This book is about the Social Contract with Business as a means to deliver humanity’s global sustainability mandate. From a well researched Socratic dialogue with today’s leaders and thinkers in the West, East, and South emerged action-oriented answers to the questions: What kind of future does humanity want?; What society for such a future?; What business for such a society?; What business leader for such a business?; What education for such a business leader? This book is written for business leaders and for all other movers and shakers who wish to conduct their affairs in a business-like and meaningful manner.
Dr Jopie Coetzee grew up on an African cattle farm before graduating in mathematics and in engineering from the University of Pretoria. As a business executive, he has thirty years of experience in strategy development and implementation across 25 countries on 5 continents with a multinational corporation. As a business scholar, he has ten years of experience in lecturing and research, acquiring a doctorate in business leadership from the University of South Africa. Today, he is a full-time writer on responsible business leadership. He and his wife, Pieternel, live in Johannesburg, and they plant one tree for each page published.