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Values-conscious business

Economics of values-conscious business

Below are resources on the potential for businesses to be spiritually oriented and also profitable.

Economic analysis  top^

Embracing Spiritual Economics

A thought-provoking article examining the issues involved in reconciling the material (economic) and non-material (spiritual) dimensions of human existence.
Kosmos website, Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, linked 08/16
http://www.kosmosjournal.org/article/embracing-spiritual-economics/

Potential for profit  top^

Are Profitability and Spirituality Polar Opposites?

A press release on "Soul at Work: Spiritual Leadership in Organizations," which proves that integrity, organizational effectiveness, and profitability are natural partners.
Margaret Benefiel, Nov 2, 2005 press review on PRWeb, linked 08/16
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/11/prweb304603.htm

Can Going Beyond Profit Make Us Happier?

A well written article in which the author posits that the beyond-profit mindset, driven by a strong motivation of service, goes beyond “maximizing shareholder value” or “making profits."
Huffington Post, By Somik Raha, June 20111, linked 08/16
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/somik-raha/beyond-profit_b_886345.html

Spirituality in Business

A brief summary showing that spirituality and profitability are not mutually exclusive and giving examples of ways in which this is being expressed.
Corinne McLaughlin, World Goodwill Occasional Paper (April 1999), linked 08/16
http://www.everymanedict.com/e10a_corporate-spirituality.htm

Return on investment  top^

Global Reporting Initiative

The world's most widely used sustainability reporting framework, setting out the principles and indicators that organizations can use to measure and report their economic, environmental, and social performance.
Conscious Business Center website, linked 08/16
https://www.globalreporting.org/Pages/default.aspx

Research on "Spiritual Capital"

Announcement of the Spiritual Capital Research Program, established to support high-level, impartial scholarship on the contribution of religion--both for good and for ill--to economic and social developments.
Metanexus website, linked 08/16
http://www.metanexus.net/archive/spiritualcapitalresearchprogram/award_winner.asp.html

Spiritual Techniques for Thriving Amidst Economic Crisis

An article detailing 16 spiritual techniques that leverage the causality of consciousness to help you weather the economic storm.
CVL website, Corinne McLaughlin, 2009, linked 08/16
http://www.visionarylead.org/thriving-amidst-economic-crisis.html

Spirituality as the Fourth Bottom Line

A short article suggesting that, as business executives and economists begin to understand the importance of spirituality in evaluating the performance of business, a debate is needed on indicators that can evaluate this new paradigm in process.
Sohail Inayatullah, New Renaissance, 12 (2), Nov. 2006, linked 08/16
http://www.ru.org/index.php/spirituality/42-spirituality-as-the-fourth-bottom-line

Triple Bottom Line Reporting in Australia

A guide to Triple Bottom Line (TBL) reporting to help organizations focus on decision-making and reporting that explicitly considers no only their economic, but also their environmental and social, performance.
Environment Australia website, June 2003, linked 08/16
http://www.environment.gov.au/archive/settlements/industry/finance/publications/indicators/pubs/indicators.pdf

True Impact

A web-based financial, social, and environmental ROI calculator, available by subscription.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.trueimpact.com/

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017