I’ve been a consultant for almost 20 years, advising companies on complex challenges in ethics, risk, and responsibility. Each year several clients raise the same issue: the need to get buy-in from a skeptical senior executive in order to demonstrate a concrete benefit that will follow a proposed investment in an ethical business initiative or function.
From rising inequality to climate change, smart business models are helping share the load of finding sustainable solutions to today’s complex social challenges, leading innovators say. Customers and employees increasingly expect companies to make a positive impact on the community as well as the bottom line. When they meet these two needs simultaneously, they hit