I’ve always seen business as a tool to solve real problems and to make a positive difference for people. I never understood business solely as a means to money, but there is no denying the fact that the financial rewards of business allow the scalability that is needed to solve large problems. If entrepreneurs could learn the importance of their social responsibility from the beginning of their journey, instead of when it’s too late, then their business ventures will be a tool for good from the get-go.
Unfortunately, I have met people who think that concern for the social component of business is just that, good business and use this type of talk to further business (aka financial goals). This type of “fake-good” is not only morally wrong, but it is ultimately bad business, destroys supply chains, adversely effects the people who need the help the most, and tricks consumers. I hate this and think it’s super important that we run transparent businesses that are committed to doing good.