Global Compact Network India (GCNI) established the Centre of Excellence for Governance, Ethics and Transparency (CEGET) in 2015, with the overall objective of developing a premier knowledge repository that conducts innovative action research and training, provides a platform for dialogue and communication and facilitates systematic policy initiatives for strengthening governance, transparency and ethics in business. The goal of CEGET is to bring in diverse stakeholders on a common platform to deliberate upon challenges, exchange best practices, and make policy recommendations to promote responsible business standards, across various sectors.

CEGET has aligned its mandate for good governance of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed to the agenda of Corporate, Urban, Environment and Health Governance.

Good governance is the Occam’s Razor which decides the course of action for CEGET. CEGET’s work would follow its mandate and its flagship activities would broadly be covered under:

1. Corporate Governance:
- Ensure Ethical approach and Transparency in stakeholder governance, especially corporates.
- Develop Business Case for Good Governance and Anti-corruption
- Promote transparency in Procurement procedures, Value Chain Transparency and Sustainability and adherence to national and international compliance policies and norms

2. Urban Governance
- Integrate Transparency and accountability in public establishments, especially urban governance institutions.
- Spur adaptation of Framework for Smart Cities/Cities Governance.
- Advocate the need of Risk Assessment and PPP (Public Private Partnership) for Smart Cities/Cities

3. Environmental Governance:
- Promote Conservation, Preservation and Rehabilitation of environment along with Urban Pollution Control.
- Raise awareness about Biodiversity conservation and Climate Change and need for proactive alliances
- Fine tune collective action in biodiversity by enlisting the help of the industry.

4. Health Governance:
- Identify corruption challenges and execute diverse initiatives /projects to improve operations, processes and performances of healthcare sector in India.
- Encourage and engage stakeholders from different sectors and create ownership for promoting transparency and accountability in Healthcare Sector through AntiCorruption Collective Action India (ACCA).
- Align health projects/initiatives with SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being) and UHC (Universal Health Coverage).
- Initiate and strengthen partnership and collaboration to strengthen Healthcare Sector.
- Conduct research, design strategy, develop framework/case studies /compendium and dissemination of best practices for awareness generation and promoting responsible practices in healthcare sector.
- Organize, facilitate and participate in issue-based events, trainings & capacity building programmes, business roundtables and global, national and local level health initiatives/programmes.
- Facilitate knowledge sharing with/among diverse stakeholders to scale-Up ACCA in Healthcare Sector.
- Initiate networking and support policy advocacy with potential stakeholders through a structured and engaged ACCA Working Group.


1. CEGET draws its mandate from the UNGC’s principled framework especially around principle 10 and has aligned its mandate for good governance of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed to the agenda of Corporate, Urban, Environment and Health Governance.
2. Any mandate or projects vetted and approved by GC, within the aegis of SDGs, which promotes Ethical & Transparent Governance systems of GCNI- CEGET’s stakeholders such as corporates, government bodies, urban bodies, civil society organisations, academia & research institutes and & Healthcare experts and industry.
3. CEGET to follow a Collective Action Approach in all its Initiatives