New Thoughts = New Vocabulary!

There is an old saying, “If you put your ear to the ground” you can hear something coming.  This still applies, except the ‘ear’ is now mostly electronic!  In our business we need to stay very alert and follow all of the news that will impact our future.  Clearly , there are changes coming that will impact all of our lives.

Using this BLOG I intend to introduce you to as many of these new forces as possible over the coming weeks. In this way, we can explore the issues and begin to digest what our future will look like and how we can make it all work.

The New Economy is a place to start.  You may have heard or seen this already in various ways. Basically it means an economy that meets our current social and environmental goals. An economy that focuses less on driving profits and more on good corporate citizenship, positive community impacts, and expanding ownership differently.

The Triple Bottom Line is the next item on the agenda. It is otherwise seen and heard as “People, Planet, and Profits.” This idea too focuses as much on social and environmental concerns as it does on profits.  Sustainability is the main thrust here.

The J.E.D.I Collaborative and the American Sustainable Business Council looks at the world from the same viewpoint as the two items above, but it also adds another set of valuable ingredients: Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to the mix.  The idea here is to “recognize the fundamental rights of all people to develop their talents, earn a living wage, and be treated with dignity in the workplace.” Our future economic life depends on all of us working together and prospering!

In studying these three ideas you can get a start in terms of how these ideas are different from previous similar ideas, and you can put them all together and imagine how the world will be different than it is now. We at Common Interests talk a lot about the Global Village in which we live.  Basically these three ideas will be part of making this Global Village a wonderful place!

As I said above, this is the first of a series of BLOGS.  Over time we will build a complete framework that relates to our collective futures.  Common Interests is becoming a “Thought Leader” in helping to develop a future that features the best use of all of our talents, hopes and dreams, and makes our world a better place.