Last week, Carolyn Johnson wrote an article in the Boston Globe examining how and why we might be compelled to make sacrifices for the benefit of future generations. After all, we’ll be gone so the kids won’t have a chance to pay us back. What’s in it for us?
The Globe article focuses on environmental policies and efforts to save natural resources, but its implications cast a wider net. Cooperation and forward-thinking ethical practices in any arena are vital to strengthening the current society while laying the groundwork for continued success in later generations.
Two recent Bibliomotion titles address the importance of cooperation and careful treading for the benefit of the greater good, both present and future. Christine Bader’s The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil investigates giant corporations’ responsibility to society through the lens of her career at BP, while Katherine Collins’ The Nature of Investing dives into the financial ecosystem, exploring the parallels between biomimicry and responsible investing in an effort to realign investing with the world it was originally meant to serve.
Learn more about these titles by clicking on their covers below!