Good Companies Do Bad Things : Responsibility and Risk in an Age
of Globalization by Peter Schwartz, Blair
The notion of corporations taking on social
issues for the greater good is gaining momentum, not only
because of political correctness but because it can actually
strengthen a company's long-term strategy.
Internationally-recognized futurist and author Peter Schwartz,
and Global Business Network principal Blair Gibb examine
well-known cases of companies like Shell, Nike, Texaco, and
Nestle in a new light, effectively illustrating the risks of
corporate assumptions that lead many companies to make poor
choices. Drawing on their own experiences, as well as those of
CEOs and executives they interview, the authors break down the
policies and practices that get in the way of solving the
economic, moral, and practical problems business confronts
around this issue today. They present new approaches that
demonstrate how it is possible to translate social value into
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significant attention to the global arena, including policymaking institutions,
cross-border organizing on key issues and the building of collaborations with partners
around the planet. We place an emphasis on understanding and incorporating a historical
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and more barriers are breached. The porousness of societies isn't even, but it won't be