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ABOUT THE CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP
 
FICCI has set up the Centre for Sustainability Leadership to assist companies achieve sustainability through appropriate strategies and implementation, involving their value chains, and helping them adopt sustainable pathways through relevant interventions and ecosystem-based approaches that promote sustainable consumption, sustainable production, and sustainable lifestyles.
 
The Centre has been established with Hindustan Unilever Limited as the Founding Member. 
 
CENTRE’S FOCUS AREAS

Climate and sustainability solutions

  • Climate risk assessment
  • Decarbonisation
  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate resilience
  • ESG strategy and implementation
  • Supply Chain Sustainability

Ecosystem-based solutions

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Forest conservation
  • Land restoration
  • Regenerative agriculture
FOCUS ON SMEs
Mainstreaming sustainability and climate resilience of SMEs is at the core of the sustainable development agenda as it will encompass inclusiveness, strong social and environmental co-benefits, improve the overall health of SMEs, and facilitate progress on the sustainable development goals.
 
The Centre will act as a catalyst for building sustainable and climate-resilient SMEs by undertaking the following initiatives:
  • Intensive capacity building and sensitisation efforts. The Centre will provide geographical and sectoral case studies and best practices, opportunities to learn from peers, and access to technology providers.
  • Supporting move towards better compliance with both national and international regulations, in tandem with the evolving regulatory landscape in the future.
  • Improving SME’s understanding of risks and opportunities associated with environment, social, and governance (ESG) norms, and equip them with the skill sets to measure and monitor their risks and ESG performance.

KNOWLEDGE PARTNER
ECube Investment Advisors Private Limited
 
ECube is an Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) focused platform, founded by a team with deep corporate and operating experience. It provides a range of services, including advisory services, supporting investors and companies in developing and deploying ESG strategies and ESG performance improvement. ECube is also leveraging its own networks and partnerships to offer optimal solutions and services to the Centre.
 
IMPLEMENTATION PARTNERS
Multiple, would be selected through competitive bidding process.
 
IMPACT

In five years, the Centre would have created the following impact:

  • Built the largest community of practitioners, experts, and sustainability leaders.
  • Created the most comprehensive repository of knowledge and information on climate change and sustainability for companies.
  • Trained / built capacities of large number of MSMEs.
  • Developed and provided deeper understanding and insights for the top 1000 companies mandated under BRSR.
  • Created awareness on BRSR among thousands of additional companies beyond the top 1000, including members of their value chains.
  • Created extensive dialogues and programmes within 10 carbon intensive sectors – cement, chemicals, fertilizers, FMCG, power, oil and gas, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, steel, textiles.
  • Built a curated showcase of climate tech start-ups and connected them with FICCI members.
  • Created knowledge partnerships with several organisations/institutions, including consultants, auditors, academic institutions, management schools, R&D centres, etc.
GOVERNANCE MODEL FOR CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP
Steering Committee:
Patrons, Founding Members, Ex-officio Members and Knowledge Partner
 
Advisory Council:
Senior leaders and Experts
 

Centre In-charge

Jyoti Vij
Additional Director General

CONTACT US

Abha Seth
Consultant
E: abha.seth@ficci.com

Nidhi Tomar
Senior Assistant Director
E: nidhi.tomar@ficci.com 

Phone-91-11-23738760-70

 

 

Team Leader

Abha Seth Kataria

Consultant

Timeline

2024
Jun
Event

Third Climate Startup Showcase

May
Event

Online Session on Biodiversity Conservation

Event

Climate Startup Showcase on 'Sustainable Agriculture'

Apr
Event

Online Awareness Session on Sustainable Finance

Mar
Event

ESG Catalyst Programme: Transforming Businesses for a Better Tomorrow

Event

Fireside Chat on ESG: Past, Present and Future

Feb
Event

Building Sustainable Businesses for the Future

2023
Dec
Event

Workshop on Simplifying Sustainability for MSMEs - The What and Why of Sustainability

Jun
Press Release

Charting a Sustainable Future: FICCI and HUL partner to establish ‘Centre for Sustainability Leadership’

Events

Jun, 2024

Third Climate Startup Showcase

Jun 21, 2024 Virtual Platform, 1500-1630 Hrs

May, 2024

Online Session on Biodiversity Conservation

May 30, 2024 Virtual Platform, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Climate Startup Showcase on 'Sustainable Agriculture'

May 17, 2024 Virtual Platform, 1500 Hrs

Apr, 2024

Online Awareness Session on Sustainable Finance

Apr 29, 2024 Virtual Platform, 1200-1330 Hrs

Mar, 2024

ESG Catalyst Programme: Transforming Businesses for a Better Tomorrow

Mar 15 - Mar 16, 2024 Online Training Programme

Fireside Chat on ESG: Past, Present and Future

Mar 04, 2024 Virtual Platform, 1900-2000 Hrs

Feb, 2024

Building Sustainable Businesses for the Future

Feb 16, 2024 Virtual Platform, 1500-1600 Hrs

Dec, 2023

Workshop on Simplifying Sustainability for MSMEs - The What and Why of Sustainability

Dec 14, 2023 Virtual Platform, 1600-1645 Hrs

Charting a Sustainable Future: FICCI and HUL partner to establish ‘Centre for Sustainability Leadership’

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