A child stands next to placards before a climate strike rally in Central on September 20, 2019. Despite several firms making high-profile pledges to improve their sustainability and business practices, the effectiveness of relying on companies’ enlightened self-interest remains unclear. Photo: AFP A child stands next to placards before a climate strike rally in Central on September 20, 2019. Despite several firms making high-profile pledges to improve their sustainability and business practices, the effectiveness of relying on companies’ enlightened self-interest remains unclear. Photo: AFP
A child stands next to placards before a climate strike rally in Central on September 20, 2019. Despite several firms making high-profile pledges to improve their sustainability and business practices, the effectiveness of relying on companies’ enlightened self-interest remains unclear. Photo: AFP
Dani Rodrik
Opinion

Opinion

Dani Rodrik

How making business more democratic can improve global governance

  • Despite a swell of private-sector support for corporate social responsibility, the effectiveness of relying on companies’ enlightened self-interest is unclear
  • Firms can become a reliable partner for the social good only when they speak with the voices of those whose lives they shape

A child stands next to placards before a climate strike rally in Central on September 20, 2019. Despite several firms making high-profile pledges to improve their sustainability and business practices, the effectiveness of relying on companies’ enlightened self-interest remains unclear. Photo: AFP A child stands next to placards before a climate strike rally in Central on September 20, 2019. Despite several firms making high-profile pledges to improve their sustainability and business practices, the effectiveness of relying on companies’ enlightened self-interest remains unclear. Photo: AFP
A child stands next to placards before a climate strike rally in Central on September 20, 2019. Despite several firms making high-profile pledges to improve their sustainability and business practices, the effectiveness of relying on companies’ enlightened self-interest remains unclear. Photo: AFP
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