The mandate is to develop intellectual capital for the country in areas of corporate governance, sustainability, economics and public policy.
Research in these areas is usually funded by the government, bilateral agencies or foreign universities; there is very little privately funded research that puts forth an unbiased point of view.
TARI bridges this gap. The effort is to reduce business risk and the cost of capital and encourage decisions to be based on researched facts rather than opinions.
TARI intends to become an intellectual link between business and society so that:
TARI aspires to narrow the intellectual divide between various economic forums, business forums and social forums so as to arrive at a ‘World Human Forum’: a well-researched holistic viewpoint on all critical issues that affect the human condition.
In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace
WangariMaathai (1940 – 2011), environmental activist, first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004