Pilot Climate Change Leadership Programme for senior members of Tata Group in India
From the 24th-29th of April, eleven senior members from Tata Group companies are participating in a pilot Climate Change Leadership Programme in the Western Ghats, India. The programme is a collaborative initiative between Earthwatch, TQMS and the Indian Institute of Science at the Regional Climate Centre (RCC).
The RCC, which is located at Sirsi in Karnataka amidst the stunning, species-rich environment of the Western Ghats, is one of five centres worldwide run by Earthwatch. The centres undertake research and educate people about climate change impacts and were established under the umbrella of the HSBC Climate Partnership.
The picturesque setting of the Indian Regional Climate Centre (RCC) in the Western Ghats.
The purpose of the five-day residential programme is to engage senior business leaders and working group members from TQMS and various Tata companies in experiential learning sessions alongside field based research activities to educate them about climate change and inspire them to take action. They will be working with scientists from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to help collect important research data on the effects of climate change on forests.
The Tata employees will help scientists collect data about the growth rate of trees.
About Tata Group
Tata Group comprises around 90 operating companies in seven business sectors and employs a workforce of close to 400,000 employees worldwide. Companies participating in the programme include: Tata Quality Management Services (TQMS), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Chemicals, Tata Steel, Tata Power, Tata Communication, Tata Motors and Taj Hotels.