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First Thomas Picketty, then Naomi Klein and the Pope spoke out on the deep existential challenges facing capitalism in a time of resource crisis and global inequality. Now, Don Tapscott has joined the conversation with his: “Five New Crises of Democratic Capitalism”. Continue Reading…

In case you didn’t notice, Pope Francis gave capitalism a thorough drubbing this past Thursday in his Encyclical Letter, LAUDATO, SI’. Continue Reading…

Recent tales of networked social movements exerting pressure on governments and businesses.

This Week: Tim Hortons, Enbridge and Sumofus.org

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Businesses should get over themselves and start to work with the grassroots movements that are taking them to task over social and environmental issues. In a previous post, we looked at the incredible power of new social movements in a networked society. Fighting them is a foolish plan. However, many businesses still spend a lot of their time and energy doing just that.

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In line with my recent ‘You Can’t Beat Them So Why Not Join Them’ series, I recently published an article in The Guardian’s Sustainable Business section on the tech sector’s uneasy relationship with human rights groups. While greatly criticized for censorship and privacy breaches these past few years, a number of companies both large and small have undertaken initiatives that are helping dissidents in closed societies around the world. Recognition of such initiatives proves that, however much you have been part of the problem, it’s worth taking steps to be part of the solution too. Continue Reading…