Integration of Biodiversity

A Guidebook for Integration of Biodiversity: Spice Sector in The Western Ghats acts as a guide for the spice sector companies, especially those operating in The Western Ghats of India with respect to biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources. The Western Ghats are one of the biodiversity hotspots that extend key ecosystem services to the whole of peninsular India. This region also houses many provisioning services that are of economic value. The important aspects covered are the inter-linkages between business and biodiversity, their impacts and dependencies on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and measures for management and monitoring.

CII Cleaner Air Better Life Report (2020) on Impacts and learning of crop residue management programme

Clean Industry

CII-Niti Aayog report on clean industry for reducing air pollution from major industrial sources in Delhi-NCR.

Compendium- Indian Industry Action Towards COVID -19

Integrating Sustainability Into Indian Supply Chains

Integration of Biodiversity

A Guidebook for Integration of Biodiversity: Spice Sector in The Western Ghats acts as a guide for the spice sector companies, especially those operating in The Western Ghats of India with respect to biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources. The Western Ghats are one of the biodiversity hotspots that extend key ecosystem services to the whole of peninsular India. This region also houses many provisioning services that are of economic value. The important aspects covered are the inter-linkages between business and biodiversity, their impacts and dependencies on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and measures for management and monitoring.

Integration of Biodiversity

A Guidebook for Integration of Biodiversity: Spice Sector in The Western Ghats acts as a guide for the spice sector companies, especially those operating in The Western Ghats of India with respect to biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources. The Western Ghats are one of the biodiversity hotspots that extend key ecosystem services to the whole of peninsular India. This region also houses many provisioning services that are of economic value. The important aspects covered are the inter-linkages between business and biodiversity, their impacts and dependencies on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and measures for management and monitoring.

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Biodiversity

IBBI Guidance Document for Biodiversity Disclosure

Biodiversity and ecosystem services are critical to businesses, for achieving sustainable development. Businesses are faced with challenges and risks of over-exploitation of natural resources, land-use change, habitat diversion, climate change and pollution which are leading to loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystem services. The IBBI declaration helps organisations to map their business linkages with biodiversity and ecosystem services and to identify the risks and opportunities across their value chain. The effective biennial biodiversity reporting, which includes regular mapping of biodiversity and ecosystem aspects across their businesses adds value in several areas.  This guidance document provides guidance to Indian businesses to develop disclosures on natural capital and enable businesses to effectively communicate about biodiversity and ecosystem services by providing standardised data and showcasing the achieved positive outcomes.

Circular Economy, Climate Change

Resource Efficiency and Climate Change

Studies commissioned by the G20 nations, carried out by the International Resource Panel, in 2017, show that there is substantial scope reducing for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through material efficiency strategies. 

Such strategies result in reductions above and beyond those attainable through decarbonization, improved energy efficiency, and so on. Strategies of material efficient design, yield improvements both in manufacturing and recovery; methods to intensify use, extend lifespan, repair,  can be effective in reducing life-cycle GHG emissions.

In India, where growth is occurring rapidly, in all sectors of the economy, such strategies when applied through the product's life cycle, can help meet the NDCs, increase employment, reduce resource consumption, and adverse environmental impacts. 

Before examining/quantifying the potential for application of such strategies in India, a scoping study was carried out to identify sectors of the economy to focus on. This report summarises the results of the scoping study. 

Plastic

Plastic Waste Management

Plastic

A Circular Plastics Economy Strategy for India

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) conducted a Side Event during the World Circular Economy Forum on 27 October 2020. Insights and information emerging from CII-CESD’s report, A Circular Plastics Economy Strategy for India (https://bit.ly/3meWoc2) were presented. The summary of discussions is presented in this document.

15th Sustainability Summit 2020 Proceedings

Biodiversity

India Business & Biodiversity Initiative

CSR & Social Inclusion

Compendium- Indian Industry Action Towards COVID -19

Clean Air Better Life

CII Cleaner Air Better Life Report (2020) on Impacts and learning of crop residue management programme

Business and Human Rights

Integrating Sustainability Into Indian Supply Chains

Circular Economy

Circular Economy

The concept of the circular economy focuses on closed-loop cycles of materials and energy and growth within the regenerative capacity of the environment. Given the environmental, resource related and geopolitical challenges companies face, the circular economy has evolved as a new path to competitiveness—an alternative for our current business models. Therefore, adopting a circular economy is crucial to a company’s survival. The CII-ITC CESD has put together to have this CEO’s Guide on Circular Economy and Competitiveness.

Biodiversity

Circular Economy, Climate Change

IBBI Guidance Document for Biodiversity Disclosure

Biodiversity and ecosystem services are critical to businesses, for achieving sustainable development. Businesses are faced with challenges and risks of over-exploitation of natural resources, land-use change, habitat diversion, climate change and pollution which are leading to loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystem services. The IBBI declaration helps organisations to map their business linkages with biodiversity and ecosystem services and to identify the risks and opportunities across their value chain. The effective biennial biodiversity reporting, which includes regular mapping of biodiversity and ecosystem aspects across their businesses adds value in several areas.  This guidance document provides guidance to Indian businesses to develop disclosures on natural capital and enable businesses to effectively communicate about biodiversity and ecosystem services by providing standardised data and showcasing the achieved positive outcomes.

Resource Efficiency and Climate Change

Studies commissioned by the G20 nations, carried out by the International Resource Panel, in 2017, show that there is substantial scope reducing for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through material efficiency strategies. 

Such strategies result in reductions above and beyond those attainable through decarbonization, improved energy efficiency, and so on. Strategies of material efficient design, yield improvements both in manufacturing and recovery; methods to intensify use, extend lifespan, repair,  can be effective in reducing life-cycle GHG emissions.

In India, where growth is occurring rapidly, in all sectors of the economy, such strategies when applied through the product's life cycle, can help meet the NDCs, increase employment, reduce resource consumption, and adverse environmental impacts. 

Before examining/quantifying the potential for application of such strategies in India, a scoping study was carried out to identify sectors of the economy to focus on. This report summarises the results of the scoping study. 

Plastic

Plastic

Plastic Waste Management

A Circular Plastics Economy Strategy for India

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) conducted a Side Event during the World Circular Economy Forum on 27 October 2020. Insights and information emerging from CII-CESD’s report, A Circular Plastics Economy Strategy for India (https://bit.ly/3meWoc2) were presented. The summary of discussions is presented in this document.

Biodiversity

15th Sustainability Summit 2020 Proceedings

India Business & Biodiversity Initiative

CSR & Social Inclusion

Clean Air Better Life

Compendium- Indian Industry Action Towards COVID -19

CII Cleaner Air Better Life Report (2020) on Impacts and learning of crop residue management programme

Business and Human Rights

Circular Economy

Integrating Sustainability Into Indian Supply Chains

Circular Economy

The concept of the circular economy focuses on closed-loop cycles of materials and energy and growth within the regenerative capacity of the environment. Given the environmental, resource related and geopolitical challenges companies face, the circular economy has evolved as a new path to competitiveness—an alternative for our current business models. Therefore, adopting a circular economy is crucial to a company’s survival. The CII-ITC CESD has put together to have this CEO’s Guide on Circular Economy and Competitiveness.