10 Mar '12, 3pm

Governments must learn from innovative companies, not the other way round - #Business #CSR #Strategy

Toby Webb argues that government must learn from innovative companies, not the other way round I’m a big fan of Gillian Tett of the Financial Times. She was one of the few journalists to spot the credit crunch and financial crisis, and her book Fool’s Gold is an excellent, if complex, treatise of events leading up to 2008. This makes it even more surprising that she believes that government alone can still solve the principal problems in society. We all wish that, but experience unfortunately teaches otherwise. In a recent column for the FT, Tett writes: “I think that companies should recognise their wider impact on society, but I also think that it is primarily up to governments – not companies – to set the rules and pursue wider social aims. In other words, I don’t want Unilever to trash the environment with high-margin shampoo, but I expect the government, not Unilever,...

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