Readers' Guide Comment on “understanding the place of their sector, industry or company”
Of course, in one sense business leaders certainly ‘understand [their] place’ in the global world, otherwise they would not be so successful in the competitive global market. What WEF does not explain is which elements of ‘understanding’ business leaders are missing, and how this knowledge would engender a different set of choices than their current ‘understanding’ of the political, social, and ethical realities of the world.
Readers' Guide Comment on “who can no longer leave questions of global welfare … to political and economic leadership"
Non-governmental organizations and intergovernmental organizations long ago stopped trying to leave decision-making on global welfare and sustainability to nation-states and corporations, respectively. Again the ‘non-state’ terminology is used as an umbrella term, inappropriately conflating multinational corporations and civil society organizations.
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