The India Responsible Business Forum was launched on October 27th, 2015 by Oxfam India, Corporate Responsibility Watch, Praxis and Partners in Change. An index analysing policies of the top 100 listed companies in India from the lens of inclusion was launched at IRBF. The Index is an outcome of a collaborative partnership between Corporate Responsibility Watch, Oxfam India, Change Alliance, Praxis Institute for Participatory Practices and Partners In Change. The inaugural conference of the IRBF was attended by as many as 80 representatives from the private sector, civil society and the government of India.The keynote speaker was Mr. Pooran Chandra Pandey, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact Network, India. Mr. Kiran Karnik, Chairperson, Oxfam India Board and former President of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) delivered a special address at the event.