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Confederation of Indian Industry

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, with over 9000 members from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 300,000 enterprises from 294 national and regional sectoral industry bodies

For more than 125 years, CII has been engaged in shaping India’s development journey and works proactively on transforming Indian Industry’s engagement in national development. 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, livelihoods, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and sustainable development, to name a few.

As India marches towards its 75th year of Independence in 2022, CII, with the Theme for 2021-22 as Building India for a New World: Competitiveness, Growth, Sustainability, Technology, rededicates itself to meeting the aspirations of citizens for a morally, economically and technologically advanced country in partnership with the Government, Industry and all stakeholders.

With 62 offices, including 10 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 8 overseas offices in Australia, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, UAE, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 394 counterpart organizations in 133 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community

Confederation of Indian Industry
The Mantosh Sondhi Centre
23, Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003 (India) 911145771000 / 24629994-7
Reach us via our Membership Helpline Number: 00-91-99104 46244
CII Helpline Toll Free Number: 1800-103-1244

CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre

CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII-Godrej GBC) was established in the year 2004, as CII’s Developmental Institute on Green Practices & Businesses, aimed at offering world class advisory services on conservation of natural resources.

The Green Business Centre in Hyderabad is housed in one of the greenest buildings in the world and through Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) is spearheading the Green Building movement in the country.

The Green Business Centre was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the then President of India on 14 July 2004.

Services Offered

CII - Godrej GBC, offers advisory services to the industry in the areas of:
Green Buildings (IGBC)
Energy Management
Green Companies
Renewable Energy
GHG Inventorization
Green Product Certification (GreenPro)
Waste Management and Cleaner Production Process

CII-Godrej GBC works closely with the stakeholders in facilitating India emerge as one of the global leaders in Green Business by the year 2025.

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Indian Green Building Council

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was formed in the year 2001. The vision of the council is, "To enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in the sustainable built environment by 2025".

The council offers a wide array of services which include developing new green building rating programmes, certification services and green building training programmes. The council also organises Green Building Congress, its annual flagship event on green buildings.

The council is committee-based, member-driven and consensus-focused. All the stakeholders of construction industry comprising of architects, developers, product manufacturers, corporate, Government, academia and nodal agencies participate in the council activities through local chapters. The council also closely works with several State Governments, Central Government, World Green Building Council, bilateral multi-lateral agencies in promoting green building concepts in the country.

IGBC is India's Premier certification body, headquartered at Hyderabad. IGBC is also among the 5 countries who are in the board of World Green Building Council discussing global issues at COP and similar global platforms.

Green building movement today is a Pan India movement with over 10,930 projects with green footprint of over 10.26 billion sq.ft., making India the second country with largest green building footprint in the world. IGBC is working closely with Government of India on green building projects for more than 1000 projects across the country. Today, more than 90% of green buildings in the country is being facilitated by IGBC and more than 3,480 projects are certified & fully operational. IGBC rated green projects are encouraged by Central and State government incentives in 12 Indian states. IGBC is National by Choice, and Global in Performance.

For more details, please contact:
M Anand
Deputy Executive Director +91(40) 4418 5115

Green Building Movement in India

Green Building Defined
"A green building is one which uses less water, optimises energy efficiency, conserves natural resources, generates less waste and provides healthier spaces for occupants, as compared to a conventional building."
Green Building Movement in India

The Green Building movement in India was triggered off when CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre building in Hyderabad was awarded with the first and the prestigious Platinum rated green building rating in India. Since then, Green Building movement in India has gained tremendous impetus over the years.

With a modest beginning of 20,000 sq.ft. green built-up area in the country in the year 2003, today (as on 1st August 2023) more than 11,300 Green Buildings projects coming up with a footprint of over 10.27 Billion sq.ft are registered with the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), out of which 3,260 Green Building projects are certified and fully functional in India. This growth has been possible with the participation of all stakeholders in the green building movement.

Today all types of buildings are going the Green way- Government, IT Parks, Offices, Residential, Banks, Airports, Convention Centre, Institutions, Hospitals, Hotels, Factories, SEZs, Townships, Schools, Metros etc.,

For more details, please contact:
M Anand
Deputy Executive Director +91(40) 4418 5115

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