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Changing Your Company from the Inside Out: A Guide for Social Intrapreneurs by Christopher White, Gerald Davis

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CHAPTER ONE

How Can I Pay the Bills and Still Live My Values?

A corporate job does not have to be a compromise between earning your paycheck and sticking to your values.

In fact, changing what big businesses do can have a much larger impact than founding a social enterprise. Digging a well in a low-income village can have a positive effect in that village. But persuading a multinational manufacturer to adopt a formal commitment to fresh water access as a basic human right, as David Berdish did at Ford, can be transformative. Getting a large consumer packaged goods company to source raw materials from farmers in Rwanda, as Justin DeKoszmovszky did, can foster sustainable economic development. Creating an online marketplace for artisans in low-income ...

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