In August, the Business Roundtable said it was redefining the purpose of U.S. companies. The manifesto signed by 181 CEOs declared that corporations should do more than line shareholders’ pockets: they should also invest in their employees and protect the environment.
The statement was admirable and lofty, and as part of a company with best-in-class environmental policies, I was pleased with that news. That said, there’s a critical piece of sustainability missing from that charter.
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