A Tribute to CRB’s Founder – Dr Bimal Arora
From the Governing Body MembersWe the CRB Governing Body Members were shocked to learn about the sudden and
unexpected demise of our dear colleague, the Founding CEO and then Chairperson of CRB, Dr.
Bimal Arora on 2nd March 2022 in the UK.
Those who knew Bimal and his work, knew him as a passionate and tireless champion of
Sustainability and Social Development. Bimal as the CEO of CRB till 2015 brought the
organisation to a stable and self-sustaining foundation very quickly, before transitioning to
become the Chairperson of the Board of CRB.
One of his contributions - CRB’s flagship event - Indian Standards and Sustainability –
Conference and Dialogues has now become an event of national and international eminence.
For CRB, this annual affair has helped draw the attention and support of government, private
sector, academia, research institutions and civil society, both locally and internationally. Building
on his vision, CRB’s frontiers on sustainability has been expanded energetically by our CEO,
As a colleague to us Board Members, we were, and continue to be challenged and infused with
Bimal’s views of developing CRB as a leading southern voice on Sustainability and developing
CRB into a formidable think tank on the topic globally. This direction envisaged by Bimal and
endorsed by the CRB Board, will continue to guide CRB, expanding CRB’s wide ranging
activities and impacts on Sustainability.
Replacing Bimal’s untiring spirit and commitment to Sustainability will be a challenge. However,
the Board is fully committed to help evolve CRB into an entity following his aspirations. We will
miss Bimal, as surely will CRB’s leadership and staff. Needless to say, how he will be missed by
his colleagues at the University, friends, partners and the massive network of sustainability
practitioners in India and worldwide that Bimal worked to bring together.
MR. R. C. KESAR (Chairperson, CRB) | PROF. VASANTHI SRINIVASAN (Co-Chairperson, CRB) | MR. DEEPAK ARORA (Secretary, CRB) | DR. MEERA MITRA
(Honorary Member, CRB) | MR. FARHAD VANIA (Honorary Member, CRB) | PROF. PAWAN BUDHWAR
(Honorary Member, CRB)