In an interview with Namit Agarwal, Arun Maira shares his original, insightful and refreshing views on what is holding back companies from being responsible, how criticism might break down engagement between civil society & the private sector and why corporations have to be active citizens. Mr. Maira is an renowned author and management consultant. He
Moved by the suffering caused by the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, academic Surya Deva decided to research the intersection between business and human rights. Two decades on, he has written extensively on this subject. Currently teaching as an associate Professor at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, Prof Deva also serves as a
To understand an Indian company’s perspective of responsible business, IRBF recently interviewed Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) at Mahindra Group. Recognised as one of the Top 100 CSR Professionals globally, Anirban has been enabling companies in the Mahindra Group to adopt a sustainable path. He has been working with the Group in Sales, Marketing,
For decades, Indian civil society has been pushing private sector to conduct business in a responsible manner. Within the civil society, there is a variety of perspectives on how civil society organisations should engage with private sector. Talking with IRBF, Amitabh Behar discusses how the civil society needs to weave diverse approaches to demand accountability
Neha Kumar is an expert in the area of sustainable business and responsible finance. For the last 14 years, she has worked on public policy and industry action on sustainability in India. She is currently the India Programme Manager at Climate Bonds Initiative. In this Q&A with IRBF, Neha gives you an insider’s perspective on
Arun Maira, the former member of the erstwhile Planning Commission, compellingly argues why the CSR initiative is a setback in evaluating corporate governance and how it shifts the focus from accountability to “shrewd ways of avoiding responsibility”.
CSR disclosures form a major component analysed in the India Responsible Business Index (IRBI). Unsure what a disclosure means? We recently had a chat with Pradeep Narayanan, who heads the Research and Capacity Building at Praxis and in this interview, Pradeep explains all you need to know about CSR disclosures in India. WHY DO COMPANIES NEED TO