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But that’s not the purpose for other stakeholders—for customers, employees, suppliers, and the community. Each of those groups will define the purpose of the business in terms of its own needs and desires, and each perspective is valid and legitimate” (John Mackey, Co-Founder and CEO Whole foods). I propose that multiple value creation (MVC) is the alternative. The key to MVC is the simultaneous creation of more than one value (not only financial values), which is of value to more than just the owners of an organisation.
Every day, we make thousands of decisions with each other in organisations. Through our decisions we permanently construct and re-construct those organisations. The permanent flux of decisions and activities are directly linked to shaping our society. In this way, ordinary everyday organisational decisions influence sustainability issues to a great extent, although we might not always be aware of it. The connection between our human existence and organisations is such that we cannot even properly function without all that is organised around us through our own actions and simultaneously those of others.
Natural capital—protection and preservation of our natural environment in a living and a “dead” sense. Consciously handling it leads to more and more radical eco-efficiency and life-cycle thinking. In the end, however, it is always about the use and preservation of materials and resources; 2. Ecological capital—preserving a complex and mutually enforcing natural environment, but sometimes also deliberately creating those systems. Ecological capital is a loose entity, but it can be deemed to encompass the system as a whole and how it is dependent on all large and small parts/components/sub-systems, together with all the preserving and innovative forces acting within it; 3.