The CEO Forum on Business and Human Rights is an initiative of the Global Compact Network India (GCN India).  The leadership for the initiative has come from the GCN Human Rights Sub-Committee – one of a number of such committees that is led by members of GCN India and supported by the secretariat. The India CEO Forum on Business and Human Rights exists to advance human rights in the business context among Indian Corporates, Companies and Business Houses having operations in India and aboard, and works towards establishing India as a global leader in this critical and valuable area of responsible business. Such leadership will, GCN India was formed by the UNGC participant companies from India. It was registered in New Delhi in November 2003 as a Non-Profit Society to function as the Indian Local Network of the Global Compact Programme, functioning within a   globally recognized and established initiative with a pan-India membership base. Global Compact Network (GCN) provides vehicle for Indian Companies- Large & SME, Academic institutions and Civil Society organizations to join hands towards   strengthening responsible business initiatives in India and Internationally.