Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Social Accountability International (SAI) and Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) partnered through a three-year (2010-2013) development partnership project in India to incubate a centre of excellence for development of capacity building initiatives in the domain of business responsibility and voluntary standards. The incubated centre was registered as a not-for-profit entity, Centre for Responsible Business (CRB), in November 2011 under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860.
The Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) is an independent centre of excellence, working with business and stakeholders to promote responsible business strategies, policies and practices. Based out of New Delhi and global orientation, CRB’s activities are organized under four verticals in CSR and Sustainability domains:
Customized Advisory Services
Action and Policy Research
Training and Capacity Building
Convening Knowledge Forums
Our foundation is driven by these four verticals that facilitates an ecosystem for uptake on sustainable business practices and create impact on the ground. Over the years, we have pioneered multi-stakeholder engagement on sustainable business related issues in India. CRB finds the framework of voluntary sustainability standards as a prime tool to adhere to with sustainable business practices. CRB’s commitment towards promotion of responsible business practices lies in developing tools and linkages of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).