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  Vision, Mission, Principles and Purpose

The CRT vision, mission, principles and purpose captures the exceptional and extraordinary possibilities that the Caux Round Table CRT seeks to influence every single day. 

Our aim, through our vision, mission and principles, is to inspire people inside and outside Caux to pursue Moral Capitalism for a Better World.

We want people to talk about our purpose constantly, to share our vision, and to live by our principles. We want to stimulate dialogue, passionate debate and ultimately exciting initiatives in line with our mission.

  VISION 

Our VISION is for a world with -

            Rising Living Standards, Social Justice and Human Dignity for All

Our vision is all about being obsessed with better possibilities for all.

This vision is not small; to facilitate change for the better in humanity’s ability to raise living standards, provide for social justice and realize the fullness of individual human dignity in all our days is a challenge of massive proportions but it is a challenge we readily accept. To achieve it, we will have to inspire and lead with inspiration and courage.

As CRT’s former Chairman, Win Wallin said, “we believe that sensitivity to the concerns of all stakeholders, dialogue that leads to advocacy and action, and collaboration with others are the keys to greater prosperity, sustainability and fairness in a global economy."

  Mission 

Our MISSION is twofold: 

  • To promote moral capitalism and responsible government 
     
  • To ensure greater prosperity, sustainability and fairness in a global economy.

These are our overarching goals and priorities. They translate our vision into a concrete view of our direction and purpose.

We believe Moral Capitalism is the only system with the potential to reduce global poverty and tyranny and address the needs and aspirations of individuals, societies, and nations.

As Stephen Young, the Executive Director of the Caux Round Table has written, “the challenge of moral capitalism is to tip the balance of wealth creation toward humanity’s more noble possibilities and away from the dynamics of more brutish behavior”. 

  PRINCIPLES 

Our PRINCIPLES support our vision and mission

  • Principles for Business
  • Principles for Governments
  • Principles for NGOs
  • Principles for Ownership of Wealth
  • Principles for Responsible Globalization

We advocate implementation of the CRT Principles as the path through which moral capitalism can flourish and through which sustainable and socially responsible prosperity can become the foundation for a fair, free and transparent global society.


  PURPOSE  

Our unifying PURPOSE is -

      Moral Capitalism for a Better World.

The Caux Round Table seeks to improve the outcomes of the market economy and globalization in the world through enhancing the impact of ethical conduct and social responsibility in companies.

We believe that Moral Capitalism is the only economic system that can deliver Rising Living Standards, Social Justice and Human Dignity for All.

All other economic systems, including modern ‘brute capitalism’, which has elevated narrow self-interest and personal advantage to the status of core values, are doomed to fail through the lack of any moral quality.

As Stephen Young, Executive Director of the Caux Round Table has stated: The challenge of moral capitalism is to tip the balance of wealth creation toward humanity’s more noble possibilities and away from the dynamics of more brutish behavior.


 

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