The Economist is hosting a weekly Oxford style debate online that it wants its readers to join in on. This week the magazine is focusing on sustainability & corporate responsibility.
The Proposition: “Without outside pressure, corporations will not take meaningful action on sustainability.”
Speaker Pro:Mindy Lubber President of Ceres
Speaker Con: BjÃ¶rn Stigson President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Moderator: Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, Correspondent, The Economist
According to the moderator:
The CSR debate is certainly off to a roaring start. Initially, the Pro side garnered most of the votes, but there are signs that the Con side is gaining momentum.