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Did you know that Scotland’s international whisky sales even outperform earnings from their petroleum products? It is also a major component of Scotland’s heritage and brand. It makes business, economical, and governmental sense to sustain and further develop this industry. A healthy environment is key. In recognition of this, the Scotch Whisky Association brokered in 2009 what it says is “the most ambitious, voluntary, environmental sustainability strategy of any single UK manufacturing sector.” Outcomes are looking good.
The world’s stock exchanges have their own association, The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). In 2014, the WFE launched their Sustainability Working Group to help their members (exchanges) evaluate sustainability/ESG performance, create change, and engage with stakeholders. Their main stakeholders being, “over 44,000 companies — representing a total market capitalization of $64 trillion, trading value of $76 trillion and equivalent to more than 75 percent of global GDP.” Now that’s some potential impact!
An oldie but goodie – Discover Your True North, by Bill George. If you have not read it or it’s been a while and you are looking for your higher purpose in life and work, this read is a good place to start.
“Most of the 49 million Americans that are food insecure are working, they have jobs,” he says. “They’re the working poor. They’re buying food now. They’ve told us in no uncertain terms we don’t want a handout. We don’t want charity. They want to buy product. It helps provide dignity. They don’t want to be stigmatized.” ~Doug Rauch, Former Trader Joe’s President, on why he started his new grocery store, Daily Table, that offers healthy food for cheap.
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