Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Planetary thresholds and Biophysical limits
- Earth systems and Biogeophysical cycles
- Industrial Ecology, Ecological product design, Circular processes
- Energy and Development
- Water and Development
- Climate Change and Development
- Urban Ecology
- Conceptual and philosophical underpinnings of sustainability
Narayan P S is a visiting faculty with the School of Development.
He is a part of the ‘Ecology/Sustainability’ faculty, at the University. He helped design the ‘Ecology and development’ course and has taught it since inception. His areas of focus in teaching pertain to (i) Biophysical boundaries and planetary thresholds (ii) Industrial ecology and ecological design (iii) Water, energy and climate change and (iv) Urban ecology.
Narayan has also been part of the team that was involved in designing the Sustainability specialisation and the yet-to-be-introduced online courses in sustainability.
Narayan’s primary role is as Vice President and Head of Sustainability at Wipro Ltd. where he has been instrumental in the creation and stewarding of Wipro’s sustainability initiative since its inception in early 2008. Wipro’s sustainability charter is built on the core principle that business and social purpose must reinforce each other in addressing several key challenges around ecology and the environment, education and communities.
A graduate in Electrical Engineering with a post-graduation in Management, Narayan has more than twenty years of cross-disciplinary experience in consulting, business development, enterprise systems and since the past 7 years, in business and sustainability.
An online and interdisciplinary course with many instructors that offers an introduction to sustainability within the context of development in India.
Publications and Writings
‘Back to School : Sustainability and Education’
Explores why sustainability in education is critical to effective engagement with the sustainability challenges that face humanity. The article was published in Volume 37.2, April 2012 of Vikalpa, the journal of IIM, Ahmedabad.