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About RBS

National Business Initiative (NBI) Nepal started our journey towards ethical and responsible business in 2013 by publicly declaring NBI Code of Conduct Principles in presence of then Cabinet Chair Rt. Honorable Mr. Khila Raj Regmi. The Code was endorsed by over 100 businesses in Nepal.

Building on this momentum, First Responsible Business Summit (RBS) was organizedin August 2014 with the theme "Ethical Practices for Business Success". The summit was inaugurated by then Prime Minister Rt. Honorable Sushil Koirala and His Excellency German Ambassador to Nepal graced the ceremony as special guest. Acknowledging the importance of the summit and role it played in advancing the responsible business agenda, we promised to hold RBS every two years.

Accordingly, Second Responsible Business Summit was held in August 2017 on the theme "Corporate Conscience for Business Excellence". Rt Honorable Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba inaugurated the opening plenary. Both these summits saw active participation and engagement of nearly 500 leaders from business, government and civil society for 2 days establishing Responsible Business Summit as the most elegant and the only one of its kind multi-stakeholder national platform to learn about responsible business practices in Nepal, get inspired to start or improvise on the responsible business journey and network with like minded people from across the country.

Following the rich history, we now present the Third Responsible Business Summit with the theme "Responsible Business for Sustainable Development" on 5-6th September 2019. RBS 2019 will have a prominent focus on the Sustainable Development Goals or Agenda 2030

About NBI

National Business Initiative (NBI) was established by fourteen major Nepalese Business Associations, and individual companies as an apolitical and non-profit-making organization in 2005. It is registered under Institution Registration Act in District Administrative Office of Kathmandu and affiliated to Social Welfare Council of Nepal. NBI is recognized as income-tax exempt organization by Inland Revenue Department of Nepal.

NBI Office Bearers :

  • Mr. Padma Jyoti, President
  • Mr. Kush Kumar Joshi, Vice-President
  • Mr. Surendra Bir Malakar, Secretary General
  • Mr. Sukuntalal Hirachan, Treasurer
  • Mr. Umesh Shrestha, Vice-Treasurer
  • Mr. Saroj Pandey, Secretary
  • Mr. Suresh Pradhan, Secretary
Hightlights of RBS 2019

The 3rd RBS is a continuation of previous efforts with a view to address additional relevant issues and to further reinforce the summitís cause and strengthen partnerships.

In this yearís conference we are taking things a notch up by making the entire conference even bigger and grander in terms of partners, participants, speakers and the overall promotion and coverage. Some of the major highlights of this yearís conference are:

  • i) Four parallel themes and sixteen different sessions
  • ii) Fifty international and national speakers and 500 participants
  • iii) One International Speakers in each theme for global exchange. One national company and one business stakeholders' case to set the context
  • iv) Extensive coverage of topics relevant to responsible business agenda for Nepal
  • v) Deep integration with policies of relevant government authorities, management systems of businesses, curricula/teaching practices of universities and projects/programs of development partners
  • vi) Conference proceedings will be used as teaching learning material for graduate management colleges of Nepalese universities
  • vii) Wide-ranging tech-savy and digital promotion
  • viii) Ample opportunity to network, showcase and learn











Meet our professonals

Darshana Shrestha

Darshana Shrestha

General Secretary - Federation of Woman Entrepreneurs’ Associations of Nepal (FWEAN)

Ms. Darshasna Shrestha is an entrepreneur herself, a master trainer and mentor for
entrepr... Read More

Umesh Chandra Rai

Umesh Chandra Rai

CEO Yeti Airlines/Tara Air

Umesh Chandra Rai, CEO of Yeti Airlines & Tara Air started his career in banking with Indosue... Read More

Rohan Gurung

Rohan Gurung

President, Nepal Assocation of Foreign Employment Agencies

Mr. Rohan Gurung is President of (Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies (NAFEA) since... Read More

Jyoti Regmi Adhikary

Jyoti Regmi Adhikary

Associate Professor-KUSOM

Jyoti Regmi Adhikary is associated with Kathmandu University since 2007. Currently, she is an Ass... Read More

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Inaugural Plenary Session

The grand inaugural plenary session will be graced by Honorable Acting Prime Minister and attended by distinguished leaders from all business sector.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Parallel Session I : Enhancing Human Capital

The session will have following objectives: i) Understanding the role of Technical Education for Skill Building ii) Understanding how investing in skill building can strengthen human capital and contribute attainment for SDGs iii) Discuss how private sector employers can provide inclusive employment to TVET graduates and contribute in the development of the skills of their employees

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Parallel Session II : Strengthening Corporate Governance

The session will have following objectives: i) Discuss how private sector businesses, especially family-owned businesses can ensure better corporate governance ii) Understanding how corporate governance can help in the attainment of SDGs iii) Issues regarding Corporate Governance in Nepal iv) Types of companies and their mode of operation

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Parallel Session II : Occupational Health, Safety & Emergency Preparedness

The session will have following objectives: i) To understand the Occupational health and safety provisions proposed in the latest Labor Act of Nepal ii) To share the good practices of companies in ensuring the need of occupational health, safety and emergency preparedness iii) To share about the collaborative organizations who can offer to develop capabilities of private sector to improve occupational health, safety and emergency preparedness

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Parallel Session I : Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

The session will have following objectives: i) Discuss how private sectors especially foreign employment sector and other employers are ensuring their recruitment free from modern-day slavery ii) Discuss best practices rather than never used prescriptions for enhanced learning iii) Discuss how private sectors can work to ensure the issues of modern-day slavery are well dealt with iv) Discuss the forms of modern-day slavery prevalent in Nepal and faced by Nepali people outside Nepal v) Understand the international collaborations taking place for addressing this particular problem

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  • Account Number: 0201017505160
  • Bank: Nabil Bank
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