Harish Manwani, COO of Unilever, looks beyond the balance sheet and bottom line. Some great sound bites:
"values and purpose are going to be the two drivers of software that are going to create the companies of tomorrow"
"you need businesses that can actually define their role in society in terms of a much larger purpose than the products and brands that they sell"
"we have to move from this 3G model (growth that is consistent, growth that is competitive, growth that is profitable) to a model of what I call the fourth G: the G of growth that is responsible. And it is this that has to become a very important part of creating value. Of not just creating economic value but creating social value"
"how do we make money and do good? How do we make sure that we have a great business but we also have a great environment around us? And that model is all about doing well and doing good"
"we run the largest hand-washing program in the world. We are running a program on hygiene and health that now touches half a billion people. It’s not about selling soap, there is a larger purpose out there. Small actions can make a big difference."