reported from various quarters. A combined effect of a changing climate, temporal, and spatial variabilities in precipitation along with changes in land use and land cover are factors that are possibly contributing to the susceptibility of slope failure during the m...
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The connection between nature conservation and human wellbeing is well known, however, the role of declining biodiversity and emerging diseases is relatively less studied. The presence of a thriving biological diversity is known to have therapeutic effects on human health. On the other hand, human economic activities have contributed to a sharp dec...
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This paper is a case of urban river Mutha for ecological management.Over the past few decades, condition of river Mutha has deteriorated considerably. The present situation shows less of fresh water flow and lot of sewage water addition,waste dumping and foul smelling water flow. The fresh water contribution by base flow to the main stream is very...
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Rationale On 12th July, 1961 Pune city faced devastating floods due to collapse of the newly constructed Panshet dam and breach of Khadakwasla dam. The dams emptied within a few hours that day. There was a total devastation in Pune. A catastrophe such as dam collapse is a rare phenomenon. But it will not be an exaggeration to say that we got a glim...
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Floods devastate settlements, bring misery to human lives, disrupt cities, and incurs financial losses to the nation. All of these were evident in Pune in the months of August and September 2019, when the city experienced unprecedented flooding in its rivers. A preliminary analysis of the floods reveals that it was not just the fury of nature that...
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There is a serious threat of degrading natural environment which is assuming dangerous propositions as pollutions of all forms and destruction of natural resources are abound. In the wake of this, there is an increasing concern for the environment and the adoption of responsible behavior among consumers to address the deterioration of the environme...
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The juggernaut of globalization and the forces of hyper competition have kept Indian corporations busy pushing growth and profits. The Companies Act and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rules in India mandate certain categories of businesses to fulfill their social and environmental responsibilities. Twelve activities are listed where CSR fund...
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Water for irrigation constitutes the highest freshwater demand in any country. For a monsoon-fed country like India, variations in precipitation lead to severe repercussions in the agricultural economy. Water security in India has historically been approached by creating more storage capacity and increasing the supply. Can managing the demand for w...
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Climate change and wastewater control are one of the foremost demanding situations for Indian cities. Urbanization and unparalleled growth of cities across India continue to create immense pressure on land and water resources. This uncontrolled growth continues to produce growing volumes of wastewater. Climate change, impacts inclusive of, intense...
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Research and discussions on environmental sustainability of businesses generally focus on large corporations. Their environmental impacts are more likely to be noticed while small and medium enterprises (SME) are largely ignored. With a small scale of operations, SMEs are generally perceived to have less environmental impacts. However, as larger co...
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Leveraging a data-driven water management approach helped Pani Panchayat, an NGO, to alleviate the long-standing water crisis in Khalad Panchkroshi. Integrating data-driven policy making with resource management is the ideal way to overcome short-term challenges, while futureproo�ng long-term welfare and sustainability.
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The rate and scale of environmental degradation, through economic activities, has triggered widespread awakening among businesses, governments and civil society. The world over, corporations have responded by adopting sustainability practices and reporting. However, much of these happen within the premises of the corporations. As larger organizatio...
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The purpose of this paper is to determine the extent of environmental concern among consumers while purchasing personal care products. This paper also examines the role of consumer's willingness to pay for environmentally friendly products while making green purchase. It also tests if willingness to pay can be predicted based on certain product att...
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While ecotourism is a well-defined concept, operationalizing it to make it financially viable is a challenge. Ecotourism has a potential to conserve natural resources and biodiversity of the region, as suggested by many case studies across the world. In the last few years, Indian tourism has experienced an overuse of the term ecotourism. However, t...
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Even as some of the greatest minds have contributed to its development, modern economics clearly seems to have missed society's expectations. Human economic activities have continuously grown our ecological footprint and widened the gap between haves and have nots. This book takes the reader on a fascinating journey of the history of trade and comm...
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Centre for Environment Education, India, commissioned Ecological Society, Pune, to study and prepare Ecological guidelines for the upcoming riverfront development project for Mutha river in Pune city, India.
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Ecological Guidelines and Recommendations For Mula-Mutha Riverfront Development
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The cosmetic and personal care product industry, unlike any other industry, has been ‘recession proof' in the Asian market. Not only do Asian consumers have a great appetite for innovative products, but they are also demanding in terms of product performance. Traditionally, the Asian consumer has been a fan of Western cosmetics and personal care pr...
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Centre for Environment Education, India, commissioned Ecological Society to study and prepare a plan for ecological restoration and management of Pashan lake. This is a man-made lake in Pune city, India.
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In today’s competitive and dynamically changing world, an individual’s contribution and productivity in his/her profession is affected by various types of anxieties and stresses. One of these stresses arises from the use of digital technologies and communication at workplace. The significance of health and happiness is not just relevant for individ...
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The rate and scale of environmental degradation, through economic activities, has triggered widespread awakening among businesses, governments and civil society. The world over, corporations have responded by adopting sustainability practices and reporting. However, much of these happen within the premises of the corporations. As larger organizatio...
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This is a conceptual paper which analyses incidents of human-wildlife conflicts occurring in urban spaces. To assist in the choice of mitigation measures, the author proposes a categorization for the urban conflicts. The discussions and categorization are based on study of research papers, media reports, discussions with citizen and wildlife expert...
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The Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (MWLS) is a small but popular wildlife destination within easy reach of Pune and Mumbai cities in western India. The sanctuary has a typical dry scrub vegetation with sparse and stunted growth trees. The sanctuary is a home to the Indian gazelle Gazelia bennetti, locally known as the Chinkara, Indian grey wolf Can...
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The purpose of this paper is to determine the extent of environmental concern among consumers while purchasing personal care products. This paper also examines the role of consumer's willingness to pay for environmentally friendly products while making green purchase. It also tests if willingness to pay can be predicted based on certain product att...
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Environmental sustainability has predominantly been the realm of large businesses. Media and government attention has also focused on this area. With their large manufacturing set-ups, these corporations can have potentially major environmental impacts. What is overlooked is that many engineering corporations now outsource their activities to small...
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Research and discussions on environmental sustainability of businesses generally focus on large corporations. Their environmental impacts are more likely to be noticed while small and medium enterprises (SME) are largely ignored. With a small scale of operations, SMEs are generally perceived to have less environmental impacts. However, as larger co...
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Games are useful in enriching a course and reinforcing classroom teaching. This article describes a game developed by the author for Strategic Marketing course of an MBA program. It is a team game that can be played without computers. The unique aspect of the game is that one team creates a challenge for another team to respond to. Each team defend...
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Ever since C.K. Prahalad1 identified the business opportunity to serve those at the "bottom of the pyramid," or the very poor, corporations have innovatively responded. The single-serve plastic sachet, or packet, has been a celebrated market response and offers compelling value to the poor. Hundreds of products have found their way into the bottom...
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This article talks on economic poverty – can we really remove poverty? Gareebi Hatao or Kill poverty has been the ever popular war-cry of Indian politicians, but more than 60 years after independence, it is a loud noise. The article talks about how an ecological rich native people – the Adivasis – were reduced to poverty. How state ownership of tra...
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The potential of ecotourism in the economic and social development and its potential to conserve and nurture natural resources of the region, have been validated in many programs in the world. While the government of India has lately been using this term profusely in its Incredible India campaigns, internal acceptance by the state tourism boards to...
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Sustainability and greening are increasingly gaining acceptance in industry. Societal awareness and media attention keeps corporations mindful and the growing cohort of green customers reward the good firms. However, most of this action happens with the larger corporations and well-known brands, while small firms are overlooked. Their small size su...
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Environmental sustainability practices, increasingly evident in big business, are generally lacking in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India. Their place in global supply chains ensures that environmental impacts of large corporations are transferred to SMEs. When such large customers demand environmental management systems from their suppli...
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Increasing concern about the environment has forced industry to innovate and reduce its environmental impact. Due to various reasons, SMEs may have been left out of the regulatory and social pressures. The time has arrived where ignoring environmental impacts of SMEs is no longer viable. Objective – This paper attempts to offer a framework for SME...
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The strategic importance of sustainability in business is widely accepted; however, it is primarily the experiences of large corporations in advanced economies that are reported in the popular and even the academic literature. Readers in the West may be unaware that similar initiatives take place in developing countries, too, and this might lead to...
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Increasing concern about the environment has forced industry to innovate and reduce its environmental impact. Due to various reasons, SMEs may have been left out of the regulatory and social pressures. The time has arrived where ignoring environmental impacts of SMEs is no longer viable. Objective – This paper attempts to offer a framework for SMEs...

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