The focus on CSR enables companies to become conscious of the environment but at the same time may lead to problems related to competition and the viability of the model itself.
History has many lessons and conclusions in store: the first lesson is that it is possible to challenge the myths and demonstrate that one can be competitive and socially responsible at the same time. The second lesson is that it is not easy and that the way to success is full of obstacles. In the business world where corporate social responsibility adepts are still trying to convince companies about potential profits, Ben&Jerry’s showed that the answers to many questions are not as difficult as we thought and that it’s not needed to reinvent the wheel. What’s needed is true and genuine commitment.