Adventures in Ethical Consumerism

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Global 100

You've read about the Ten Worst Corporations of 2004, now check out the Global 100, which aims to list the "Most Sustainable Corporations in the World".

The fact that GlaxoSmithKlein made it onto both these lists is a good indication of how contradictory ethics in consumerism can seem to be. I'm sure it's very nice if they have the "ability to manage strategic profit opportunities, that is, their ability to profit from recognizing new environmental and social markets", but what about letting people know the truth about their products. Does that count for anything? Is it possible to measure truth in dollars and cents?

The WorldChanging blog has this excellent wee piece about the Global 100.


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