Pushed by horrific tragedies such as the deaths of over 1,100 people in a Bangladeshi textile industry, the personal values market, or the marketplace of consumer ideas and concerns, is constantly expressing greater demand for companies to address social and economic – and not just environmental — sustainability issues.
This is good news for sustainability but challenging for sustainability managers many of whom already feel they are fighting too many fires on the sustainability front as it is.
It’s about Priorities
On the wall by my desk I have a set of themes printed on big bits of paper, Read more
A central and defining question in the Sustainable Century is how consumers as “stakeholders” can be engaged in a way that delivers the richness of our sustainability desires while shutting out blackguard marketers whose disinterest in the human condition threatens the hopes and dreams of a sustainable world.
Internet stakeholder consumer sustainability engagement is by and large a misnomer, rendered daily more meaningless, Read more
About a year ago, I was asked by to participate with an esteemed colleague, Smita Premchander of Sampark, an NGO based in Bangalore, India (www.sampark.org) and board member of Friends of Women’s World Banking, in Crossfire of the journal for Enterprise Development and Microfinance (Vol. 23 No1.) for which we were to address the assertion “the ‘Occupy’ movement and the polarization of rich and poor demonstrate that we are losing the battle on poverty alleviation in the free market system.”
I was arguing to the negative, or that we are not losing the battle Read more