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Here is our bi-weekly Conscious Capitalism content share. We hope you find it informative and inspirational.
In the news
The annual World Economic Forum is currently taking place in Davos, Switzerland. U2 singer, Bono, was one of the many speakers, thinkers, and leaders present. He shares, “Capitalism is not immoral – it’s amoral. It requires our instruction…Capitalism has taken more people out of poverty than any other ‘ism’. But it is a wild beast that, if not tamed, can chew up a lot of people along the way.” Conscious Capitalism and it’s tenets, we believe, is a way that can “tame the beast” and continue to serve all our stakeholders.
Forbes released The Just 100 companies in the US list. The criteria they considered about 890 of America’s largest publicly-traded companies include: pay workers fairly; treat customers well and protect their privacy; produce quality products; minimize their environmental impact; give back to the communities they operate in; commit to ethical and diverse leadership; and create abundant job opportunities.
San Diego’s ResMed came in #18 on this list.
Founder & CEO of PayActiv, Safwan Shah, is the first author to publish a book through Conscious Capitalism Press. His book, About TIME: How Businesses Can Save the World (One Worker at a Time), shares how we came to pay workers in this country and how practices positioned to ‘help’ the poor amid crises have resulted in massive financial stress, loss of happiness, and productivity. It also takes a look at the role “time” plays in our society today and how the speed of life is changing, challenging company leaders to step into their heroic nature.
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