TERI Council for Business Sustainability

TERI Council for Business Sustainability (TERI CBS) serves as the interface for TERI’s research work to be connected to the corporate world. TERI CBS engages with the core issue of what businesses must do to shape and lead in sustainability. The Council is a network of Indian business leaders working on a shared commitment to mainstream sustainability in business strategies and practices. Activities of the Council are governed by an Executive Committee - comprising CEOs from amongst the member companies.



  • Harnessing the Potential


    TERI CBS Calendar of Corporate Engagements in FY 2024-25

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    Navigating Discussions on Decarbonisation and Business Actions at COP28

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  • greenhouse gases


    Panel Session with IPCC Chair and Indian Business Leaders

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  • Sustainability trends report



    Green Market Instruments for Industry Decarbonisation – Spotlight on Steel in Emerging Economies

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  • greenhouse gases


    Environmental Sustainability Summit—Harnessing Bamboos’ Potential for a Sustainable Tomorrow

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More at TERI CBS


Meeting of Chief Sustainability Officers

February 8, 2024
to February 8, 2024

Virtual Roadmap Workshop for Decarbonisation of Cement Sector in India

December 20, 2021
to December 22, 2021

'The Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT)' was launched by Sweden and India at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York in 2019. Its 35 members, 16 countries, and 19 companies come from all continents and work together to reach net-zero emissions in the industry. Stockholm Environment Institute hosts the Secretariat of LeadIT.

India - Hydrogen Landscape

September 7, 2021
to September 7, 2021

The webinar aims to familiarise Norwegian companies with the Indian hydrogen sector.

On 7 September 2021, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM IST

Technology Session: Green Steel through Hydrogen Direct Reduction

August 18, 2021
to August 18, 2021

The paper 'Green Steel through Hydrogen Direct Reduction: A study on the role of hydrogen in the Indian Iron and Steel' was launched at a technology session organised online.

On 18 August 2021 | 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM IST

Knowledge Webinar series: Transforming to a net-zero emissions scenario

August 4, 2021
to August 4, 2021

To support the principles of the Industry Charter for Near Zero Emission Ambition by 2050, TERI is hosting a series of Knowledge Webinars to share insights with practitioners and leaders of Indian industry.

On 4 August 2021, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM IST


Changing role of chief sustainability officers in the services sector

The role of a sustainability officer, particularly in the services sector, becomes multi-dimensional as all players in the ecosystem have to be taken along

Changing role of chief sustainability officers

Sustainability in businesses has moved from a compliance based approach to an impact measurement and mitigation approach


Sustainability Super Trends 2018

Transformation, Momentum and Collaboration emerge as the keywords for Indian companies exhibiting their leadership on sustainability. The term 'sustainability' having reached boardrooms, the practices are being increasingly mainstreamed.

The TERI CBS report captures the Sustainability Super Trends of 2018 that - CEOs, Business Heads, Chief Sustainability Officers and/or such designated officers leading sustainability function - should be cognizant about. These trends become vital while shaping sustainability roadmaps and materiality evaluation for Indian companies.

White paper on National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)

Through successive consultations with its member companies and advice provided by the industry associations, TERI-BCSD developed the White Paper on "Corporate Action Plan on Climate Change". The White Paper brings out a clear definition of actions by business and industry, which will facilitate the development of specific policies and augment the implementation of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).