I AM A CORPORATE IDEALIST.
Companies can help solve the greatest challenges facing the world today. Frankly, they'd better -- because they're helping create them.
Philanthropy and employee volunteerism are great, but I'm more interested in improving the impacts of a company's core business, all the way out to the tippy toes of the supply chain.
My book about my time with BP, weaving in stories and reflections from others similarly pushing for more responsible and sustainable practices in and with the world's biggest and best-known companies, is The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil. Here's what The New York Times has to say about it:
It’s been a long time — maybe never — since I’ve read a book that made me feel proud or even a little encouraged about the moral compass of the world’s largest companies. Corporations, after all, exist to make money. Last I checked, doing good deeds is not listed as a fiduciary duty. But Christine Bader’s thought-provoking book, The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil, argues that this may be changing...
Ms. Bader’s book, to be released later this month, is a good primer on the C.S.R. phenomenon... The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist is a quick read, effortlessly gulped during a long airplane flight. The writing is clear and concise, and if the book doesn’t leave one convinced that every multinational has suddenly developed a guiding conscience, it does offer some encouragement that many are on the way.
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