We live in an era of unprecedented urbanization.
The nature of risks globally has changed
enormously, and with their occurrences becoming
more unexpected and their effects becoming more
profound, risks need to be taken more seriously. Few
of our cities are vulnerable to disasters due to their
location in high-risk zones. Their vulnerability towards a possible disaster
has also increased considerably over the years due to many other risks
around us including the recent weather conditions, being influenced by
climate change. We in India, need to be adequately equipped to handle
unpredictable instances of natural and man-made disasters which are
extremely complex in nature.
Given the above, there was a need to increase the visibility of BCM in
India and also the commitment from the business leaders. In line with
the same we formed the BCI India Chapter in the year 2016, with forums
in Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi and Hyderabad. Since then we
have been conducting many activities and events engaging experts and
professionals form the BC domain. The forums have been materialistic by
their contribution during different incidents across the country.
The main objective of the chapter to increase BCM Visibility within
the organizations and its leadership across different industrial domains
through their knowledge sharing sessions and whitepapers and imparting
the required competence through their trainings. Thereby, rising the BCM
Community in India through the BCI training membership by making it
In line with the chapter objectives, we conducted a survey to gather
inputs related to BCM maturity in India, the risks and also about the
customizing the BCI membership and certifications for India. This report
provides the survey outcome along with certain inferences based on the
analysis of the survey data.
It gives me an immense pleasure to release our first India Survey Report.
It is my personal belief that a country like India has a strong need to build
an enduring contingency data points that can guide the practitioners
and business enterprises to get the right perspective to the BC plans. The
Survey reflects the thoughts of Corporate India about the BCM in the
country. It also provides the perception of corporate by bringing to the
forefront, the potential risks that BCM leaders think can effect business
operations and continuity.
R Vaidhyanathan (RV)
MBCI, CBCP, ISO 22301 & ISO 31000