“We’re in a new era where shifting societal attitudes have made it an imperative for businesses to place societal responsibility at the heart of their strategies. Business readiness now demands leaders understand this expanded responsibility and deliver solutions not just for business growth but also for societal progression.” says Deloitte Global CEO Punit Renjen, and “We firmly believe that companies motivated by a greater societal purpose will be stronger, more successful businesses for the long term.”

Renjen, alongside the CEOs of nearly 200 major U.S. corporations, signed the Business Roundtable’s recent statement saying corporations must go beyond advancing shareholder interests; “a strong signal that companies are defining their values and commitments to a broader base of stakeholders. The challenge now is for businesses to put these commitments into action.”

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