27 Jun '14, 12pm

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This article first appeared at Ensia . Thirteen months ago, after reading a draft of my book, "A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems … Where Governments Cannot," a colleague said to me: "OK, Alice, you provide many great insights and observations, but what's your big takeaway?" To answer his question I had to zoom way out, and when I did, the answer became glaringly obvious: Only global corporations have the resources, global reach and self-interest to build a better world. Governments are limited by borders, and the international community has failed to come to binding and actionable agreements. Non-governmental organizations and nonprofits have made great strides in advancing the human condition, but lack the resources and scalability sufficient to make transformational progress. My conclusion about corporations rang true based on all of m...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/06/27/corporations-are-...

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