The Responsible Company Is A Citizen of The World


Business can be — must be — at the heart of an inclusive society. Ethical, sustainable, responsible business makes sense not just for the planet, nations and communities but for businesses themselves. This is the theme of my new book, The Company Citizen.

Progressive thinkers largely agree what is meant by terms like ‘responsible company,’ ‘triple bottom line sustainability’ and ‘ethical behavior.’ Debates rage on ‘purpose’ and ‘mission,’ largely with positive outcomes. Thankfully, too, the circular and inclusive economies are becoming established in mainstream thinking — witness the non-exploitative fashion industry built on zero waste, low energy usage and maximum re-use of fabrics envisaged recently by Ellen MacArthur and Stella McCartney.

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