Radical Transparency

Various Models Exist to Demonstrate Social Responsibility. How to Distinguish Between the Options?

Why It Matters

Demonstrating transparency means data, details, and corroboration — those verifiable points about a impact-oriented business. New legal forms like the C3 as well as more grassroots approaches like the Economic Nutrition Label are shaping the new age of transparency. The second in a series.

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