This initiative commenced in 2008 as a collaborative project between the British Council, International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility
at the Nottingham University Business School and the Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. This project is intended to be a resource repository to enhance the teaching of CSR in Business schools in
India and is also meant for academics, educators and practitioners from all sectors of society, including NGOs as well as the corporate sectors.
The broad aims and objectives of this project are to:
The key partners involved in this initiative are the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, British Council, India, and International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) Nottingham UK
British Council India
The British Council is the United Kingdom's leading cultural relations organization and has its largest operations in India. British Council India operates as a division of the British High Commission and has offices in the four main metros as well as a network
of 11 libraries. Through the centres and programmes BCI promotes the diversity and creativity of British society and culture.
Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship (CCGC) at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
The Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship (CCGC) at the Indian Institute Management Bangalore was inaugurated in 2003, by Judge Mervyn King of South Africa, one of the leading world authorities on Ethics and Governance. The Centre brings under a single
umbrella the multidisciplinary contributions of various faculties to improve the understanding of Governance, which encompasses Ethics and all aspects of Responsible Business and sustainability. The Centre also provides policy support to the Government, encouraging
debate and dissemination of information and engaging in ongoing research on contemporary topics. It covers academia, Industry and also extends its sphere of influence to the not-for-profit sector.
The Centre was among the first to be accredited as a National Centre of Excellence by the National Foundation for Corporate Governance, sponsored
by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, and, through its association with national and international academic institutions and industry chambers, has played a leading role in the enhancement of corporate governance standards in the country.
The unique combination of governance, ethics and responsibility makes the Centre an appropriate destination for the confluence of these different
dimensions of good corporate behavior as well as national and investor wealth creation.
International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) at Nottingham University Business School
The ICCSR engages in mainstream research and teaching in the broad area of corporate social responsibility. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to the attention of business to:
Through its inter-disciplinary approach and international focus, the ICCSR aims to develop expertise in the analysis and verification of CSR, particularly
regarding why it takes place, how it is enacted and what difference it makes; contribute to the acquisition of CSR knowledge, facilitate learning about CSR; and enhance the business, social and governmental case for CSR.