A Better World, Inc.

How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments Cannot

by Alice Korngold

Number of pages: 208

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

BBB Library: Technology and Globalization, CSR and NGO

ISBN: 978-1137327659

About the Author

Alice Korngold is a national consultant to businesses, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and universities in the areas of leadership development, corporate community involvement, the governance of nonprofit boards, strategic planning, philanthropy, and volunteerism. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.


Editorial Review

This book has two purposes. First, to feature companies that are highly innovative in finding solutions to the world’s most malignant difficulties as a means to build the corporations’ long-term success and value. Second, and most importantly, to show that the most serious issues facing humanity and our planet can only be solved with businesses leading the way.

Book Reviews

"Korngold notes, “Only global corporations have the vast resources, international scope, global workforces, and incentives of the marketplace to truly bring about the changes that are necessary in order to achieve global peace and prosperity.”That’s a tall order, but Korngold’s book is filled with the living examples of the companies—and their visionary and insightful leaders—who are committed to doing just that."– Pyxera Global

“A Better World, Inc. delineates best practices for corporations to maximize profits, decrease costs, and build the longer-term value of their companies by ensuring a more sustainable and humane world.” – Korngold Consulting

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Wisdom to Share

Global poverty threatens all of society, not only those who are marginalized.

It is in our power to create a better world where all people will have food, shelter, healthcare, an education, and the opportunity to work.

Governments have been ineffective in protecting forests, land, and water.

Education is the win-win that ensures a qualified workforce for companies while preparing people for employment and opportunities for a good life.

Corporations require healthy employees to perform their jobs productively and also to reduce the company’s healthcare expenditures. Healthy families at home allow employees to focus on their work.

A day does not go by without news of human rights abuses.

The products and services that companies produce and that we use daily might be tainted by human rights abuses of workers in the supply chain.

Governments have not been able to provide sufficient access to care, medicines, and vaccines due to the legacy of colonialism.

The world faces social, environmental, and economic challenges that are projected to in-crease exponentially over the coming decades.

Many businesses are realizing market opportunities in advancing solutions to create energy efficiencies that will mitigate and postpone the worst impacts of climate change.