Defeating poverty, mitigating the pace of global warming and the destruction of natural ecosystems, and advancing education, healthcare and human rights are ambitious goals. National governments do not have the authority or the resources to offer sufficient solutions, nor has the international community achieved binding and actionable agreements to deal with these global problems.
The NGO sector has made great strides in advancing the human condition but lacks the resources and scalability to make transformational progress. Only multinational corporations have the vast resources, global footprint and profit motivation to solve the world's most daunting problems. In A Better World, Inc. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Alice Korngold shows how some companies are beginning to lead the way in finding innovative solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges.
In this exclusive series for CSRwire, Korngold will extract important highlights from the book and focus on how sustainability and corporate governance can build better partnerships.