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Alec Engblom replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How might one empirically assess the contribution of business actions to peace?
Oct 30, 2016
Alec Engblom replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How might one empirically assess the contribution of business actions to peace?
"A ranking system would be extremely helpful for potential investors to make smarter investment decisions. Some companies that have great bottom line numbers do so in an unethical way or at the expense of those less fortunate. This increases the risk…"
Oct 30, 2016
Alec Engblom replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How might one empirically assess the contribution of business actions to peace?
"You bring up a very valuable point here about the ineffectiveness of measuring companies contributions to peace. Like a multiples valuation for valuing companies, firms with similar sizes, employees, location and other factors play a large part in…"
Oct 29, 2016
Alec Engblom replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How might one empirically assess the contribution of business actions to peace?
"In response to your last question, who should hold these businesses honest, I believe it falls on the role of the government. Many areas we see in the world with large disruptions of peace are linked to weak governmental entities. In Africa warlords…"
Oct 27, 2016
Alec Engblom replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How might one empirically assess the contribution of business actions to peace?
"Some options to empirically measure the contribution of companies to peace is their annual donations to peace activist programs and charities. Many public companies donate to foundations or grants and this information is readily available to the…"
Oct 25, 2016
Alec Engblom replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How might one empirically assess the contribution of business actions to peace?
"I agree with Victor that the best way a business can promote and produce peace is to go about their daily actions to increase profits. In poorer countries where these companies that choose to do business they bring with them opportunity and…"
Oct 24, 2016
Alec Engblom replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Why might business contribute to peace?
"This is an interesting take on why businesses would feel the need to contribute to peace. Everyone always points out the positives peace time would have on a company, but the threat of conflict and the increased costs it would bring with far…"
Oct 19, 2016
Alec Engblom replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Why might business contribute to peace?
"I completely agree with your point here Nicholas. Not-for-profit corporations may have the betterment of society as their number one goal driving their operations but for a corporation who's main goal is to increase their bottom line, peace is…"
Oct 13, 2016
Alec Engblom replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Why might business contribute to peace?
"Business are motivated to contribute to peace because of the negative side effects war-time brings. During a time of war economic markets for the most part take a dramatic decline in performance. This causes distress for investors, for managements,…"
Oct 13, 2016

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