Bhubaneswar:4/10/17:Odisha Governor S C Jamir today underscored the need for three things- openness, integrity and accountability for a company to drive forward.
Businesses need an ethical corporate culture, including the ability to look beyond short-term gains for the long-term interests of stakeholders, Mr Jamir said while inaugurating the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India at Bhubaneswar.
The Governor said the importance of dedicated professional services is undeniable in realisation of the true essence of government initiatives in promoting empowered governance on an expanded realm of welfare platforms for the larger good of the people.
Good governance must be looked at the holistic level for inclusive development of the country aligning the global parameters, he said adding that the challenge for company secretaries in this millennium is to rise and meet the increasing expectations of their evolving role.
As key corporate members they have to respond efficiently and holistically to all the challenges and opportunities, Mr Jamir said and hoped that the Institute will continue to develop and fine-tune its role as a statutory regulator in response to changing conditions in the profession and in the global economy.
The scope of being company secretary, he said is increasing year by year due to factors like expansion of corporate sector within and beyond the borders, emergence of new corporate entities, e-Governance.