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  • “Risks in the twenty-first century include scarcity of resources, high costs of fossil fuels, labor conflicts, community resistance resulting from human rights abuses, and the lack of a qualified workforce for high technology jobs…Growth opportunities abound for companies that pursue innovative solutions to global challenges. The board of directors has the legal and fiduciary responsibility to ensure the company’s prosperity. These are boardroom issues.”

 

  • “A company will maximize its social, environmental, and economic impacts by engaging with key stakeholders for meaningful input. Stakeholders include, among others, customers, employees, investors, and communities where the company operates.”

By Alice Korngold, “A Better World Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments Cannot

 

 

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(Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint, 2005)


A BETTER WORLD, INC.

In A Better World, Inc., Korngold shows companies and their executives how to profit by developing solutions to the world's most daunting challenges – those that governments cannot and have not addressed. Using case studies, A Better World, Inc. delineates best practices for corporations to maximize profits, decrease costs, and build the longer-term value of their companies by ensuring a more sustainable and humane world.

In declaring that “only global corporations have the resources, global reach, and self-interest to build a better world,” Korngold shows how to ensure that this is a mutually beneficial and equitable relationship for business and society. A Better World, Inc. provides a roadmap to success, including stakeholder engagement; partnerships among businesses, NGOs, and governments; measurement, accountability and reporting; and effective corporate governance. Korngold also discusses the most powerful drivers for companies to further intensify their innovations in solving global challenges: consumers, employees, and investors.

A Better World, Inc. addresses: Economic Development and Empowerment, Climate Change and Energy, Ecosystems, Education, Healthcare, and Human Rights

Author

Alice Korngold is President, Korngold Consulting LLC. Korngold has been consulting to global corporations on corporate social responsibility, facilitating corporate-nonprofit partnerships, and training and placing hundreds of business executives on NGO/nonprofit boards for 20+ years. She provides strategy and board governance consulting to NGO/nonprofit boards, including facilitating mergers, leadership succession planning, and board self-assessments. She consults in the US, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Korngold is the author of Leveraging Good Will: Strengthening Nonprofits by Engaging Businesses (Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Imprint, 2005). She is the author of numerous chapters and articles in professional and academic publications beginning in the early1980’s on outcome measurement, experiential learning, strategic philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and board governance. She blogs for Fast Company, The Huffington Post, and The Guardian on Sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and corporate governance. She has a B.A. and M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.