ECONOMYNEXT – Business should stand for values like honesty and speak out against corruption while promoting reforms that spur investment, British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka James Dauris said.
As leaders we need to act out and stand for our core values, what we believe is right and good,” he told the ational Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards Ceremony 2015.
“As businesses we need to act out and stand for our business values – that we are honest and disdain corruption; that we care for our employees; that we care for our customers; that we are ethical; that we are environmentally aware.
”We know that more and more customers take account of such factors when deciding what to buy and from whom. These are principles that make not only businesses strong, but that make societies strong.“
Dauris said emerging and developing countries will be increasingly important in driving global growth in the medium term.
Putting in place the right policies and reforms will be essential to unlock their full potential for growth, he added.
“It is in all our interests that we promote the golden thread of conditions that drive prosperity all across the world: the rule of law, good governance and the growth of democracy.”(Colombo/November 26 2015)