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By Stuart L. Hart

Today’s period of monetary main issue has despatched a strong message: The age of "mercenary" capitalism is finishing. We needs to eventually embark on a brand new age of sustainable, stakeholder-based capitalism. whereas enlightened executives and policymakers comprehend the severe desire for switch, few have tangible plans for making it take place. In Capitalism on the Crossroads: subsequent new release enterprise concepts for a Post-Crisis international, 3rd Edition, Stuart L. Hart offers new suggestions for deciding on sustainable items, applied sciences, and enterprise versions that might force urgently wanted development and aid resolve social and environmental difficulties on the comparable time.


Drawing on his event consulting with most sensible businesses and NGOs world wide, Hart indicates tips to craft your optimum sustainability method and conquer the constraints of conventional "greening" techniques. during this variation, he offers new and up-to-date case stories from the us and world wide, demonstrating what’s operating and what isn’t. He additionally publications company leaders in development an organizational "infrastructure for sustainability"--one which may continue to exist budgeting and boardrooms, recharging innovation and development all through your business. realize:


·         the recent company case for pursuing sustainable capitalism

·         Sustainability innovations that pass a ways past environmental sensitivity

·         tips to totally embed your business within the neighborhood context--and why you should

·         strategies for making long term sustainability paintings in a non permanent world


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28 From the Library of Wow! eBook PROLOGUE • REINVENTING CAPITALISM FOR THE POST-CRISIS WORLD 15 The result is that during the past 50 years, the gap between the richest and the poorest in the world has continued to widen. 3 percent (a ratio of 30:1). 29 Clearly, MNCs alone are not responsible for all these problems: Banks and international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have played a central role. Corrupt and repressive regimes in the poorest countries have also been major contributors to the problem.

But now try a second thought experiment: Your assistant calls saying that the heads of marketing and new product development are in your outer office, and they are anxious to meet with you. Now, what is your first reaction? What thoughts or issues come to mind? In all likelihood, your mind probably flashes to images like: breakthrough, opportunity, blockbuster, innovation, or growth. 6 From the Library of Wow! eBook CHAPTER 1 • FROM OBLIGATION TO OPPORTUNITY 23 The Great Trade-Off Illusion trained a generation of corporate, business, and facility-level managers to assume that societal concerns could only be drags on their business.

If current trends continue, they can only become more frequent targets of antiglobalization protests, sabotage, and terrorism. The Fork in the Road Global capitalism stands at a crossroads: Without a significant change of course, the future for economic globalization, free trade, and multinational corporations appears increasingly bleak. It might be argued, in fact, that global capitalism stands at a juncture similar to the one faced nearly a century ago, at the end of the first era of globalization.

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