The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.
CII is a non-government, not-for- profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has over 8,300 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around 250 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.
CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.
Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.
The CII theme for 2017-18, India Together: Inclusive. Ahead. Responsible emphasizes Industry's role in partnering Government to accelerate India's growth and development. The focus will be on key enablers such as job creation; skill development and training; affirmative action; women parity; new models of development; sustainability; corporate social responsibility, governance and transparency.
With 66 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 10 overseas offices in Australia, Bahrain, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Singapore, South Africa, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 344 counterpart organizations in 129 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.
Globally, Renewable Energy is making rapid strides. Matching this trend, India is also witnessing an exponential growth in renewable energy and is expected to meet the GoI target of 175 GW by 2022. CII – Godrej GBC is organising its 17th Edition of "Green Power Conference & Exposition" on 11 & 12 October 2018, Chennai, India to promote policy & finance facilitation and business excellence in this sector.
Green Power Market Development Group Initiative aims to to accelerate the scale up of Indian green energy market through extensive engagement with Indian Industry and government
Training Needs Assessments for solar energy : Identified skill needs in the Indian solar Industry, and designed training solutions to upgrade manpower competency requirements.
Wind Policy Workshops were held in five states to facilitate wind energy policy development in order to achieve 60 GW by 2022
RE Financing Workshops were held with different Financial Initutions including REC to promote financing with Solar and wind developers
Renewable Energy Demand Enhancement aims to enhance demand for renewable energy in India against the 175gw capacity target by creating a demand for Renewable Energy among corporate buyers