The 6th biennial conference of Caux Initiatives for Business (CIB) 2016 was held at Asia Plateau, the Initiatives of Change (IofC) conference centre in Panchgani, India.
The conference focused on sustainable growth through business. Sustainability in this context means a series of actions that results in the creation of an environment for economic growth on a long-term basis. It is built on Trust.
Trust over a period of time leads to Faith which would then lead to Loyalty, Allegiance, Team Building, Community Development and ultimately Nation Building. Sustainability therefore cannot be a short-term goal.
Unfortunately, too many business organizations find that it is much easier to use unsustainable short-cuts such as deceptive and corrupt practices to gain short term goals. Business has to look at its larger purpose and reflect on its calling for its greatest role. Such a conscious purpose is oriented in contributing to the good of the “whole” and sustenance of the “whole” which would build sustainability on the long run. We need therefore to make a concerted effort to learn from the businesses, cultures and countries that have led the way in the past by showcasing sustainable models over the years and replicate them. These models sustain a characteristic of consciously integrating their business operations with Values and Ethics.
Read on for more of the conference >>> CIB Official Report