We nurture companies to align their practices with the need of the changing environment.

The environment is suffering as are the people. In light of this, sustainability has become a major concern for businesses. This is where we come in.

Vision

Be a global leader, in thought and action, to drive transformation, towards sustainable development.

Mission

To catalyse innovative ideas and solutions, in India, and globally, to enable business, and its stakeholders, in sustainable value creation.

About the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development

CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development is a not-for-profit, industry- led institution that helps business become sustainable organizations. It is on a mission to propagate innovative ideas and solutions in India and globally, to enable business, and its stakeholders in sustainable value creation. CESD has leveraged its role of all- inclusive ecosystem player, partnering industry, government, and civil society. It has been a pioneer of environment management systems, biodiversity mapping, sustainability reporting, integrated reporting, and social & natural capital valuation in India, thus upgrading business in India to sustainable competitiveness.

Since its inception in the year 2006, CII-ITC CESD has evolved with a tremendous trajectory, starting off with the incubation phase of introducing business services, right through augmenting manpower capacity in other cities since 2013, eventually scaling up to the highest rung of strengthening work on macro-economic issues with both domestic and global policy interventions.

About Confederation of Indian Industry

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering Industry, Government and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, with around 9000 members from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 300,000 enterprises from 286 national and regional sectoral industry bodies. For more than 125 years, CII has been engaged in shaping India’s development journey and works proactively on transforming Indian Industry’s engagement in national development. CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.

Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, livelihoods, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and sustainable development, to name a few.

As India completes 75 years of Independence in 2022, it must position itself for global leadership with a long-term vision for India@100 in 2047. The role played by Indian industry will be central to the country’s progress and success as a nation. CII, with the Theme for 2022-23 as Beyond India@75: Competitiveness, Growth, Sustainability, Internationalisation has prioritized 7 action points under these 4 sub-themes that will catalyze the journey of the country towards the vision of India@100.

With 62 offices, including 10 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 8 overseas offices in Australia, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, UAE, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 350 counterpart organizations in 133 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.

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Reach us via our Membership Helpline Number: 00-91-99104 46244
CII Helpline Toll Free Number: 1800-103-1244

History

On the eve of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) [also known as the Earth Summit or Rio Summit] in June 1992, a new global organization - Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) - was founded to involve business in sustainable development issues. A similar and parallel movement emerged in India at the very same time as the BCSD. In 1991, Ratan Tata of the Tata Group of Companies, a leading corporate conglomerate in India, was selected to represent India, China, and Southeast Asia in the BCSD. Being a past president of the leading industry association, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), known as the Confederation of Engineering Industry (CEI) at that time, Ratan Tata urged the industry association to organize a regional conference “Changing Course towards Sustainable Development”. Recognizing the importance of this emerging discipline, the then Director-General, Tarun Das, willingly accepted this responsibility. The regional initiative was lead by Avininder Singh, Chairman, CII National Environment Committee. Eminent global, regional, and national personalities participated in this milestone conference. This included Maurice Strong, Chairman of the Earth Summit, Stephan Schmidheiny, Founder of the BCSD and author of Changing Course, Hugh Faulkner, a former Canadian politician, industrialist & co-founder of BCSD, and Ratan Tata. Through this conference, Indian industry leaders made a strong commitment and a solid intellectual foundation was laid to what is today the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CII-ITC CESD).

Our people

Our people

Aarti Maurya

Consultant

Abhinav Singh

Counsellor

Aditya Raghwa

Counsellor

Ananya Das

Consultant

Anjali

Associate Counsellor

Aparna Gupta

Associate Counsellor

Asha Joseph

Consultant

Asprit Kaur

Project Associate

Banajyotsna Baruah

Senior manager

Diksha Ghairola

Associate Counsellor

Eti Drolia

Executive

Jasleen Bhatti

Counsellor

Jayashree Singha

Senior Counsellor

Kavita Kathait

Counsellor

Khyati Mynam

Project Associate

Lakshmi Iyengar

Senior Consultant

Mohit Sharma

Senior Counsellor

Nandini Kumar

Consultant

Neeraj Kumar

Senior Manager

Neha Kaul

Associate Counsellor

Neha Kaushik

Executive

Pawan Kumar

Administration

Pravir Deshmukh

Senior Counsellor

Priyanka Choudhary

Associate Counsellor

Priyanka Yadav

Associate Counsellor

Saif Khan

Associate Counsellor

Samuel Augustin

Executive

Santosh Yadav

Counsellor

Saurabh Kumar

Associate Counsellor

Seema Arora

Deputy Director General, CII

Sherry Pande

Executive

Shikhar Jain

Deputy Head, CESD

Shourjomay Chattopadhyay

Consultant

Shourya Shashwat

Associate Counsellor

Shubham Mishra

Associate Counsellor

Sonia Dhamija

Consultant

Surabhi Pathak

Executive Officer

Swati Pandey

Senior Counsellor

Vandana Pal

Associate Counsellor

Work with us

CESD is a place where people build careers in conceptualising and delivering a sustainable future for the planet. We create a place for people to develop and grow themselves as professionals with a drive to make a difference in the society. Our work calls for people with strong values and a tendency to work independently within structures of the organisation. There is space for thinkers and doers who want to be challenged and open to change.

Job Descriptions

Analyst - Airshed Management Analyst - Sustainable Transportation Consultant ESG Associate Counsellor- Climate Change Communications Coordinator Analyst- Urban Air Quality Management