Infosys bats for small, medium enterprises at WEF
Infosys CEO Kris Gopalakrishnan has called for enhanced efforts to ensure adequate funds for the small and medium industries as the sector has a crucial role in creating jobs and promoting growth.business Updated: Jan 27, 2010 17:46 IST
Infosys CEO Kris Gopalakrishnan has called for enhanced efforts to ensure adequate funds for the small and medium industries as the sector has a crucial role in creating jobs and promoting growth.
"For the short term, we need to look at credit availability for small and medium enterprises. In any economy small and medium enterprises create majority of jobs. They spur the growth of the local economies," he said in a message to the World Economic Forum that began its 40th meeting in Davos on Wednesday.
Stating climate change and sustainable development as two important agenda for the WEF meeting, he said the issues affecting the financial sector should be addressed by the global leaders as they impact everyone.
He said while in the last 15 years there has been tremendous growth led by excess liquidity created through financial innovation, "last year was in some sense a reset. The same set of parameters may not be available to spur growth in the future."
The need of the hour, he said, is to strengthen the global and local economies. "First and foremost we need to invest in jobs in the short term. We also need to address the issue of retraining existing workforce", he added.
The global leaders, Gopalakrishnan added, also "need to look at what governance can create in order to spur growth in the future."