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CEEW is a Great Place to Work ® for the Second-year Running

We are delighted to announce that this year too CEEW has been certified as a Great Place to Work ® as per the latest study released by the Great Places to Work (GPTW) Institute. The certification is valid for one year from June 2021 to May 2022. 

The certification is a recognition for team CEEW and its workplace culture. The assessment was undertaken by the GPTW team through an independent and robust process comprising a Trust Index survey that team members responded to individually, a Culture Assessment audit and follow-up calls with select employees by the GPTW team. We met the qualifying criteria on each of these parameters and have, therefore, been certified, as a Great Place to Work® for this year too. Same as last year.

“To receive this acknowledgement while working remotely in a pandemic year is a testament of the fact that we place our people first. CEEW, the institution, is the handiwork of more than 400 people who have walked through our doors since 2011. A sincere thanks to all our partners and well-wishers who have stood by us in this difficult year,” Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, CEEW, said.

Earlier this year, CEEW was ranked first in South Asia among 'Top Think Tanks with Annual Operating Budget under $5 Million' by the University of Pennsylvania's '2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index' for the eighth year running. CEEW has also been ranked as South Asia's 'Top Energy and Resource Policy' think tank for three years in a row and among the 'Best Managed Think Tanks' in the world. Other categories in which CEEW has been featured include 'Top Science and Technology Think Tanks', 'Think Tanks to Watch', and 'Top Environment Policy Think Tank'.

10 years of championing sustainability

At CEEW, sustainability is not a choice. It is an imperative. It is behind every research question. It informs every product we innovate, every policy we design, every institution we reform, and every negotiation we attend. This is why we work with governments, industry, academia, and civil society to pave new paths to jobs, growth and sustainability. As our 10th year marches on, we look back on our efforts to champion sustainability in the film below.

Staying resilient during the pandemic

In Keeping the Faith stories, our colleagues, who recovered from COVID-19 opened up about the challenges they faced, the low points, how they found strength and their coping mechanisms. During the second wave of the pandemic, a quarter of our colleagues and their families were battling the various faces of the virus. Our COVID support team stepped up, often working all hours, to help in arranging medical supplies and hospital beds. Compassionate leaves, flexible work hours, and a counsellor for our team and their families are some of the support we are offering our colleagues across the country as the pandemic continues.


Giving back to the community

When the first wave of the pandemic hit India, we had launched the #SupportYourSuperheroes campaign to thank the courageous people and institutions that helped to flatten the curve. We donated PPE kits and protective provisions like sanitizers, masks, and gloves to North Delhi Municipal Corporation. We also made in-kind donations of PPE kits and protective provisions for local healthcare and community workers to South Delhi District Magistrate. And many team members pooled in their individual resources to donate Rs 2 lakh to NGOs working for COVID relief. In June 2020, we also released the report Jobs, Growth and Sustainability: A New Social Contract for India’s Recovery with sector-wise economic recovery plans to counter India’s short- to medium-term adversities.