Green consumerism, material decoupling, sustainable growth: all are illusions, designed to justify an economic model that is driving us to catastrophe.
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.