Co-founder, World Forum for Ethics in Business, Founder, International Association for Human Values, Founder, The Art of Living

Corruption is an issue that ails all societies all over the world. It happens because of lack of connectedness among people. One cannot indulge in corrupt practices if you feel connected.

It is much more difficult for an individual to fight corruption alone while collective efforts have always paid off. It is time for well-established business organizations to promote ethics in business so that the young entrepreneurs find a hope of participating in business without corrupt practices.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian and spiritual teacher, an ambassador of peace and human values. He is the founder of the Art of Living and the International Association for Human Values. In a mere 31 years, his programs and initiatives have impacted over 370 million people in 152 countries with the premise of core values of respect for all, harmony in diversity, inner peace and service to society.

Through his life and work, Sri Sri has inspired millions around the world with a vision of a stress-free, violence-free world. He has founded courses that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life.

His two organisations are spearheading sustainable development in underprivileged communities across the world and have reached out to over 40,000 villages across India and are running 403 free schools.

As an ambassador of peace, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar plays a key role in conflict resolution and spreads his message of non-violence at public forums and gatherings world-wide. Regarded as a neutral figure with a sole agenda of peace, he represents hope to people in conflict. He has received particular credit for bringing opposing parties to the negotiating table in Iraq, the Ivory Coast, Kashmir and Bihar, India among others.