New Delhi, India
The Alliance for Integrity, India convened its second Advisory Group Meeting on May 4, 2016 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The proceedings of the meeting included an overview of the Alliance for Integrity global activities and the selection of Chair and Vice Chair. The new Chair, Mr. Prasad Chandran, Seegos (Ex Managing Director of BASF) and the new Vice Chair, Mr. Ramani Iyer, Founder Every Drop Counts Foundation (Ex Forbes Marshall) were chosen for the two positions respectively.
The focus of the second Advisory Group Meeting was to co-develop a Strategy Plan that enables the fulfillment of the overarching objective of the Alliance for Integrity Initiative “of improving the capacities of companies for implementing tried-and-tested solutions to prevent & combat corruption”. The meeting also included extensive deliberation on designing a concrete Action Plan for 2016. Accordingly, it was agreed that the key area of work for the Alliance for Integrity in 2016 will focus on undertaking capacity building programmes and engaging in awareness creation including public-private dialogue.
The Advisory Group agreed to establish two working groups in this regard, which will concentrate on the focus areas capacity building and advocacy.
The eclectic composition of the Advisory Group allowed for vibrant discussions. The organisations comprising the Advisory Group include Businesses: National Thermal Power Corporation, MAN Trucks India Private Limited, Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel Private Limited, SAP India Limited, Merck India, MZM Legal. Chambers: Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Foundation for MSME Clusters; International Bodies: United Nations Global Compact India and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, South Asia; Civil Society: Seegos, Every Drop Counts Foundation; Academia: National Law School of India.