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.
There are many positive ways for business to make a difference in the lives of the poor - not through philanthropy but though initiatives that, over time, will help build new markets.
Kofi Annan: World Economic Forum