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Seminar: Some aspects of liquidity of stocks in the Indian stock market

Speaker :Dr.Devlina Chatterjee
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Background of the Speaker:

Devlina Chatterjee got her BTech in Agricultural Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1989. She subsequently got a PGDM (Agribusiness) from IIM Ahmedabad, MS degrees from Penn State University (Agricultural Engineering and Agricultural Economics), and her PhD in Management Studies from IISc Bangalore in 2010. She also worked in industry for a total of eight years at organizations like IFCI, New Delhi; GE Capital, Bangalore; and Antrix Corporation, Department of Space, Bangalore. Her work experience in these organizations has included evaluation of project proposals, statistical analyses of credit card business data, and contractual negotiations in the space image marketing business.

The seminar:
Dr. Chatterjee began by stating the focus of her study, the liquidity of individual stocks traded in electronic market. She went on to quote Black and Kyle to elaborate on liquidity. According to Black, a m…

Finatics Lecture Series – Sustainability Strategy and Triple Bottom Line Reporting

Speaker Details: Mr. Anindya Sengupta, Manager-Sustainability & Climate Change, PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Sengupta has been Assistant Manager in IOCL and is currently working on Greenhouse Gases credit programs, GRI-G3 Sustainability reporting.

After immensely informative sessions by Mr. Alok Sheel, Ms. Shivani Datta, and Mr. Manu Maudgal, Finatics Lecture Series came to the last lecture of the day, and one on an important emergent phenomenon of Sustainability Strategy, which is being taken up very seriously by the corporations and brands globally.
The lecture was organized into three sections: Sustainability and Triple Bottom Line basics, Sustainability Reporting and Global Reporting Initiative, and discussion of some of the related recent issues. Mr. Sengupta began with the introduction of Sustainability Strategy and explained the importance of the same in the current industry scenario. He explained how various brands are taking up this issue and utilizing it to their ad…

Finatics Lecture Series - Carbon Markets and Clean Development Mechanism

Speaker Details: Ms. Shivani Datta, Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability Services from Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Shivani Datta presided over the talk about CARBON MARKETS and CDM among an eager and enthusiastic student crowd. She started off her talk by reiterating the present Global concern about over-consumption of resources, contribution by industry on climate change, how the roadmap was laid particularly in the last two decades to tackle Climate Change internationally through various summits organized by UN starting off with the RIO Earth Summit and birth of UNFCCC in 1992 and how the KYOTO Protocol got its acceptance worldwide in 1997 till the end of its first commitment period in 2012. The green house gases and its global warming potential over the last century was also enumerated thereby giving a brief summary of the articles to be followed and the roles of both the developed and developing countries according to Kyoto Protocol. This is where the speaker started …

Finatics Lecture Series - Harnessing Markets for Climate Change Mitigation

Speaker : Manu Maudgal, Indo German Energy Programme, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, NewDelhi

Climate change is a burning topic, which deserves the attention of both activists and Governments together. Governments nowadays understand the challenges of climate change and they are ready to include it in their growth plans. The speaker, who holds a key position in German Society for International Cooperation (GIC), has experience in multiple roles and gave the audience an introduction to the current scenario of the crisis in the world, energy crisis, water shortage and global warming; all three occurring at the same time.

He explained the need for becoming a ‘low carbon economy’ and how it can be achieved by in three steps; neutralizing things which can be neutralized, reducing those which can be reduced and finally replacing them with which we can’t do the above two. He also raised the concern, “Is producing more and consuming more” a real growth or is it just an increase in national GDP. …

Finatics Lecture Series - The Global Financial Crisis, Sustainable Growth and rise of G20

Speaker Details: Mr. Alok Sheel, Joint Secretary, Dept of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Govt of India.
Mr. Sheel has been handling Govt of India's relations with the G20, the World Bank and other multilateral financial institutions.

Mr. Sheel discussed the various aspects of global financial crisis, its causes, structural changes through the world economy and the rise of G20. Besides this, some key takeaways or lessons learn in terms of policies implemented during crisis and its significance for India, the ways in which this recession has affected the globe and how can G20 help world back on its pre-crisis growth curve were discussed.

The major incidents which preceded this crisis were low cost of capital, increasing risk tolerance, low interest rate which discourage savings and encouraged leverage and finally, lax financial regulation from US government. But, the major event which triggered of this domino effect was US subprime housing crisis. Although, subprime housing loa…

Finatics - MBA Annual Financial Conclave

MBA, IME Department, IIT Kanpur presents

APRIL 9 , 2011

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Prizes worth 45000 to be won !!


 CDM Project Consulting, Sustainability, and Project Viability
By Ms. Shivani Datta – Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Ernst&Young

 Policy Analysis & Development for CDM, Sustainability Initiatives in Industry, and the role of regulators in carbon markets
By Mr. Manu Maudgal – Technical Expert, Indo German Energy Program, GIZ GmbH

 Environmental Finance and Green Accounting
By Mr. Anindya Sengupta – Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

 Global perspective of macro-economic policy initiatives, challenges related to sustainability and Indian policy in G20
Mr. Alok Sheel – Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, GoI


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