In the 1980s, globalization transformed the business environment in the interest of international capitalization and technological acceleration. The results have been profitable, yet the massive productivity has not resulted in entirely positive environmental and social consequences. The emergence of corporate social responsibility (CSR) as part of the global corporate business agenda rests on this claim. How can companies do more to protect the communities that they profit from?
Social responsibility campaigns are business strategies designed to meet the ethical expectations of consumers, regulatory bodies, as well as the earnings of shareholders. With such a focus on stakeholder equity, and investor profit at the center of the discussion, CSR programs focused on environmental and community stewardship through the contribution of finance, employee volunteerism, and partnership with public and private sector interests, shows how the concept of corporate social responsibility has transformed from ideal trend, as a mechanism of major competitive advantage in the global market.
Alternative investment models designed to support socially responsible corporate programs is the subject of this episode, Daring to Care-Prosperously!: Ethical Markets 4 (2012). Host Hazel Henderson speaks with banker, Susan Davis about KINS, a highly successful network set up to create win-win sustainable economy scenarios out of alternative financial strategies. Davis illustrates how investment managers are able to generate triple-bottom-line performance and meet standard financial benchmarks with ‘green’ portfolios. Part of the Ethical Markets 4 series, this programs offers new insight into the mechanics and diversification offered in sustainable investment strategies. Daring to Care-Prosperously!: Ethical Markets 4
- ISBN 978-1-61753-746-2
- Run Time: 26 Minutes
- Copyright 2012
- Closed Captioned (CC)