Deputy Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry
Seema Arora works on designing innovative products and frameworks to build the business case for industry to invest in sustainability. She has created several initiatives, including the world’s first corporate sustainability label from the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CESD). As the head of CESD, she networks with industry, government, and community-based organisations to develop policy instruments and innovative voluntary approaches to sustainable development. She also provides input to help define sustainable development action plans for state governments. Arora provides training and counseling to industry for evolving a sustainability vision and a portfolio of sustainability strategies. Her main areas of interest include environmental policy, management systems, corporate sustainability, institutional strengthening, and capacity building.