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John Elkington thinks that if busy people insist on getting all their knowledge in 20-second sound-bites, they are unlikely to be open to the sort of deep conversations that the sustainability agenda requires. The path to great leadership, he suggests, may involve what one executive calls “constructive discomfort.”
“Sustainable excellence” is a term used by Aron Cramer and Zachary Karabell to describe companies that operate profitably, are committed to superior business practices, and “integrate consideration of society and the environment into their DNA.” Gael O’Brien reviews their new book.
For many in the so-called developed world, the ability to turn on the tap for clean, fresh water to drink, cook and wash with is taken for granted. The stark truth, however, is that over a billion people in the world have little choice but to use potentially harmful sources of water. What are companies doing to respond? And is it enough?
It will be interesting to see how many of the 2,500 attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, will wind up taking The Global Business Oath. Yes, there is one – and you, too, can pledge.