One of the core fears around our industrialised society, which we are largely refusing to face up to, is the belief that there is no credible alternative to the current global economic system, which is now undermining our prosperity and may even threaten our civilisation.
I believe that even if it might take a while longer companies will eventually understand that shared value pays and embrace it one way or another. This is great because the challenge now as Porter explains is for shared value to evolve from an idea into a movement, and to do so you need many more companies on board.
What if a company’s ability to profit was tied to its ability to create well-being? (CAP2 Webinar now available)
Judging by the huge turnout, it would appear that people are hungry for a conversation about meaningful change towards a sustainable economy.
We've been living our lives as though the accumulation of wealth is the key to our dreams” and yet despite ever-increasing financial prosperity in North America, people’s ratings of happiness and well-being do not reflect a similar increase. Clearly there is a disconnect ...
The GDP measures the value of all transactions for goods and services. But many agree that its biggest flaw is that it say little about 'the welfare of a nation.
We intuitively think that the word free has only one meaning...but that isn't necessary true when it comes to the financial marketplace.
Imagine a world where companies build their competitive advantage by creating more overall well-being and inclusive prosperity than their competitors.
Why Paying Fast Food Workers $15 per hour (a Living Wage) is Good for the Economy: What Would Henry Ford Do.
As an economist who analyzes living wages and the cost of living, a living wage for an individual worker in the US or Canada would range between $13-$15 per hour. Anyone can do the math: just consider the actual costs of living in your community...