CII has envisaged a National Movement for Mainstreaming CSR for Sustained Inclusiveness as part of its Social Development Agenda. The CII National Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility & Community Development was constituted in 2001 to make CSR an actionable business agenda. The Committee develops CSR guidelines and promotes the sharing of CSR experiences and best practices. CII also organizes an annual CSR Summit to enable the stakeholders to review and strengthen the CSR Movement. The CII Development Initiatives ensures the continuity of these programmes, particularly with respect to women empowerment, industry-NGO partnership, and persons with disabilities.
Key Initiatives / Information
Corporate responsibility and governance need to be based on principles rather than over-regulation. Companies are subjected to a complex and challenging regulatory environment. This article by Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General (CII) was published in the Business Standard on 13 June, 2012.
Enormous challenges face the Indian economy in deepening and broadening the national agenda for inclusive development. Lately, on the one hand, there is a marked increase in the willingness of Corporates to undertake activities related to impacting societal and economic development and on the other, the emergence of the voluntary sector as the vehicle for last mile delivery and willingness to collaborate with corporates.
Through a process of due diligence 127 NGO projects are compiled across sectors from all parts of the country to enable corporates and non-profits to collaborate and work together for promoting inclusion.
The NCPEDP - Shell Helen Keller Awards has been instituted by NCPEDP (National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People) in association with Shell Group of Companies India.
The Award was instituted in 1999. The award recognizes and honours people and organisations which have been working towards promoting employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The awards are given away in the following 3 categories:
- Role Model Disabled Person: Disabled persons who have been active as ambassadors of the cause of employment for disabled people and are a positive role model for others.
- Role Model Supporter of Increased Employment Opportunities for Disabled People: Individuals who have contributed substantially to the cause of promoting employment opportunities for disabled people over an extended period of time.
- Role Model Companies/NGOs/Institutions: Organisations who have shown their commitment towards promoting equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The details of the Award are available at http://www.dnis.org/helen_keller_awards2011.php
The last date for sending application for the Award is 15th October, 2011.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announce the Fulbright-Nehru-CII Fellowships for Leadership in Management Program for the academic year 2012-2013. Indian business managers, whose employers would be willing to bear 50% (US$ 18,400) of the total cost (US$ 36,800), may compete to attend this specially designed management program at the Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh from May 23 to July 31, 2012. Aimed to broaden overall perspectives and to strengthen strategic, functional and leadership skills in global business, this program combines classes with group work, industry visits, and networking.
Complete announcement matter and application materials are available at USIEF website www.usief.org.in.
November 15, 2011 is the application deadline.
Through the Hindu “Business Line” article the author, Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General (CII), chronicles the development and evolution of the Indian industry in the post 1991 liberalisation era.
The author dwells upon how companies had to fight for their survival in the post reforms scenario after the Indian industry was thrown open to competition from abroad after many decades of protection. He further elucidates the theme of corporate social responsibility suggesting that it is only now that industry is in a position to give back to society. Mention is also made of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and its key role in supporting the reform process and improving competitiveness.
The author concludes by making a case for heightened private participation in government led interventions for wider, broad based reforms.
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has been implementing the Scheme of National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.
N.C.P.E.D.P. in association with AccessAbility and BarrierBreak Technologies and with the support of MphasiS has launched ‘The N.C.P.E.D.P. Mphasis Universal Design Awards 2011’. Entering their second year, the awards are designed to encourage those doing exemplary work towards the cause of accessibility and thus ensuring a life of equality and dignity for disabled people.
Accessibility not only means access to physical spaces but also means access to information, technology, transport, services, aids and appliances, etc. For example, only 0.05% of printed books in India are available in accessible formats to print impaired people! Only a handful of Indian websites are accessible to people with disabilities!! And, most television programming is not accessible to hearing impaired people in India!!! These are just a few examples.
First communication from the CII President to all members after assuming the office of CII, President.
The travails of the global economy appear to be still not behind us, despite gradual recovery during 2010 from the worst global
economic conditions since World War II. Continued fiscal and debt burdens vitiate the recovery process, imparting a degree of
fragility and uncertainty to global economic conditions. The world needs a new source of growth and stability, and India, a
rapidly growing economy with strong internal demand, offers a new opportunity.
India remained relatively untrammeled by the developments in the Eurozone and reverted to close to 9% GDP growth rates in
2010. Growth was broad-based across all sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing and services. Public commitment to
calibrated exit from expansionary fiscal policy and continued corporate and household confidence have helped sustain a
virtuous growth cycle. The resurgence of the rural economy and intensified infrastructure mission further strengthened the
foundations for medium-term growth propensities.
CII Jharkhand Council has been making concerted efforts in the direction of bringing growth and development in the State right from its inception in the year 2000. The Council facilitated Department of Industries, Govt. of Jharkhand in coming up with an Industrial Policy of Jharkhand in the year 2001. The Council also partnered Govt. in successfully organizing Udyog Mela 2007 in Ranchi & facilitating Jharkhand pavilion in IITF 2008(India international Trade Fair) at New Delhi. In order to enhance the competitiveness of industry members, CII Jharkhand Council continues to organise number of training programmes, major Conferences, seminars, workshops on Manufacturing, Agro & Food Processing, Environment, Mining & Coal, Social Development & Community Affairs, Behavioral Skills & Information Technology, as well as interactions with key Govt. Officials at Ranchi ,Jamshedpur and also at Bokaro. The Council recently called on the Hon’ble Chief Minister & Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand and presented them with CII Vision document : Jharkhand @ 2022, a Sustainable Vision document encompassing hope & aspiration of the people of Jharkhand. The insight of the document is aimed at enabling the key decision makers to plan and implement findings at the grass root level, leading to sustained growth and development of the State.
Climate Change has become one of the most serious threats, humanity faces today. The social and environmental responsibilities of business extend much beyond its own operations and require it to play a leading role in the fight against climate change. One of the key roles for business in a carbon c
Working closely with government, the policy division represents industry on several government committees and over the years has successfully developed a credible partnership with policy makers and regulators like Ministry of Environment & Forests, Central Pollution Control Board and State Pollution
CII News Update
The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, today launched the India Backbone Implementation Network (IBIN). The purpose of IBIN is to improve implementation of policies, programs, and projects, which the 12th Five Year Plan has located as the critical necessity for a.....
The Annual General Meeting and National Conference of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will be held on 3rd and 4th April 2013 at New Delhi.
The two-day event would have a galaxy of speakers deliberating on a range of issues that are of importance to India and Indian Industry at the presen.....
Remove controls, ease restrictions and let industries do business freely. That was the consensus at the Annual Regional Meeting and Conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry Eastern Region in Kolkata......
Continuous Change and Improvement is the key driver for overall growth of the Organisation said by Dr Krishan Kumar, Former Director, Maruti Centre of Excellence (MACE) in his special address at the 4th Lean Six Sigma Summit organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII ) NR in New Delhi, toda.....
CII meet on CSR issues & challenges of PSEs, under the aegis of CII Council on Public Sector Enterprises, today brought together policy makers, CMDs & CSR Heads of PSEs to discuss and arrive at solutions to the various constraints faced by PSEs towards CSR implementation. This meet provided a platf.....
Consulting / Advisory Services
IGBC has launched rating programmes to conceive, design & construct buildings as green buildings. In light of this, IGBC has launched green building rating system for New Construction (Government, Commercial, Institutional buildings, etc), Core & Shell (IT Parks, Malls, etc), Homes and Factory Buildings.
The CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development is pioneering Corporate Sustainability Management (CSM) for Indian industry in the belief that future competitiveness requires internalization of sustainability management through a clear, practical, integrated framework.
CII-IQ has been working closely with several government agencies to improve governance processes.
CII Awards & Recognitions
The Sustainability Awards, instituted by the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development in 2006, are for (a) Identifying and recognising exemplary performance in economic, social and environmental dimensions of Indian business (b) Promoting role models in Indian industry and recognising excellence achieved by businesses in mainstreaming Sustainability with business practices and (c) Imparting knowledge by which the Centre builds capacity in Indian businesses to adopt sustainability practices.
CII and Export Import Bank of India have, in 1994, jointly established the CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence, with the aim of enhancing the Competitiveness of India Inc. The Award is based on the internationally recognized EFQM Excellence Model.