Stanley Litow

The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward

Recent federal actions have altered rules both social, and environmental, that supposedly hobbled business, rolling back clean power, consumer protection, and healthy eating initiatives. Unfettered by regulation, corporations are now supposedly freer to go about the business of making money—despite any unintended consequence to consumers and society. And yet there could be a negative reaction to these actions resulting in support for even harsher regulation in the future. How can responsible businesses step up their efforts to create jobs, reduce poverty, improve education and health, and address climate change issues both domestically and around the world while still generating the economic growth to enrich shareholders and create jobs? The Challenge for Business and Society shows how leaders in business and government can actively balance the growth of business with the needs of society, producing even greater financial returns.