A new IBLF report: Leadership in a Rapidly Changing World – How Indian Business Leaders are Reframing Success, based on a collection of 20 in-depth face-to-face interviews with Indian business leaders, who are Chairs, CEOs or senior executives of major Indian businesses, recommends ways to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth in India by harnessing business […]
Change is afoot in India, as the debate on the role of business to support inclusive growth shifts from theory to implementation. The new landscape is one where companies are mandated by government to spend a proportion of their profits on CSR initiatives while major aid agencies are scaling down development funding for NGOs in the country.
Imagine this: You manage a successful company that distributes Portable Toilet Cabins (PTC) in India. You see 24% of India’s urban population living in slums with very limited access to formal toilets, 50% of India’s population still defecating in the open, and around 6,000 children dying each day from diseases related to poor sanitation, such as diarrhoea.