Sustainable business ethics on forefront of investor priorities
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 12:04
A question that struck Salomon as interesting came towards the end of the discussion, and seemingly changed the flow of conversation from analytics to ethics.
“The question reads, Paul McCartney said ‘If every slaughterhouse had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.’ So the question is, is having too much disclosure a bad thing? Are some aspects of business better left in the dark?”
Across the board, each analyst said no, that full disclosure is the best method to ensure sustainability and consumer goodwill. Investors and companies should have the best tools to measure the performance and longevity of their product and the company that is making the product. “Profits over people” is going out of season.