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

    • Nepal Earthquake: Indian companies pulling out all stops to aid rescue mission, offering men, money and materials,
      April 28 2015

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    • TERI inks pact with global research bodies on climate change,
      April 26 2015

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    • The lifetime value of your CSR,
      April 23 2015

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    • Jain Irrigation Systems Limited (Jisl) And Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (Mit) Usa Team Wins Prestigious Desal Prize,
      April 23 2015

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    • Indian companies may go green to meet power needs by 2020,
      April 22 2015

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    • Bayer undertakes CSR project to promote Sanitation & Hygiene,
      April 2 2015

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    • Mahindra Finance using CSR money to fund social startups SustainEarth and Sickle Innovations,
      April 2 2015

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Calender of Events


Enabling Finance for Scaling up Energy Efficiency in MSMEs

Seeks to highlight the key challenges faced by the sector and provide possible financing solutions for the MSMEs.

Ganga: An Inclusive Multi-Stakeholder Approach

Highlights the multifaceted aspects and provides insights pertaining to river basin management

  • 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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