Our modern society gives men a chance to be much more connected with their families and women are, finally, getting an opportunity to develop identities that are not defined solely by motherhood. But at this time when trust in business is at an all time low, the picture I paint may lack resonance.
And policymakers on both sides of the aisle want to support market forces to solve social problems. On the other hand, children raised by caring fathers have better educational outcomes, better verbal skills, intellectual functioning, and many other advantages.
We forget that for most adults the place of work is where we spend the majority of our waking hours; for many, business provides a sense of community, a place to congregate, and place of safety, familiarity - we also need to keep busy and business is one outlet for this basic human need - one that is critical to the dynamic of Western society where our privileged position means we have moved beyond subsistence living and all its challenges.
A few decades ago, men were considered to be providers and protectors; today, a lot of discussions are centered around gender equality, and nowadays women around the world are fighting fiercely to make sure their rights are respected. We hope you will join us. Capitalism is failing to live up to its unique promise.
The evolution of capitalism to a model that serves society requires a cultural shift. I would argue that the role of business has always been the same, to build and maintain the condition of well being.
It is known that children from single-parent families tend to have more difficulties in grown up life and some studies suggest that kids, that were raised without a father and had no father figure in their lives, are more likely to be aggressive and quick to anger, involved in illegal activities, be dropped out of schools and universities due to lack of effort and motivation and having psychological and emotional problems stopping them from creating own families.
Expectations are getting higher, and students should do their best to be successful in universities in order to have better career prospects. We often talk about business as if it is a living entity in its own right, but business is a community of people, a cross-section of society, open to normal human frailties - largely motivated by greed and fear.
If we seek a shared and durable prosperity, mainstream markets must come to expect higher standards of fiduciary duty and corporate leadership to measure and manage impact with the same rigor as they do profit today.
This reflects a major culture shift.
Traditional values are worth fighting for and deserve for existence in order to create healthy generations. B Lab was started eight years ago because normative and institutional changes are needed for capitalism to fulfill its promise and continue this evolution. In emerging markets around the world, thousands of businesses are working to lift billions out of poverty.
You can learn more about the B Corp Movement at bcorporation. Business has become a source of identity, purpose, and power. You can learn more about the B Corp Movement at bcorporation.
That shift is already happening. We hope you will join us. It has played a central role in improving the quality of life for billions of people by constantly evolving through a delicate balancing act with government and civil society.
This movement is equipping businesses and investors with a platform for benchmarking, measuring and reporting on impact; providing a sustainable operating system for business by allowing companies to expand their fiduciary duties to include the consideration of their stakeholders; and enabling millions of consumers, workers, entrepreneurs, and investors to join the movement all over the world.
We need both a clear vision for what capitalism can offer for society and a clear path to get there. This has moved the conversation beyond declaration of purpose to verification of performance, beyond framed mission statements on conference room walls to signed benefit corporation laws passed in the legislative halls in the majority of states in the country.
These companies, I believe, understand their license to operate and what wealth creation is really about - and yes they are in a minority, and yes their views are shaped by NGOs and others - but they do provide us with a picture of their business purpose.
It is vital for men to become better and stronger to prove their ability to remain protectors. That operating system functions too often at the expense of the interests of society and even the long-term interests of stockholders. Best universities are open for women, and men should catch up in order not to be left behind.In short, we are in a new situation today, with business and civil society growing stronger, and government under more pressure from these two groups.
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manage the role their business plays, or others will manage it for them. At stake is corporate reputation, innovation, competitiveness and growth.
The role of business in society is a legitimate aspect of business leadership. Today, there are three questions for the CEO and Board. Last week I took part in a panel discussion that debated “What is the role of business in society”.
I thought you would be interested in what I had to say.
My position is simple, the role of business is to create wealth. The word "wealth" comes from two old.
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