The Center for Economic Fragility and Governance (CEFg) will organize an awareness conference on Responsible Business Practices in collaboration with Asia Society for Social Improvement & Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) with Headquarters in Manila, Philippines on September 22, 2016. 


The economic growth over the last few decades has brought with it social and environmental pressures as well as the need to raise standards in corporate governance. Good governance makes an organization committed to sound operating practices based on conscience, openness, fairness, professionalism, mutual respect and trust, transparency and accountability in building confidence of its various stakeholders thereby paving the way for its long-term success and sustainability.


Siemens launched a global Siemens Integrity Initiative which supports organizations and projects fighting corruption and fraud. Promotion and Adoption of Responsible Business Practices by Corporates in India is a 4-year project (Launched on 18th March 2015) supported by the Siemens AG under Siemens Integrity Initiative. It aims to

  • Raise standards and create awareness of compliance and business integrity
  • Create a common platform for dialogue with the private and public sector players
  • Strengthen the rule of law

The initiative focuses on supporting projects that have a clear impact on the business environment, can demonstrate objective and measurable results, and have the potential to be scaled up and replicated.

Target Sectors

  • Private Sector Organizations
  • Academic Institutions
  • Governmental Organizations
  • Industry Associations

No Registration Fee/Charges Involved

VENUE: Radisson Blu, Ernakulam Junction, Kadavanthara, Sahodaran Ayyappan Rd, Eroor South, Kochi. 

Program for Awareness Conference

Time Context Name of the Speaker
09:30am - 10:00am Registration  
10:00am - 10:30am Keynote Address - Corruption and elimination of corruption

Mr. P. C. Cyriac, IAS (Retd)
Former Chief Secretary
Government of Tamil Nadu

10:30am - 11:15am Cases in Good Governance Practices

Ms. M. Indira Priyadarshini
Head, Social Sector Consulting,
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
(Kerala Operations, Kochi)

11:15am - 11:30am Tea Break  
11:30am - 12:15pm

Quality Certification towards Customer Satisfaction

Mr. K. Kadirvel
Head, Bureau of Indian Standards,
Government of India, Kerala Branch

12:15pm - 01:00pm Ethics in product and service marketing and advertising

Mr. P. Ravindranath
Head, R K Swamy BBDO
(Kerala Operations)

01:00pm - 02:00pm

Lunch Break  
02:00pm - 02:45pm

Innovative HR practices for business stakeholders

Dr. George Sleeba
Former Chairman and MD,
FACT Limited

02:45pm - 03:30pm

Panel Discussion 'Business Ethics: Basic Foundation for Corporate Organisation’

Moderator : Dr. Shyam Nath
Director, Center for Economic Fragility &
Governance, Amrita University. Kerala

Panelists : Mr. P. C. Cyriac,
Mr. P. Ravindranath,
Ms. M. Indira Priyadarshini,
Dr. George Sleeba, Mr K Kathirvel,
Dr (Ms). Yeti Nisha Madhoo

03:30pm - 03:45pm Closing Remarks

Mr. K. Karunakaran
Head - Projects, ASSIST

03:45pm - 04:00pm Networking & Tea  
Event Details
09:30 to 16:00





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