The outgoing CEO of B Lab Global on changing the rules of capitalism, the role of business in defending democracy – and why there’s “magic” in being able to hold the tension between social enterprises and multinationals with a common purpose.
What does it take to change a corporation into a force for good? The former CEO of Danone – a champion of purpose-led business – shares four ways senior managers can ensure they're pushing for positive change.
Data from 1,700 companies using the SDG Action Manager reveals failure to commit to changes that would have most impact on Sustainable Development Goals – with most showing little ambition to improve their efforts.
A move to require all EU companies to consider stakeholder interests would fit within the broader European sustainability agenda, but it faces resistance as “traditional industries” lobby the European Commission.
US Impact Investing Alliance, B Lab and 50 others hope proposed White House Initiative on Inclusive Economic Growth will nudge policy and coordinate approaches to health, Covid recovery, racial inequality and climate change.
The sacking of Danone's boss can be seen as a vote of no-confidence in his commitment to do business for good. But the company’s legal status will make it difficult for new executives to change course on sustainability.
Former Delaware judge calls for new ‘EESG’ approach to ensure companies don’t shirk responsibility when it comes to employee rights, and warns it would be a mistake not to hold institutional investors to the same standards.