India Sustainability Standards (ISS)
About ‘India and Sustainability Standards’
Centre for Responsible Business CRB’s annual flagship conference ‘India and Sustainability Standards: International Dialogues and Conference’ convenes international and Indian businesses, policymakers and all stakeholders to dialogue and develop roadmaps across issues and industry sectors – in supporting the momentum towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The journey of India and Sustainability Standards: International Dialogues and Conference (ISS) conceptualized as a dialogue platform by the CRB – began in 2012. With overwhelming response and encouragement over the years from Indian and international partners, standard setters, large companies, micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), civil society supporters, policymakers and government agencies, media and delegates, ISS evolved into a India based international Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Platform, and as an annual flagship conference.
CRB believes that sustainable business principles are a key ingredient that businesses of the future (and businesses with a purpose) should integrate into their enduring core values – that should ultimately inform their strategies and operations.
In our flagship annual conference, our endeavor is to convene a diverse set of stakeholders to understand and deliberate on the opportunities and challenges of integrating sustainability in core business practices and strategies to build a resilient business in an uncertain world.
India and Sustainability Standards: International Dialogues and Conference (ISS), was conceptualized as a dialogue platform by the Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) in 2012. CRB believes in the value of sustainable business principles for future oriented and purpose driven businesses. These principles must ultimately inform their strategies and operations to align with the Sustainability Agenda. Through its dedicated engagement, ISS has evolved into a truly international multi-stakeholder dialogue platform.
As CRB’s annual flagship conference, ISS convenes international and Indian businesses, policymakers, and other stakeholders to discuss, deliberate and develop roadmaps across key sustainability issues and industry sectors – in supporting the momentum towards Sustainability.
Over the years, ISS has received continued and overwhelming support and encouragement from its Indian and international partners, standard setters, large companies, micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), civil society supporters, policymakers, government agencies, media, and its
The eighth edition of ISS held in 2021, saw over 850 practitioners come together steadfast in their belief that promoting sustainable business, markets and societies is necessary and urgent. Some of the common messages from the discussions across sessions were – that the time to act on climate change is now; the need of the hour is to collaborate and together find specific solutions rather than reinventing the wheel; and to focus on voices of the marginalised and those who are often excluded from such discussions – to give them a platform and consider their perspective.