The Caux Round Table (CRT) is an international network of experienced business leaders, who work with business and political leaders to design the intellectual strategies, management tools and practices to strengthen private enterprise and public governance to improve our global community. Their three core values, human dignity, Kyosei, and stewardship inform the strategy on every action which they are committed. A recent letter was sent to its membership on The Ethics and Economics of Food Security, and it’s the opening paragraph which I bring to you:
The Caux Round Table advocates responsible business practices resting upon three core values: human dignity, Kyosei or mutual dependencies, and stewardship. These values inform all aspects of a sustainably profitable capitalism. From the perspective of human dignity, each business has a duty to contribute to rising standards of living that give more effective scope to the moral virtues of individuals. From the perspective of Kyosei, each business depends on mutually beneficial relationships and other forces in its commercial environment such as customers, employees, suppliers, and communities. From the perspective of stewardship, each business has an office to perform to society in wealth creation for the common good, taking into account the needs and interests of its constituent stakeholders.
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