News & Highlights

  • MARCH 2024
  • EVENT

Interactive Event with Professor Willis M Emmons

Global educators converged for an interactive session on ‘AI in Teaching & Learning’ with HBS Professor Willis M Emmons. Hosted by the HBS India Research Center and Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) Education on March 12, 2024, in Mumbai, the session saw an exchange of ideas amongst 96 participants on the transformative effects of generative AI on teaching and learning methodologies.
  • JANUARY 2024
  • ALUMNI EVENT

Interactive Event with Professor Gunnar Trumbull

Alumni relived their HBS days during a case discussion on ‘ReNew Power - Leading the Energy Transition in India’ with Professor Gunnar Trumbull. The event was organized by the HBS Club of India in partnership with the HBS India Research Center on January 15, 2024, in Mumbai. It was a lively discussion on the company’s strategic choices in diversifying its renewable energy offerings. The event, attended by 65 participants, concluded with a networking gathering.
  • JANUARY 2024
  • EVENT

Interactive Event with Professor K “Vish” Viswanath

An event focusing on ‘Illness to Wellness to Well-Being: Views from the C-Suites,’ was held in January 2024 in Mumbai and Delhi. The sessions, presided over by Harvard Professor Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath, explored the role of business leaders in promoting individual well-being. The talk was followed by a fireside chat with Dr. Geeta Kumar, a well-being consultant, in Delhi, and Preeti Gupta, Director of the Aditya Birla Foundation for Enriching Lives, in Mumbai. The event was jointly organized by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the HBS India Research Center, the HBS Club of India, the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard, the Delhi Management Association, and the National Human Resource Development Network. In Delhi, it was hosted by Bharti Enterprises at its office.
  • DECEMBER 2023
  • GLOBAL ADVISORY BOARD

South Asia Advisory Board Meeting

The India Research Center held the South Asia Advisory Board (SAAB) in-region meeting in Bengaluru, India in December 2023. The board members were delighted to meet in person after two virtual meetings due to lockdowns and travel restrictions. It was an eventful two-day meeting, where the IRC welcomed new board members, and Executive Director, Anjali Raina presented recent updates on the Center's work. The board members also had an opportunity to meet alumni and visit the Museum of Art and Photography. Thank you to SAAB members Rajiv Mody (AMP 161) and KP Balraj (MBA 1997) for hosting dinner on the days of the meeting!
  • OCTOBER 2023
  • ALUMNI EVENT

Alumni Case Discussion with Professor Martin Sinozich

In October, HBS Senior Lecturer Martin Sinozich visited India and conducted two case discussions with alumni in Delhi and Mumbai. They discussed the case study on Wordle, the popular word guessing game that quickly amassed two million players a few weeks after it was created. Over 40 HBS alumni across MBA and OPM attended the events and debated the merits and consequences of Wordle being acquired by the New York Times, and the lessons for entrepreneurs and managers from Wordle’s unique success.

New Research on the Region

  • February 2024
  • Case

CLSA: Integrating ESG in Stock Valuation

By: Shirley Lu, Aaron Yoon and Billy Chan

In 2023, a senior financial analyst at the Hong Kong-based stock brokerage firm CLSA was surprised to see that, based on his calculations, the financial impact from climate risks on a major Indian cement manufacturing company’s projected earnings could be massive. While conducting fundamental analysis and making stock recommendations to equity-trading clients was the “bread and butter” for financial analysts, incorporating ESG factors in stock valuation was not yet a common industry-wide practice. Given the magnitude of the financial impact, the senior analyst, who was also the head of ESG research, pondered if he should change his view on the stock, and how he could develop a new way of valuing stocks adjusted by ESG risks.

  • February 2024
  • Teaching Material

ReNew (B): A New Direction

By: Gunnar Trumbull and Malini Sen

The global renewables sector was in a slump, but the Indian market was booming. India’s largest renewable electricity generator, ReNew, faced a dilemma: it traded on the Nasdaq in New York, but saw huge opportunity in the Indian market. In response, CEO Sumant Sinha was broadening the company’s mission and activities to become a decarbonization solutions provider. The new scope included green hydrogen, manufacturing, storage, and contract power agreements. As India’s decarbonization accelerated, has Sumant made the right choices?

  • December 2023
  • Teaching Material

India: Will the Giant Emerge?

By: Christian Ketels

This teaching note outlines a plan for conducting a discussion of the case "India: Will the Giant Emrge?". The case provides information on the Indian economy, a key driver of future global growth,. It discusses how India's challenges in defining an effective development path in the current global context, and in implementing the policies that the Modi administration has prioritized. The teaching note suggest a sequence of four questions that can be used to organize the discussion of the case, and lays out key issues that the instructor might choose to emphasize.

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