We've been talking a lot here at CEDR about what constitutes a successful business, beyond the profit margin. We discussed 'The Triple bottom line' of profit, environmental and social impact and how increasingly this is a standard benchmark for corporate performance. We then discussed how we can better promote CEDR as having a positive impact on society, beyond achieving successful outcomes in deadlocked cases. The founder of Riverford Organic Farms, Guy Singh-Watson recently appeared on Desert Island Discs and on the program he clearly advocated a more ethical way of doing business. In a recent blog, he spoke of how he recently passed ownership of Riverford to his employees and he pulled out a great quote from Chomsky that I believe should be on every wall in every corporation across the world.
"If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world.” - Noam Chomsky