Shikhar Jain

Shikhar Jain

Executive Director, Confederation of Indian Industry


Mr Jain has over 25 years of experience as business sustainability expert. Has developed, implemented & integrated various EHS best practices, enhanced compliance & risk management framework, for several top Indian & global firms. Has designed, implemented and integrated Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety and Social programs/management systems in over 500 facilities and for corporate-wide operations. His responsibilities include policy dialogue & consultation with government, development agencies, think-tanks & various stakeholder groups on ESG ratings, sustainability strategy, circular economy and aspects of strategic importance to corporates. Mr. Jain had been lead trainer & faculty for various accredited training courses for IRCA (UK), IEMA (UK), SAI (US), GRI (EU), QCI (India) and has conducted over 500 trainings (open & in-company), helping around 15,000 professionals for raising awareness & competence on GRI, Sustainability disclosures, Stakeholder engagement, environment, occupational health & safety, social accountability, carbon neutrality, zero-waste to landfill, regulatory compliances. Within CII-Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CESD), Mr. Jain's responsibilities include training, advisory and consulting on a wide spectrum including leadership & strategy on sustainability, sustainability assurance, management systems, sustainability reporting & sustainability management framework across value chains. Mr. Jain represents the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in various committees and working groups of the Bureau of Indian Standards, AccountAbility, UK, and Global reporting Initiative and has been involved with development of international standards ISO 26000; Guidance on Social Responsibility, GRI G4 Guidelines & AA 1000 SES on Stakeholder Engagement. Have been nominated as CII representative on the Board of Governors of NSC, Mumbai and served as Board Member for Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board. Have extensive work experience on USAID, WORLDBANK, ADB, EU, GIZ donor agency funded projects on environment & sustainability related aspects.

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Adaptation, Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, Carbon Markets, Circular economy, Energy, Just transition, Loss and damage, Nature / biodiversity, Oceans / water, Transparency

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