The trade agreements are seen as threatening the very ability of sustainable businesses to survive and thrive. In fact, many businesses are asking about the proposed trade agreements, “Who are they actually good for?”
Sustainable Consumption is so Capitalism 1.0 – The Future (Capitalism 2.0) is all about Sustainable Communities
As Paul Polman once said, “Business has a hard time succeeding in societies that fail.” He’s definitely right, but to better society we need the right medicine, and right now it does not seem to be sustainable consumption.
Making a meaningful difference starts with a bold goal shared by many and a way forward that is smart, market-based and laser-focused on both better social and business outcomes.
Ceasing to employ children could create more problems than it solves, unless appropriate channels to replace lost income are accelerated.
I believe that every corporation has an overarching social purpose that transcends the operations of corporate social responsibility and, when well understood and effectively integrated, can have profound business and social results.