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.
The sustainability revolution will, hopefully, be the third major social and economic turning point in human history, following the Neolithic Revolution - moving from hunter-gathering to farming - and the Industrial Revolution
HRH Prince Charles (2009)