Caux Initiatives for Business (CIB) aims to engage business-people and decision-influencers in honest conversations on the broad issues associated with globalization and the human face of economics. Participants such as business leaders, young professionals, NGO representatives, trade unionists, business experts, are motivated by a shared commitment to personal integrity. They aim to address economic problems of immediate or long-term concern, including environmental imbalance, social exclusion, job creation and poverty reduction. CIB encourages decision makers to work together to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of values - in personal conduct and in economic life. CIB carries forward its aims through annual conferences at Caux, Switzerland, and Panchgani, India.
Caux Initiatives of Business is a member of Initiatives of Change International.
The first Caux Conference for Business and Industry (CCBI) or Caux Industrial Conference as it was called then, took place in 1973. Since then, many conferences have been held in Caux and elsewhere.
CIB's mission is to 'strengthen the motivations of care and moral commitment in economic life and thinking, in order to create jobs, correct economic and environmental imbalances and tackle the root causes of poverty'.