There’s a growing sentiment amongst the business world’s top thought leaders that ethics and economic performance are not at odds… in fact, they are intrinsically linked.
Robert Haas, chairman and chief executive officer of Levi Strauss & Company, San Francisco, talks about values in a recent Harvard Business Review: “We’ve learned . . . that the soft stuff and the hard stuff are becoming increasingly intertwined. A company’s values – what it stands for and what its people believe in – are crucial to its competitive success. Indeed, values drive the business.” (more…)