India is well represented at Davos again this year. There is definitely a more positive mood than last year – cautious optimism which is good news for Asian countries as consumer demand strengthens and the market revives for exports.
This year the discussion isn’t about a financial crisis, or even as much about growth – what is dominating the discussion is how business needs to become a more responsible citizen, addressing inequality and the gap between the haves and the have-nots.
The good news for India is that the themes being discussed – inequality, haves and have-nots, being socially responsible – are already part of the agenda. Davos is talking about inclusive growth – and India has already started embarking on this journey.