Sociologist Herbert Spencer's economic innovation was said to be based on the innate embodiment of competition. In the business environment, competition rather than consensus has traditionally been recognized as the impetus to growth.
In recent years, the shift in focus from pure competition to new strategies of corporate social responsibility, have altered the notion that organizations are an island unto themselves. Reliance and obligation go hand in hand, suggest leaders. The fact that social responsibility has taken over as the main business strategy, indicates that companies were looking for an ideological vehicle to secure stakeholder loyalty.
Ethical financier, Terry Mollner, offers insights into new best practices in the selection of investment partners and targets. Asserting that transactions are the core rather than the periphery of corporate shareholder decision, social responsibility strategies are designed to benefit investors. Mollner argues that cooperation is proving to be more effective than first predicted.
The documentary film also looks at activist confrontation with lead financial investment firms during Occupy Wall Street, and asks viewers to participate in conceiving new economic paradigms for the establishment of better ethical financial responses to critical business problems such as environmental pollution and community safety. Part of the Ethical Markets 4 series, the film is a must see for any investor interested in corporate accountability.
Cooperation Beats Competition: Ethical Markets 4
Run Time (26 Minutes)
Closed Captioned (CC)