The Centre for Business & Society (CBS) at XIMB was established in 2019. The Centre takes over the 10 year legacy of the Centre for Resettlement, Rehabilitation & Corporate Social Responsibility (CRRCSR). Over 10 years, the CRRCSR was involved in several research and consulting activities with leading organizations like Coal India, Tata Steel, Tehri Hydro Power Development Corporation (THDC), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), ELGI Equipments, Bio fuel Circle.com, Mahindra & Mahindra among others. It represented XIMB through invited presentations at leading business schools including Harvard Business School and INSEAD.

The Centre for Business & Society (CBS) aims to work at the intersection of business and society issues with the objective of contributing to a just and equitable society. Topics of interest include Climate Change, Sustainability oriented Innovations and Marketing, Sustainable Development Goals, Circular Economy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Giving Voice to Values.


Academic Projects

  1. Faculty Development Workshop on ‘Business Integrity & Ethics’- 22nd January, 2020 under Education for Justice (E4J) project of the UNDP.

Industrial Projects

  1. Sponsored project- Waste Management & Circular Economy- Mahindra & Mahindra. Completed (June 2020).

  2. Sponsored Project- New Market Business Strategy- Elgi Equipments- Ongoing

  3. Sponsored Project- Corporate Volunteering- Cognizant Technology- Ongoing.

Advisory Board (Academic)

  1. Bobby Banerjee, Professor, Cass School of Business, Imperial College London.

  2. Bernard Mckenna, Associate Professor, University of Queensland Business School, Australia.

  3. Latha Ravindran, Professor ( Retd.), Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar

  4. Mary Gentile, Professor, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, USA.

  5. Josep Maria, Professor, ESADE Business School, Spain


Dr. Subhasis Ray

Professor, XIMB


Phone- 0674-6647994

Centre Manager

Ms. Sangeeta Barla


Phone- 0674-6647850

Research Associate

Chinmoy Bandyopadhyay