Much has been said about a new economy , about forgetting old models or finding a new way of doing things . This is because many of the current problems –climate change, inequity, over exploitation of resources– have been attributed to capitalism and especially to companies.
The pandemic only exposed all these problems even more, igniting the conversation about the economic models that caused them and about whether the system of consumerism under which we have lived is the cause of many of the social problems that we have to face today.
But, just as businesses are part of the cause, they are also an important part of solving the social problems we face. At least that is how we believe those of us who have bet on a new economic model in which companies play a key role in creating not only economic value but also social value.
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