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|I Am Skooter|
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Yunus points out what should be obvious, in my opinion: money need not be the only motivation for business. Businesses can be driven by social consciousness and impact as well.
The Mountain Equipment Co-Op is a member, and often trumpeted as a socially responsible business. Of course, their co-operative status means they don’t make the same business tax contributions to the Canadian economy as conventional businesses.
Do the positives cancel out the negatives in this case? Yunus might not agree: by skirting around corporate taxes, the Co-Op is undermining Canada’s network of social services.
A social conscience is a complicated thing, and there are no easy answers.