A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems Where Governments Cannot

By Alice Korngold
This unique book 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 yet addressed. Using case studies, A Better World, Inc . delineates best practices for businesses to maximize revenues and reduce costs.

"Through rich examples and a thorough analysis, "A Better World, Inc." illustrates that it's not only possible for companies to do well while doing good, but it is increasingly essential." - Kenneth B. Mehlman, Partner, KKR ""A Better World, Inc." clearly demonstrates that a company and its investors all benefit when they are attentive to economic, environmental, and social factors. Korngold shows the power of market mechanisms in achieving a better world." --George L. Majoros, Jr., President, Wasserstein & Co., LP "Korngold's informative book shows how businesses can improve both short term and long term profitability by promoting economic development, environmental sustainability, good health and education. "A Better World, Inc." is a compelling resource for business people, board members, policy makers, faculty and students." --Michael Klausner, Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business and Professor of Law, Stanford Law School "Drawing on twenty years of consulting experience, Alice Korngold offers an array of concrete examples in which large corporations have worked to find and implement solutions to social, environmental, and economic challenges. "A Better World, Inc." will find a place on the bookshelves of human rights activists and business strategists alike, helping to bring these once divided worlds together." --Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America Foundation, and Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University "Korngold proves that businesses, not governments, are in the best position to innovate and solve the world's biggest social, environmental, and economic challenges. Through dozens of case studies, she demonstrates that in addition to making the world a better place, these practices can also result in an improved bottom line. "A Better World, Inc." is an important read for CEOs, board members, and anyone who is driving overall strategy at


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About the Hardcover

Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Publish date 01/07/2014
Pages 208
ISBN-13 9781137327659
ISBN-10 1137327650
Language English