For those of us unwilling to stick our heads in the sand like an ostrich, Stuart L. Hart’s new book gives voice to an inescapable reality: that the corporate sector can be the catalyst for a truly sustainable force of global development for all on the planet.

As the chairman and CEO of a consumer products company with global operations, I see every day the value that business can bring. I see that its products can improve the health and safety of people around the world. I see that its jobs enable parents to support their children, and allow children to achieve dreams not even imagined by their parents.

I also recognize that business has provided fuel for the growing antiglobalization outcry. But despite what some see as the inevitable ...

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