TERI Council for Business Sustainability

TERI Council for Business Sustainability is one of the foremost networks of Indian businesses leaders working on a shared commitment to mainstream sustainability in business strategies and practices. TERI CBS engages with the core issue of what businesses must do to shape and lead in sustainability. As part of TERI CBS you stand to gain the following:

  • Sustainability strategy and roadmap development as per your vision
  • Participation in policy advocacy initiatives and lead the agenda in your industry
  • Performance benchmarking and performance improvement and see your business grow
  • Training and capacity building of your people to deep root sustainability


Chief Sustainability Officers Forum Meeting 2018

August 28, 2018
to August 28, 2018

Session details

Knowledge sessions covering current and emerging sustainable practices in global environment, energy transition in India and emerging financial instruments for sustainability. Action and consultation sessions on Collaborative approaches to waste management, SDGs and Indian Businesses and Matchmaking sustainability challenges with business solutions

Who should participate?

Chief Sustainability Officers/ Designated officers leading sustainability functions Representative from TER

Webinar on 'Circular Economy An Opportunity for Indian Businesses'

August 14, 2018
to August 14, 2018

TERI Council for Business Sustainability (CBS) is delighted to host the Fifth webinar in the series of 'Thought Leadership Webinar' for Indian companies and businesses.

Webinar on 'Valuation of Natural Capital in the context of Indian Businesses'

July 24, 2018
to July 24, 2018

On-going natural capital degradation has a material impact on companies by causing supply chain disruptions or by being forced to introduce costly alternatives to traditional inputs – undermining performance, profits, their license to operate and access to new markets.


Reimagining the Role of the Chief Sustainability Officer

Sustainability is a relatively new subject and the role of the Chief Sustainability Officer is newer still. The increase in regulations in the climate change space, need for non-financial business disclosures for investor organizations and the intensification of the international dialogue has made many organizations reposition the head of sustainability practice as a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO).

A tomorrow unlike yesterday: Transitions in the energy sector in India

Mr Arupendra Nath Mullick

Two key determinants of energy transition - technology and finance - have space for business intervention

The evolving role of the Chief Sustainability Officer in India

Mr Shankar Venkateswaran

The role is now of a strategic thinker, a provider of frameworks and guidance to the CEO to build a sustainability vision for the company


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.