Partners & Governing Council
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, industryled and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has over 7900 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. In its 120th year of service to the nation, the CII theme of "Build India- Invest in Development, A Shared Responsibility", reiterates Industry's role and responsibility as a partner in national development. The focus is on four key enablers: Facilitating Growth and Competitiveness, Promoting Infrastructure Investments, Developing Human Capital, and Encouraging Social Development.
UNDP works in almost 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. UNDP has worked in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development, from democratic governance to poverty eradication, to sustainable energy and environmental management. UNDPâs programmes are aligned with national priorities and are reviewed and adjusted annually.
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful and transforms the ways companies hire, market and sell. It's vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce through ongoing development of the world's first Economic Graph. LinkedIn has more than 400 million members and has offices around the world.
Association of Indian Universities (AIU) is one of the premier institutions of the Country working for the cause of Higher Education. Established in 1925 as Inter University Board of India and Ceylone, it was rechristened as Association of Indian Universities in 1973. As a representative body of Universities of India, it liaises with the universities and the government (central as well as state) and coordinates among the universities and other apex higher education organizations of the world. The main objective of the AIU is to protect and promote the interest of universities and facilitate their activities especially by way of sharing information and increasing cooperation in the field of culture, sports, and allied areas, and help universities in mutual recognition of degrees. Being a communion of highest academics of the country i.e. the Vice Chancellors, it inevitably assumes the role of a Think Tank and Academic Leader in the country. At present out of 736 universities in the country, 596 are the members of the Association. Apart from Indian Universities, there are 10 foreign universities as associate members of the AIU.
PeopleStrong is a leading platform-based mpHRO (Multi-process HR Outsourcing) and technology company, headquartered at Gurgaon, India. It specializes in HR shared services, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), payroll & compliance management, and cloud-based HR technology solutions. Since its establishment in 2005, the company has built a unique combination of domain expertise, operational excellence, and innovative technology to deliver optimum level of services to its customers. Through its platform-based HR solutions, PeopleStrong facilitates the customers to achieve higher gain margins, efficient business functions, increased productivity levels, better return on investment (ROI), and âhappier employeesâ. PeopleStrong has clients across diverse industry sectors. The company is one of the first platformbased integrated HRO/RPO companies in India to be successfully assessed on Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 for reporting on controls by Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. supplementing with Institution wide and candidate report for developing competencies for employment.
Pearson was actually founded in 1844 by Samuel Pearson as S. Pearson and Son, a small building firm in Yorkshire in the North of England. As the world's learning company, our mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning. But while global demand for education is rising and technology is improving access and affordability, inequality remains a worldwide problem. We believe we can help. But in order to do this, we need to build trust by upholding the highest standards, and lead in creating solutions to the world's biggest social, economic and environmental challenges. To do this successfully, and to meet the needs of our fast-changing world, we are transforming Pearson. We are becoming ever more global, digital and data-driven, more personal and locally relevant, and closer to the people who use our products and services.