As a society, we are facing some hard truths. Recent global elections have surfaced the depths of frustration and despair many people are feeling. The profound lack of economic opportunity for those left behind by globalization has created an ever widening gap between the “haves” and the “have nots.” And voters have sent an unequivocal message: the status quo is no longer acceptable.
The fact is, business cannot succeed if society fails. Consider the implications of operating a business in an environment where people don’t have the money to buy what is being sold? Where growing inequities manifest in civil unrest and elevated crime rates? Where people don’t have access to the education required to do the jobs that need doing?