Ideas Generator for BCC Group Leaders
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Our priority with creating the BCC Global Movement is to inspire people to know that all of us are capable of changing the world. Each and everyone of us can actually be a contribution to creating a better world and a sustainable future on this planet, as well as to adding value to our life and the lives of others.
What is Benevolent Capitalism really?
Benevolent Capitalism is not about philanthropy or simply a matter of good corporate citizenship. The precept of Benevolent Capitalism goes beyond being “ethical” or social and moral responsibilities.
Benevolent is not about doing kindness to others, it’s about doing no damage and creating a sustainable future for our life, for society and for the planet.
Business and commerce must shift from capitalism based on “I have to get my share” and using and abusing to get what we want; to instead embracing a benevolent way of being, which looks at the different futures that can be created.
Benevolent Leadership explained
- By being a benevolent leader, you become the catalyst for a different possibility in life and in the world
Benevolent leadership isn’t about being a philanthropist or being humanitarian, or being lofty. It’s absolutely not about being altruistic and it certainly isn’t about self-important concepts.
Benevolent leadership is about creating greater possibilities and is about wishing everyone well in the way in which we do business, to create greater possibilities for everyone concerned and not to do it from just what we can get out of it.
A better world starts with you
Benevolent is not about doing kindness to others, it’s about doing no damage and creating a sustainable future for the world and ourselves.
To prosper and thrive in the decades ahead, leaders have to think differently about the way they operate their business, yet most leaders and managers do everything they can to keep their timeworn conventional business models in place. However, if capitalists choose to align the capitalism maxim with the maxim of nature, there are still abundant possibilities and revenues to be actualized - revenues made in ways that generate a sustainable future rather than damage the planet and endanger our future.
Benevolent capitalism, in our view, is a form of capitalism that is driven by businesses which not only think about the short-term financial benefits but also about building longer-term sustainable businesses that create economic, environmental and social value, that have a positive impact on society and the planet.
At the moment, too many business endeavours tend to be about enriching the few at the expense of the many. Enriching the few is not so much the problem, it is more the “at the expense of the many”.
There are four priorities that underpin the benevolent capitalism movement.
Priority 1: Generating a Sustainable Future
Priority 2: Doing No Damage
Priority 3: Maximising Possibilities, Not just Revenue
Priority 4: Empowerment Through Benevolent Leadership
Real Life Examples of Benevolent Capitalists
See the advantage and then don't dismiss the other possibilities. This is benevolent capitalism - as you see what needs to be done and do it, but don't lose the thread of other possibilities and then institute those possibilities when it is appropriate.
Benevolent capitalists have the capacity to be creative and generative. They have the power to create a phenomenal difference, and create something beyond normal by other people's standards. A person who is a true benevolent capitalist knows what is right for them, regardless of whether anybody else gets it or not. They function from true choice, and the willingness to create a reality that has more possibilities in it. They don’t let themselves be limited by the desire for any particular outcome. They are willing to go beyond the limitations of this reality that everybody else lived from. This is a reality that can be embodied by each one of us if we choose.
Texas teenager creates $20 water purifier to tackle toxic e-waste pollution. It’s common for water technologies to be subject to patent applications and granted patents. Alagappan, however, won’t be patenting his groundbreaking water cleaning technology, but sharing it with the world. Alagappan, who was awarded the Stockholm Junior Water Prize at this year’sWorld Water Week, said the filter cost an estimated $20 (£13) to make, up to five times less than existing reverse osmosis technology. Read More
The Grameen Bank Project objectives:
- extend banking facilities to poor men and women;
- eliminate the exploitation of the poor by money lenders;
- create opportunities for self-employment for the vast multitude of unemployed people in rural Bangladesh;
- bring the disadvantaged, mostly the women from the poorest households, within the fold of an organizational format which they can understand and manage by themselves; and
- reverse the age-old vicious circle of “low income, low saving & low investment”, into virtuous circle of “low income, injection of credit, investment, more income, more savings, more investment, more income”.