HoD & Professor
• Department of Business and Sustainability
Professor Datta has been in management teaching, training and research for more than three decades in India and abroad. His areas of expertise are varied, ranging from - Sustainable Development, Climate Finance, Responsible Investments, Integrated Reporting, Circular Economy Finance, Weather Derivative, Circular Economy Finance to Public Management, CSR, Strategic Management, Sustainability and Creativity, Valuation of Intangibles and so on.
He has served many institutions of eminence including University of Calcutta, Vidyasagar University, Nirma University, Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, International Institute of Management Delhi and Vrije University Brussels.
Professor Datta is a regular contributor to national and international refereed journals and is on their editorial boards. His PhD scholars are working in academics and research across India. He has to his credit more than fifty research papers in refereed journals. He has co-authored two books and authored an audiovisual one on strategic finance. He is also a regular speaker on sustainability, CSR and Corporate Finance. He is on the PhD adjudicator boards of several universities in India and abroad. He is the Chair of ICBESD, an annual International Conference on Business and Economics organized and conducted by TERI SAS.
Professor Datta is a well-traveled academician having been invited as speaker by IAAER at Mexico and Las Vegas USA and as the keynote speaker at the conference organized by Szczecin University of Poland.
A regular expert advisor to IFC, World Bank, Government of India sponsored research projects, he has developed housing finance models for the poor in Bangladesh and Nepal and a business model for utilizing biodiversity of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, South America. He is also an EU expert on circular economy finance and recently conducted a workshop on the same at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University. He is on UGC Bangladesh panel of experts for university accreditation.
Risk Aggregation And Reporting: Basel Committee Principles of 2013 Toward Sustainable Banking, the Chartered Secretary, Vol .XLIII, No.08.
Principles of Responsible Investments and Environmental, Social And Governance Issues: The Emerging Horizon Of Sustainable Global Financial Order, the Chartered secretary, vol.XLIII, No. 03.
A Contingent Valuation Study of Willingness to Pay for Weather Derivatives by Small Farmers: a Survey in Rajasthan (India), Journal of Risk Finance, 10(1).
Design and use of weather derivatives for farmers: the case of hedging rain risk by soya-bean growers in Jhalawar district in India, International Journal of Financial Markets and Derivatives.
A Study of Basis Risk in Rainfall Hedging: The Case of Two Locations at New Delhi, Journal of Agrometeorology, Vol 11(1)
Global Financial Crisis and Corporate Attitude toward Accounting: A critical analysis with reference to Efficacy of Forensic Accounting, the Chartered Secretary, Vol. XXXIX, No.07.
Hedging Rainfall Risk by farmers growing soyabean in Jhalawar district: A theoretical analysis of willingness to pay, the Journal of Applied Economic Research , No.2: 2, SAGE, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore.
Business and Changing Climate: A Commentary on the Regulatory Framework in India, AIMS International Journal of Management, Vol 8, No. 2.
Environmental, Social and Governance Challenges to Business: The Emerging Paradigm in Managing Risks. Indian Accounting Review (IAR), Vol 17, No. 2
Factors Affecting the Borrowing Decisions of Indian Corporates: How Far They Differ From The Global Trend? —Indian Accounting Review, Vol.11, no.2.
Corporate governance and value creation: a study of selected Indian companies, International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, Vol. 17, Issue 3
Inclusion of ESG Factors in Investments and Value Addition: A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship [in] Effective Investment on Capital Market, Ed. K. Nermend and W.Tarczynski, Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics, 2018.
Best author award by ICSI for the paper published in the Chartered Secretary :"Principles of Responsible Investments and Environmental, Social and Governance issues: The Emerging Horizon of Sustainability-based Decision-making in Finance"
Appointed Adviser to ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Appointed Member, Editorial Board of "Effulgence", the managementresearch journal published by RD Institute of Management Delhi