Simon Zadek’s The Civil Corporation: The new economy of corporate citizenship sets out how businesses can be genuinely sustainable through their strategies and practices, within the context of a New Economy that is based on private-public partnerships.  In a world where companies take account of their social and environmental impact as much as they do their financial one, sustainable development will become the norm – but corporations must be rewarded financially for this ‘good’ work, and there needs to be a commercial advantage for them in doing so.  Finally, rather than rivalling each other on corporate social responsibility, Zadek writes in this useful addition to the library of literature on the economics of environmentalism, companies should collaborate in order to develop sustainable models that all can follow.

further reading…

Simon Zadek’s The Civil Corporation: The new economy of corporate citizenship sets out how businesses can be genuinely sustainable through their strategies and practices, within the context of a New Economy that is based on private-public partnerships.  In a world where companies take account of their social and environmental impact as much as they do their financial one, sustainable development will become the norm – but corporations must be rewarded financially for this ‘good’ work, and there needs to be a commercial advantage for them in doing so.  Finally, rather than rivalling each other on corporate social responsibility, Zadek writes in this useful addition to the library of literature on the economics of environmentalism, companies should collaborate in order to develop sustainable models that all can follow.

further reading…