The workshop also covered various topics such as CSR and ESG as tools for establishing responsible brands, effective BRSR disclosures, digital tools, IT portal/software for BRSR and the application of family-friendly policies in business
Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), organised a workshop on Business Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting (BRSR) in collaboration with UNICEF and National Stock Exchange at the NSE premises in Mumbai on Tuesday.
The workshop was attended by above 50 sustainability, CSR (corporate social responsibility), ESG (environment, social and governance) and BHR (business human rights) professionals from key corporate houses.
It aimed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the BRSR framework, which is based on the nine principles of the national guidelines for responsible business conduct (NGRBC). The BRSR framework is a mandatory disclosure mechanism for top 1000 listed companies or businesses to report their performance on ESG aspects and demonstrate their commitment to responsible business practices.
The workshop also covered various topics such as CSR and ESG as tools for establishing responsible brands, effective BRSR disclosures, digital tools, IT portal/software for BRSR and the application of family-friendly policies in business. The workshop enabled the participants to enhance their knowledge and skills in BRSR and its implementation.
The workshop was inaugurated by Harish Ahuja, SVP & head PSD - Power & Carbon Markets, Investor Awareness, NSE. He highlighted the role of ESG factors in enhancing the value and reputation of businesses and reducing the risks associated with non-compliance and negative externalities.
The workshop was part of the ongoing collaboration between IICA and UNICEF to promote responsible business conduct among corporates and relevant stakeholders in India. More workshops on BRSR in different cities across India are scheduled such as Indore, Delhi and Bengaluru.