5 Sites for Globally Responsible Business Leadership

By Linda Fisher Thornton

It has become clear that a global economy requires more than local or regional thinking. Our information and commerce are globally connected. Our greatest human challenges are global and must be solved globally.

We are connected by a shared future, with one region’s success deeply connected to another’s success. Global changes tend to either move us forward together or backward together. What steps can we take now to adapt to major global change and become part of the solution? How do we create the future world we imagine?

These 5 sources are good resources for learning, reflection and conversation:

5 Sites For Globally Responsible Business Leadership

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The SDG Compass (A guide to aligning company strategies and measures with the SDGs)

Caux Roundtable Principles For Business

World Economic Forum, “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”

Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative

Together, these sources paint a picture of the future. It’s a future that requires global thinking and action. It’s a future where business leaders take global responsibility for their decisions and actions. It’s a future where we move the metrics on important measures of collective well-being. 

How do we get there? We decide to be part of the solution, and use these resources to plan our next steps. 

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About Linda Fisher Thornton
Linda Fisher Thornton is Founder and CEO of Leading in Context, and author of the award-winning book 7 Lenses. She teaches as Adjunct Assoc. Prof. for University of Richmond SPCS. She is leading a movement to help leaders and organizations Unleash the Positive Power of Ethical Leadership.

2 Responses to 5 Sites for Globally Responsible Business Leadership

  1. Cam, thank you! I look forward to reading the special ethical leadership edition you’re putting together.

  2. Cam Caldwell says:

    Linda, thank you (as always, it seems) for your contribution and for organizing this information. I have been involved with Dr. Verl Anderson and other scholars in putting together a special edition of the International Journal of Public Leadership on the topic of “Ethical Leadership in Troubled Times.” That special edition is forthcoming and is certainly aligned with what you have identified.

    Please note that your contribution to the field of ethical leadership is treasured and looked forward to by many readers. I know how much I appreciate you!

    Cam

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