Corporate honchos bat for equality

Corporate honchos bat for equality

The three-day Global Ethics Forum Conference began at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) here on Friday with experts from across the world making a case for reducing inequalities in the society to ensuring human dignity, more peace, stability and sustainable economic development. For the first time, the meet has been hosted outside Geneva.

Infosys CEO and Co-founder S D Shibulal, co-chair of Global Ethics Forum, in his opening remarks, said: “Private sector can and has to play an important role in contributing to equality in creating jobs, offering fair remuneration and gender equality.”

Intel India President Kumud Srinivasan underlined the need for cooperation of private, public and NGOs in addressing inequalities. In her presentation titled ‘Doing the Right Thing Right,’ she explained why ‘the rising tide (of growth) is not lifting all boats.’

IIM-B Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship Chairperson Prof Vasanthi Srinivasan and Globethics.net Executive Director Prof Christoph Stückelberger said the plenary sessions and work groups would draw lessons from China, Europe, Africa, South America about ways to deal with equalities and inequalities.

The forum looked for contribution to equality in concrete sectors such as gender equality, sharing economy as new economic models, fair trade relations of BRICS countries, more transparency in religious organisations, equal access to natural resources, new ways of holistic business education, spirituality for sustainability, he explained.

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