People before Profit.
Large corporations need to be forced consider people before profit.
They aren’t going to adopt that attitude on their own.
We shareholders play our part in driving corporate consciousness – whether we like admit it or not.
If we demand large corporations adopt socially responsible policies, putting ‘people before profit,’ corporates will have no choice but to come in line.
Fracking Is A Good Example
Until there is conclusive evidence that fracking doesn’t negatively impact on the water table, we owe it to future generations to challenge the presented ‘facts.’
We need to ensure we aren’t supporting something which will result in long-term problems for the communities being ‘fracked.’
We need to demand social and environmental responsibility of corporations we invest in and support.
It’s Up To Us
As always, it’s up us, the people, to use our influence to ensure large corporations don’t run rough-shod over local and indigenous communities. Governments generally won’t do it. Too often they are too busy being in bed with them.
But! Governments generally will listen and intervene if they think it will impact votes.
We need to get involved, attend shareholder meetings, vote and speak out. Stir it up a bit.
Do you you get involved in understanding what the companies you’ve invested in are up to?
We’d love to hear your story.