World Business Council for Sustainable Development. An enterprising person is one who drives through an old decrepit part of town and sees a new housing development. You can be that generation. Our life has broken away from the past. They're behaviour as well' Robert Haas, Levi Strauss. Not long ago I was almost begging for money to feed my family. Conversely, business cannot succeed without an active and engaged civil society, committed to holistic solutions, and most importantly relentlessly pursuing active partnerships with business.
That applies both outside the company as we try to be a force for good in society - and inside the company as we motivate people to think and act in a socially responsible manner.
The success of a business is the result of the proportion of right decisions by the executive in charge. It is regularly enlisted to empower the manager to be a better person, create a better business, and contribute to a better society. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. Driven by the quest for profits, firms of all types - from farmers and micro-entrepreneurs to local manufacturing companies and multinational enterprises - invest in new ideas and new facilities that strengthen the foundation of economic growth and prosperity. Let us choose to reconcile the creative forces of private entrepreneurship with the needs of the disadvantaged and the requirements of future generations. We believe that now is the time when greater external support can have a major impact and this is a vital moment for the world to get behind Africa's efforts.