The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and
sustain an environment conducive to the development of India,
partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through
advisory and consultative processes.
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit,
industry-led and industry-managed organization,
playing a proactive role in India's development
process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business
association has over 8000 members, from the private as
well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an
indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around
240 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.
CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy
issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency,
competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range
of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a
platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.
Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists
industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes.
Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate
initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains
including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity
management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.
The CII theme for 2016-17, Building National Competitiveness, emphasizes
Industry's role in partnering Government to accelerate competitiveness
across sectors, with sustained global competitiveness as the goal.
The focus is on six key enablers: Human Development; Corporate Integrity
and Good Citizenship; Ease of Doing Business; Innovation and Technical
Capability; Sustainability; and Integration with the World.
With 66 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and
9 overseas offices in Australia, Bahrain, China, Egypt, France,
Germany, Singapore, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships
with 320 counterpart organizations in 106 countries, CII serves as a
reference point for Indian industry and the international business