India Responsible Business Index (IRBI) analyses the policies, disclosures and mechanisms of top 100 companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange within the National Voluntary Guidelines (NVGs) framework. The index is a tool that has been designed to measure:
. voluntary disclosure by companies
. policy commitments of companies to NVG principles and, in so doing, incentivise greater levels of disclosure and policy commitments.
In 2015, the index was developed by Corporate Responsibility Watch, Oxfam, Praxis, Change Alliance and Partners in Change. The index focused on social inclusion covering NVG Principles 8 and partly covering Principles 2, 3, 4 and 5.