According to Switzer, "water stewardship is a vast subject with many different players; when all stakeholders use Shared Value as a basis for decisions making, good things happen for everyone."
If the secondary metrics of societal wellness and wellbeing were not rising or perhaps even falling, that was just a minor byproduct of capitalism's great ability to create wealth.
Without having an aspirational component, employees quickly become cynical when they see a gap between the company vision and reality.
The underlying belief in value-driven organizations is that happy people are more productive and therefore make the company more successful.
Five takeaways are humbly offered without any belief that they are ‘right’ but hopefully they prompt some thinking.