Do you sincerely believe that at the end of the day, Goldman Sachs cares more about social impact than about financial returns?
In initiating the public examination of its flaws, and in working with an organization like Verite, Nestle has already gone a more honorable and transparent route than other companies have done. But while it has taken the first step towards being a more responsible company, Nestle's commitment to funding a long term strategy -- and how it pushes beyond the inevitable road blocks ahead -- will determine its ultimate footprint and legacy.
Companies are beginning to understand that they are uniquely positioned to scale up proven solutions to social and environmental problems, and that they have a role in addressing the challenges associated with poverty.
As stakeholders, we can expect companies to be honest and truthful with us, but we cannot expect to be "first among equals."
Clarity. It sounds so simple, yet is not easy. People want to make a difference, they want to be part of a shared purpose. Do you have a vision and values that drive your business?
The belief that human rights are integral to the economic, social and environmental aspects of corporate activity hasn't always been very popular. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHD) adopted by the U.N General Assembly in 1948 does not call out businesses' responsibility specifically, but applies to all parties including corporations.
People who sell dangerous products have always endured a conflict. As global brands, they must weigh conscience with commerce. Efforts to keep people safe must be seriously undertaken, otherwise it is superficially selective in social good.
The jokes are too easy, the ramifications too deadly. People are dying all over the world from a lack of proper sanitation and hygiene -- and access to basic sanitation services. Every year, 1.4 million children die from diseases caused by fecal contamination.
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When I see for-profit companies focused on social entrepreneurship as much as nonprofits, I have hope for the future of our world. Three other panelists come from big corporations, yet their jobs center around finding the creative opportunities in collaboration with social entrepreneurs.
I'm often asked about the intersection of technology and corporate philanthropy. What are the innovations on the horizon, and how is technology evolving to meet the demands that employees have for giving back?
Social equality has the greatest chances at being achieved when all sectors at the corporate, government and grass roots level work together. That's a lot of ecosystems with different geopolitical agendas to fit under one Utopian umbrella. So what's the solution?
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Ask anybody looking for a job in impact investing, corporate responsibility, or social enterprise and you'll hear the same thing over and over again: There aren't enough impact jobs that provide a decent salary.
What Pope Francis' teaches about capitalism, "the free market" and "market ideology" in his en-cyclical "Laudato Si'" is grounded in fundamental biblical insights, consistent with basic ethical principles and in harmony with long-standing and core elements of Catholic Social Teaching
Business leaders can make conscious decisions, today, that can have demonstrable effects on increasing upward mobility. Fixing the systemic imbalances in our economy isn't some theoretical exercise, and the time to move toward a more inclusive economy is now.