About IRBF

India Responsible Business Forum (IRBF) is a platform which promotes data driven dialogue and action on responsible business practices of Indian companies. IRBF supports the National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business (NVGs). NVGs launched by Ministry of Corporate Affairs in 2011 laid a strong foundation to India’s business responsibility context.

IRBF invites people from business, civil society organizations, government, media, regulators and opinion leaders to join the platform.

The annual IRBF Conference is a congregation of civil society and business leaders devoted to making India’s business sector more responsible and inclusive. IRBF Conference looks at business responsibility in the context of National Voluntary Guidelines (NVG) covering social inclusion, environment & product lifecycle, ethics & transparency and consumer protection. IRBF emphasises the significance of data in business responsibility decisions. An index ranking the top 100 companies listed on Bombay Stock Exchange based on NVG disclosures is at the heart of IRBF Conference.



Anil Padmanabhana

Executive Editor, Mint


Harpreet Kaur

Deputy Director, Genpact Centre for Women’s Leadership


Susanta Sen

Principal Adviser, CII


Arun Maira

Former Planning Commission Member


Neha Kumar

Senior Adviser, GIZ


Sutapa Banerjee

Fomer CEO Private Banking ABN AMRO Bank and Ambit


Atul Dev Sarmah

Head Institutional Partnerships Corporate Communications,IICA


Pawan Mehra

Executive Board Member of cKers Finance and Managing Director of cKinetics


Prabhir Vishnu Poruthiyil

Asst.Professor, IIM Trichy, Economics, Public Policy