PiC was established as a not-for-profit organization in 1995 specifically to promote corporate social responsibility (CSR) in India and is amongst the country’s pioneering organizations that promoted CSR through partnerships. Our presence in policy spaces, including the role played by us in evolving National Voluntary Guidelines for Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities (NVGs), have helped promote CSR from a rights-based framework. We assist companies to become partners in development by promoting rights-based partnerships amongst business, disadvantaged communities and the government.

We collaborate with companies, business associations and the government as well as national and international civil society organizations on a wide range of innovative programmes to promote human rights in business.

We work towards strengthening progressive national and international instruments, especially the Constitution of India, NVGs, United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our work resonates closely with the SDGs, specifically Goal 8 (Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all) and Goal 12 (Sustainable consumption and production). Most relevant of all is Goal 17, which calls for a revitalisation of the global partnership for sustainable development.