Capitalism was successful at generating income and economic growth but often at the expense of the natural environment. Now things are changing: we can see the outline of a new system in which we can enjoy the undoubted benefits of a competitive market economy without the environmental costs. It is a
Recent researchers argued that businesses must adopt a “shared value” mindset that seeks out and capitalizes on business opportunities to create “economic value in a way that also creates value for society by addressing its needs and challenges.” They criticize most companies for being “stuck in a social responsibility mindset in
Smart Trust has met the strict scrutiny of business leaders around the globe and is validated by research from multiple sources that confirms that high-trust organizations outperform low-trust organizations by nearly three times. Smart Trust shares findings that verify how enduring success, vitality, and happiness are directly related to the level of trust in
We’re losing patience with bad companies. We’re fed up with tainted food, tightfisted employers, and “corporate social responsibility” that is more marketing spin than true caring for our communities. Society hasn’t given up on capitalist corporations. We rely on companies for the basic necessities of food, clothing, and shelter, as well
We live at a time when almost everything can be bought and sold. Over the past three decades, markets—and market values—have come to govern our lives as never before. We did not arrive at this condition through any deliberate choice. It is almost as if it came upon us. As the
We know that the ability of government to perform social tasks is very limited indeed. But we also know that the non-profit discharge is a much bigger job than taking care of specific needs. We have come to realize that all non-profit institutions, whatever their specific concern, have something in common.
Most people want to make a difference in their lives and you’re probably no exception. However, good intentions can all too easily lead to bad outcomes. The challenge for us is: When we try to help others, how can we ensure that we do so as effectively as possible? How can
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
All the money that people give away might seem a lot, and yet it pales in comparison to the needs we see all around us: urban slums and rural poverty, children in failing schools and children without access to any schooling whatsoever, deforestation and unclean water, crippling diseases of many kinds.
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