Spearheading Sustainable Fashion makes it to HBR

Spearheading Sustainable Fashion makes it to HBR

Birla Cellulose: ‘Spearheading Sustainable Fashion’ case makes its way to HBR List


Birla Cellulose’s case study on
Spearheading Sustainable Fashion was published by Ivey Publishing and then made
its way to the Harvard Business Review case collection.

Birla Cellulose, part of the premium
global conglomerate Aditya Birla Group and one of the world’s largest man-made
cellulosic fibre producers, has featured in the Harvard Case Study List through
its case study ‘Birla Cellulose: Spearheading Sustainable Fashion’. Published
by the prestigious Ivey Publishing, a leader in providing business case studies
with a global perspective, the case is authored by Prof. Utkarsh Majumdar
(visiting faculty at IIM Udaipur and a member of the Board of Governors at IIM
Raipur) and Namrata Rana, Director of Futurescape. The case study is available
on Harvard Business Review and Harvard Business School Publishing case

Speaking on this recognition, Dilip Gaur, Business Director, Birla
Cellulose Aditya Birla Group and Managing Director, Grasim Industries
“Sustainability is at the core of our business strategy. We are happy that our
journey towards leadership in sustainability has been globally recognised with
the publication of this case study. The case talks about how Birla Cellulose
took the sustainability challenges head-on and transformed sustainability into
a winning business strategy.”

Prof. Utkarsh Majmudar said, “The case touches upon many aspects of crisis management,
leadership, managing resources optimally, and utilising sustainability as a
competitive advantage.”

Namrata Rana commented, “The case looks at the crisis faced and outlines how the company
handled the situation, pointing to lessons on participative leadership and
decision-making, characterised by introspection and self-criticism rather than

Mukul Agarwal, Chief Sustainability Officer, Birla Cellulose,
Aditya Birla Group
informed, “It
gives us great motivation that our dedicated efforts towards improving
sustainability are documented in a case available on Harvard Business Review
case collection as a learning tool for strategy and leadership.”