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Let’s be Honest…

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in articles, business ethics, Business Strategy, Corporate Responsibility, social responsibility, Sustainability | 1 comment

The Guardian recently posted an interactive dictionary of corporate values and terms to explore what words like ‘authentic’ and ‘green’ actually mean when used to describe companies and products. The company values dictionary defines 8 terms: authentic, ethical, green, honest, renewable, sustainable, transparent, and trustworthy. Sustain Natural is mentioned as an exemplary company that embodies the corporate value ‘Honest’: Truthful Not meant to deceive Displaying good character Almost every brand of condom is exclusively...

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A Manifesto for Sustainable Capitalism

Posted by on Dec 20, 2011 in articles, Corporate Responsibility, economics, employee ownership, environment, equity and justice, inspiration & reflection, leadership, management, Must Reads, Sustainability, systems thinking | 2 comments

Al Gore and David Blood, his partner in the multi-billion private equity fund, Generation Investment Management, recently opined on “How businesses can embrace environmental, social and governance metrics,” on the Op-Ed page of The Wall Street Journal, an unlikely location for such a conversation – but, just the place it should be happening. Their narrative is spot on, worthy of reading if only to remind us of the basics that must guide us out of our current economic and environmental mess. Much of the essence of their plea is focused...

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