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About CII

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India, partnering industry and government alike through advisory and consultative processes.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded over 117 years ago, it is India's premier business association, with a direct membership of over 7000 organisations from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 90,000 companies from around 400 national and regional sectoral associations.

With 63 offices including 10 Centres of Excellence in India, and 7 overseas offices in Australia, China, France, Singapore, South Africa, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 223 counterpart organisations in 90 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.

CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII - Godrej GBC) is one of the 10 Centres of Excellences of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre offers advisory services to the industry in the areas of Green buildings, energy efficiency, water management , environmental management, renewable energy, Green business incubation and climate change activities.

The Centre sensitises key stakeholders About CII to embrace Green practices and facilitates market transformation, paving way for India to become one of the global leaders in Green businesses by 2015.

The Centre is housed in a Green Building which received the prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Rating in 2003. This was the first Platinum rated Green Building outside of U.S.A and the third in the world. The Centre was inaugurated by H.E Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, the then President of India, on July 14, 2004

About CII - Triveni Water Institute

The CII-Triveni Water Institute (CII-TWI), is a joint endeavor of the Government of Rajasthan (GoR) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). It is the first of its kind in the world embracing the representation of - Government, Industry and Civil Society to address the critical issue of water management in a holistic and sustainable manner. A MoU was signed for setting up the water institute during the water summit 2006, Jaipur in the presence of the then Governor H E Smt Pratibha Patil. The core purpose of the CII-TWI is to transform water conservation & management practices involving all stakeholders.

In view of the looming water crisis the CII - Triveni Water Institute has developed a plan to provide a comprehensive solution towards efficient water management. A few critical areas which are of long term business interests to CII-Triveni Water Institute will be Industrial Water treatment, Municipal Water supply & Waste water treatment, Water shed development, Rain water Harvesting, development, Rain water Harvesting, Community based drinking water projects, Drip irrigation projects, Urban and Rural Sanitation.

CII-Triveni Water Institute has been rendering water management services to various end users in industries and to the community as a whole. The services include Preliminary water survey, detailed water audits, training programs, developing Public Private Community partnership projects (PPCP) in water resource management under the auspices of India Business Alliance on Water (IBAW) and organizing events such as National Awards for Excellence in Water Management in industries, Water Investor's meet and the Water summit.