Every day I witness innovative technologies being used to not only address social challenges but to build stronger communities -- here in the U.S. and across the globe. But technology alone is not the key. When people in public and private sectors come together in collaborative partnerships with a common future vision, and combine this vision with innovative technologies, we see the resulting impacts multiply.
It happens very often when I speak about corporate responsibility. Someone will ask me about Milton Friedman's famous quote: "There is one and only one social responsibility of business -- to increase its profits." In fact they are misquoting and simplifying just one part of Mr. Friedman's statement.