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'India Inc should follow ethical norms'

Infy boss Narayana Murthy urges India Inc to adopt fairness, transparency and accountability in their working.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2007 15:31 IST

Narayana Murthy, the poster-boy of corporate India, today exhorted India Inc to adopt "fairness, transparency and accountability" in their working, which he termed as necessary ingredients to keep investors on their side.

"Investors have many choices today and given that, they can move in a jiffy. So we have to satisfy the expectations and aspirations of the most stringent of investors and consumers," Murthy said at a CII Governance series event on ethics and values as corporate strategy.

Murthy, the chief mentor of IT bluechip Infosys, said fairness, transparency and accountability were the "three pillars" of corporate ethics which companies should adhere to.

"Accountability is taking the bottomline responsibility and discharging it without fear or favour," he said, adding that to keep customers satisfied, companies have to conduct themselves in a "trustworthy" manner.

Murthy said Indian companies were today not only competing between themselves but with global multi-national corporations.