Anything we can do to save paper will help reduce the amount of trash going into landfills, and it will also reduce energy use and pollution associated with manufacturing, transporting, and recycling new paper products. Most importantly, when we save paper, we reduce the need to cut down trees to make new paper Whether you …

The high performance entrepreneur by Subroto Bagchi

Definitely a book which must be read by aspiring entrepreneurs. The mindtree founder has nicely collated his experiences and challenges that he faced in his journey till date. He begins with a very basic Question that each entrepreneur should ask himself “Am I ready to be the entrepreneur”. To answer this question he gives examples …

teach india classes in march 2010

In this classes  we  combined all the levels.  The main purpose was to conduct a joint session and check how the students react. Since we have a single hall where we handle different levels we were not able to conduct some modules such as sing along. We narrated the below story to the kid. We …

Earth Hour 2010

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as …

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trd dish called 'suui in konkani

‘suui’ is a traditional breakfast made in some konkani homes….. first the leaves of jackfruit tree is taken and made in the shape of a cone by tying it with small sticks extracted from coconut leaves rice flour is mixed with water and then spread inside the leaf with hand. then a mixtue made of …

shigmo in karwar

this is a festival which is celebrated on the day of holi. People from the village come to our home and dance. The person who leads the dance is following this tradition through his generations. After the dance we apply tilak to the forehead of the leader and do a aarti. In local konkani lang …

Teach india class on 6th feb 2010

Todays we covered the module 10D. As part of these we explained kids the different animals name along with the sounds that they make. WE started our session in a normal warmup session where we say    Good Morning, students tell their name and class they study in. After this we showed the kids the …

Ethics in Business: Ethics or Ethical law, what comes first?

I prepared this ppt for a competition organised by “Guajrat NRE coke and economic times” on the eve of global steel conference being held in goa from 11-13th Feb 2010

Integrity Theme Presentation

The Concept – Background – The world is moving from the 1800s, which were the European century, and the 1900s, which were the American century, into the Asian century. Asian countries are trading with each other, and India is poised to become an innovative economy, not just a location for low-end jobs. As Indian economy is upbeat to take quantum jumps in the growth path, she is today embracing the world for greater foreign investment and economic development. More and more companies across the world are vying for a share in the growing Indian market as India unshackles herself from the socialistic economy of the 60s and 70s to an open modern economy of the new century. This shift will redefine business practices.

The path to become an economic superpower does not merely gets paved by liberalized economic policies formulated at the ministries of commerce and finance. For a sustainable development, a road map and awareness of an ethical business practice is also of similar importance. Many businesses have gained a bad reputation just by being in business. To some people, businesses are interested in making money, and that is the bottom line. Making money is not wrong in itself. It is the manner in which some businesses conduct themselves that brings up the question of ethical behavior.

What are the implications of these differences – and of India’s rise – for business ethics? Ethics need to be anchored to the idea of business as a profession. The most important among them is respecting the law of the land. All those interested in conducting business in India need to learn to respect the law of our country, abide by the tax systems and the process in which contracts are awarded and being executed. This also rises a pertinent question that are our laws transparent enough to conduct business in an ethical manner and is our implementation and monitoring mechanism robust enough to catch the rotten apple and throw it away from the basket. These are matter of intense debate.

There should be global standards of governance, but their application need to be adapted to local conditions. Business should run by being a subsystem to the social system and should promote ethics for improving health and wealth of the society consistently. Among other ideas, there is the need for a shift from a focus on shareholders to a focus on stakeholders and businesses need to work for the welfare of its stakeholders, for a sustainable development of the country and its people.

Ethics in business is a very broad term and includes among other things the social responsibility of business. Designing a proper rehabilitation mechanism of those affected by business and implementing it with utmost sincerity creates an air of trust and faith and removes the many bottlenecks in land acquisition (both forest and agricultural), for mine development and industrial activity. Taking the stakeholders in confidence and carrying them along the development path is the key to any sustainable development. Sensitive approach to the environment and the community in which a business operates speaks volume of the ethical behavior practiced in business, not to mention being fair and transparent to the employee and to the consumer.

And all these need to happen in the set framework of the legal system of the country. Also are our systems geared up to take the challenge thrown open by the changing socio-economic scenario? These are very vital issues that need to be addressed so that the fruits of development get percolated to the entire strata of the society or else the much hyped growth story faces a danger of getting lost in the oblivion, in the murk of distrust and anarchy being fuelled by corruption and unethical behavior of a handful.

The Contest Topic –Ethics in Business: Ethics or Ethical law, what comes first?