"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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,…"