Best-selling author Daniel Goleman asks why so many firms have not backed up their earlier big statements with actions.
Last month Fast Company listed environmental, social, and governance (ESG) as one of nine top business trends worth following. But remember, in 2019, more than 180 CEOs of America’s largest corporations signed the Business Roundtable’s Statement of Purpose, rejecting the long-held idea that a corporation’s principal purpose is maximizing shareholder return. In signing, they vowed to do more to address some of the world’s greatest crises – from poverty to climate change. Are these companies living up to their promises?