How do you create corporate values?
In an excerpt from one of my recent white papers I refer to the emerging "values" associated with triple bottom line (TBL) and the 7-D world concepts that were first introduced and then expanded upon by John Elkington in his book Cannibals With Forks - The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business.
While some may limit these precepts to issues involving sustainability, in reality they represent a broader concept that extends to include areas such as discontinuous innovation, social branding and economic externality.
In short, the corporate values to which you are referring and the resulting brand recognition is no longer a myopic representation of adept marketing or image building built on the concept of traditional capitalism principles.
Understanding how these new paradigms are transforming the world of business, especially within a global context, is likely going to become a prerequisite for corporations to both survive and thrive (or in the context of your question, build brand awareness and drive value).
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