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#NotJustMeToo: Including stakeholders in the corporate governance agenda

Companies need to include stakeholders in their corporate governance agenda. While companies fight hard to balance their operating necessities with the requirements of stakeholders, it will be prudent to make stakeholders a part of their corporate governance eco-system. The #MeTooIndia movement has sparked off debate around corporate India’s tolerance for harassment and discriminatory behaviour. While the conversation surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace has taken centre stage, it raises a broader question: do companies involve their stakeholders (employees being just one of the many stakeholders) in their corporate governance agenda? One of the six G20 / OECD Principles of Corpora

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