Why firms shun our social goals

At around the same time as Dr Johnson published the first English dictionary and before the light-bulb was invented, the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) was formed. Its purpose, as meaningful now as it was then, is the development of a principled and prosperous society. At its 250th anniversary last week, the RSA discussed its current priorities - enterprise, zero waste, resilient and capable communities and global citizenship.

by Sukhvinder Stubbs, chair of Young Enterprise (West Midlands). Email: sukhvinder.stubbs@haynet.com.

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