The Center for Economic Fragility and Governance (CEFg) will organize a program for Knowledge Cafe on Responsible Business Practices in collaboration with Asia Society for Social Improvement & Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) with Headquarters in Manila, Philippines on September 23, 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 terms of 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.

About the Project

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 years 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 dialog with the private and public sectors
  • 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 Audience

  • 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 Knowledge Café

Time  Contest Speaker
10:00am - 10.30am  Registration  
10:30am - 11.00am  Welcome Address  
11:00am - 11.15am  Tea Break  
11:15am - 12.00pm

 Good Governance Practices
 for balanced corporate growth

 Mr. Venugopal C. Govind
 Senior Managing partner,
 Varma & Varma Chartered

12:00pm - 12.45pm  Corporate Social Responsibility:Myth and Reality

 Dr. Shyam Nath
 Director, Centre for Economic Fragility & Governance,
 Amrita University,

12:00pm - 12.45pm  Closing Remark  Mr. K. Karunakaran
 Head Projects, ASSIST
01:00pm - 02.00pm  Lunch & Networking  
Event Details
10:00 to 13:00





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