The Chief Sustainability Officers’ (CSO) Forum

A Platform promoting “Triple Bottom Line”

Promoting sustainability: Sharing best practices on Industrial Water Use Efficiency amongst corporates

Consortium of more than 100 companies across sectors

Value proposition for its members with a focus

Knowledge papers and quarterly newsletter to share best practices

TERI-BCSD: Mainstreaming sustainability in Business Practices

The Chief Sustainability Officers’ (CSO) Forum

Focus Themes

  • Energy

    Encourages the deployment of energy-efficient approaches in businesses and lead the country towards a low carbon economy.
  • Climate Change

    Helps transform the business strategies of member companies to address climate policies and regulations.
  • Business Responsibility

    Promotes business ethics and social responsibility among corporates and encourages them to adopt sustainable practices.
  • Water

    Employs TERI’s expertise to help members adopt alternative sustainable solutions to water-related issues.
  • Sustainable Habitat

    Advocates the promotion of energy-efficient buildings among members to reduce their energy footprint.

latest News

    • Grundfos India Partners with CDP to Promote the Business Case for Water Disclosure in the Country,
      Mar 18 2014

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    • Grundfos India joins hands with WWF 2014-India for Earth Hour,
      Mar 11 2014

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    • Grundfos India Installs a Roof Top Solar Power Plant,
      Feb 27 2014

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Calender of Events


Indo - Canadian Business Talk - Exploring Opportunities & Synergies in Sustainable Development

TERI Office ,Darbari Seth Block,India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.


Business Action Workshop: India-Based Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture

Jacaranda Room, India Habitat Center, Darbari Seth Block, Lodhi Road, New Delhi


Climate Change

Climate Change The Emerging Paradigm and Business Ethos

Yes Bank - Teri BCSD Survey

Yes Bank - Teri BCSD Survey of Green Real Estate Sector 2014

Yes Bank

  • The time has come when industry and business together look to what they can do for the society and government."

    Dr R K Pachauri
    Director General,TERI
    President TERI-BCSD

  • Our mission at TERI BCSD is to support the business license to operate, innovate, and grow in a world increasingly shaped by sustainable development issues."

    Mr Arun Seth
    Chairman BT India & Alcatel Lucent India
    Vice-Chair TERI-BCSD

  • Executive Committee 2013-15

    Mr Ulhas Yargop
    President, Information Technology Sector & CTO,
    Mahindra Group

    Mr Ajit Gulabchand
    Chairman & Managing Director,
    Hindustan Construction Co Ltd

  • Executive Committee 2013-15

    Mr Rana Kapoor
    Managing Director & CEO,
    YES Bank Ltd

    Mr Venkatesh Valluri
    Ingersoll Rand (India) Ltd

  • Executive Committee 2013-15

    Mr Rajiv Ranjan Mishra
    Managing Director,
    CLP Power India Pvt Ltd

    Mr Prasad Chandran
    Advisor, BASF India

  • Executive Committee 2013-15

    Mr. Deepak Amitabh
    PTC India Limited

    Mahendra Singhi
    Executive Director
    Shree Cement Ltd


  • pramod
    quot Making the economy green in India is not a matter of choice, but a matter of survival."

    Mr Pramoda Karkal
    Johnson Controls India

  • pramod
    quot The CSR department is the wrong place for climate change to be residing in a company…it should be in the mainstream with the company."

    Mr Arun Seth
    Chairman, BT (India) pvt. Ltd & Alcatel Lucent India

  • pramod
    quot Only the paranoid survive: we have to be paranoid about the future scenario."

    Mr Praveen Vishakantaiah
    President, Intel Technology India Pvt Ltd

  • pramod
    quot Sustainability is not just an environmental issue but has evolved into an economic issue."

    Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan
    Executive Co-Chairman & Chairperson, Executive Council,
    Infosys Technologies Ltd, India

  • pramod
    quot As we move towards Rio+20, what is the global business community prepared to commit to the sustainability agenda?"

    Mr Bjorn Stigson
    Former President, WBCSD

  • pramod
    quot Since businesses respond to market signals, there is need to reflect on the use/depletion of natural resources through market signals."

    Prof. Jeffrey D Sachs
    Director- Earth Institute & Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations

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