Throughout time, civilization has distinguished subdivisions of economic, political, and social activity – in other words – business, government, and society. Although the interaction and interrelation of these three has evolved over the centuries, the role of business in society has increased in priority on the agendas of nearly every CEO and Board in recent years. Although it is the fundamental purpose of every business to make a profit by providing products and services that satisfy human needs, it is the concept of sustainability that requires businesses to look beyond their bottom-line profits and consider their environmental and social impacts as well.
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